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Use this tag to refer to the volume of electricity traveling through any given wire at any given time. It is measured in amps.

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Variable Fan Controller - Properly Sized Transistor

I would like to a build a temperature sensing variable speed fan controller for my truck. Currently using a purchased 2 speed on/off relay based controller, but my fans are overloading the whole ...
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Detect power interruption on NodeMCU

Im using a 5v 1A power supply and connected to VIN pin on the NodeMCU. I also use 18650 battery to keep NodeMCU running in case the power supply shuts off due to power interruption. I'm planning to ...
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Current Sensor ACS712 not changing its value even when connected bulb is lit

My task is to find the amount of current a light bulb uses, with that motive I used ACS712 current sensor of 30A connected all the connections properly as shown in the circuit diagram below I tried ...
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Motor cutting out when using HC-05 Bluetooth module

I'm using an L293D motor driver chip along with an HC-05 Bluetooth module. The two work as expected separately - I can send a string via a Bluetooth terminal app on my phone to the HC-05 and I see it ...
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Mains A/C Current sensing [migrated]

I am looking for a solution to detect de presence of mains current with the Arduino. I came across a few solutions but I think all of them have some serious drawback for this case: I have 8 power ...
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Pull more than 250 mA from powerbank-powered Teensy 3.6

I'm using a powerbank speced 5V at 2.4A to power my Teensy 3.6 via the USB port. However, Teensy recommends to not pull more than 250 mA from its 3.3V pin. Is there any way I can pull more current, at ...
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ESP8266 NodeMCU 3v3 current for fingerprint sensor

From what i see that 3.3Vpin provide 3.3V and 400mA. The fingerprint module i use is AS608. Connecting the fingerprint module power pin to 3.3V of the nodemcu. From the datasheet it only can handle 3....
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PZEM-004T can't read current

I'm trying to measure the current, voltage, and power of AC load using Peacefair PZEM-004Tv3.0 module. For the serial communication of this module, I'm using SoftwareSerial Pins 2 and 3 on Arduino Uno....
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Reading sensor with current ouput with Arduino

I am having diffuclt times with this sensor, so I kndliy ask for your help! The sensor is named "SPUVA-CS-C3535-A", datasheet here. The sensor I use (cs3535) has just two pins (+ and -). From my ...
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Safe to power LED strip via ESP32 GPIO

I want to rewire a battery powered LED strip (as shown in the picture below) to power via an ESP32's GPIO pin. I have a ESP32 NodeMCU Development Board, powered via USB. The LED strip has specified 3,...
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INA219 with L298N POWER LOGGER

I Have been working on a power logger with INA219 and L298N the thing is, the voltage and current displayed on Serial Monitor is not the same on my multimeter. the Arduino is connected to the pc to ...
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LEDs not lighting up even though current is flowing through them, problem with ground?

I'm using a 74HC595N shift register to light up 8 LEDs but for some reason they won't turn on even though current is flowing through all of them. I provided an image of my circuit below, there is a ...
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What current is safe for Wemos d1?

I've got 12V / 400mA power supply for my Wemos D1 R1, and I'm using VIN output(I need 12V for led strip). I need to change this power supply because of color, and I can't find similiar with the same ...
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Is it possible to use the same power source for the arduino and a high current

I've need to control some leds which draw 300mA with an arduino (actually an atmega) and after some searching I think the following is the circuit I need, but I'm not really sure if the power source ...
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MAX471 giving too high current readings

I want to measure current using the MAX471 sensor that outputs voltage proportional to the current (1V/A according to the datasheet). To test the module, I connected a 330 ohm resistor to the sensor ...
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Can I run 3 motion sensors with a voltage regulator?

I want to power 3 hc-sr501 PIR motion sensors with a voltage regulator that can output 5v-1A. If I make such a system, will there be a noise?
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What's wrong with the ACS712 sensor?

I have two ACS712 sensors, one rated for 5A, another—for 20A. I wanted to test how precise they are, and played with different devices (in my case, old PC fans). I copy-pasted the source code from ...
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Weak Arduino Output Pins

Sorry if this is a newbie question, but I'm really struggling with this and I can't seem to figure it out. I've been learning Arduino for a while, and for my next project I'm attempting to build a ...
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Possible impedance problem when moving to new power supply

I'm working on building an LED matrix and I'm using an LED strip to create it. I've worked through a simple wiring setup using my bench top power supply and got a strip test working. Now that I have ...
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To reduce the Attiny85 current consumption

I am using Attiny85 to control 4 LEDs parallelly with a programmable switch. But even though when the LEDs are in OFF state, current consumption is around 7-8mA. I am using a 200mAh battery in my ...
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using a digital pin on node mcu as an analog

i want to use volte and current sensors (ZMPT101B and ACS712) on node MCU these sensors are analog but node mcu has on analog pin can i use digital D0 pin for voltage sensor?
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Connect 12V 38A battery to SIM800C GSM Module

I have a gsm module that is rated for 12V and 1A. And I also have a drone Battery that is 12V and 38A. Would it hurt the gsm module If I connect it to this high power Battery? I heard It's voltage ...
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Do the I/O pins on Arduino read current or voltage?

So I've recently started Arduino and I just had a question about the digitalRead() function. Does the IO Pins read Voltage or Current? The reason I'm asking is because of the attached circuit. So IO ...
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Dimming this ~30V led with PWM, what do I need?

I have a street lamp with a led and simple driver in it, I don't know the exact led voltage but the driver (image attached) says 27-36V DC output, MODEL: 50W. Is there a part I could place between ...
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Feeding microcontroller and linear actuators (motors) with the same power supply

I have already made a diagram using a motor controller. I want to use only one power supply to feed arduino and motors. I want to use MDD10 dual motor driver. The details of the actuators each one is:...
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LEDs lighting up when off due to servo motor being on

Within my arduino project I have began to run out of GND ports on my arduino so I am having to resort to using 1 GND port for lots of electric components. I have 2 LEDs that are each connected to a ...
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How to make 16 coin vibration motors and 5 servos work at the same time on a Arduino Mega?

I saw in Arduino Mega's datasheet that the sum of currents out of all input/output pins combined should be maximum 200mA. But I want to make 16 vibration motors and 5 servos work together on the same ...
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WS2812B Power Supply

I have a WS2812b addressable RGB led ribbon that is 5m (150 RGB leds). I purchased a 5v 10amp power supply to power it; however, whenever I try to use it to power the LED strip the leds start flashing ...
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Digispark Attiny85 draws more power for digital input than expected

I'm trying to figure out why my attiny85 (on a digistump developer board) draws around 3mA at 3V when setting up a pin as INPUT and connecting it straight to ground. The current is measured with a ...
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Is it bad to power a arduino mega with 6V via USB?

I'm working on a project where there is no external 5V voltage regulator available but only 6V. I can not power it through the power jack because via this way I do not have enough current and get ...
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What is the maximum "wattage" can be pushed into an ATMega328 ADC pins?

I was doing some Ohm's Law calculations to calculate the voltage output from a 2-resistor voltage divider, the input will be with a maximum of 12 volts, I want the ATMega328 to measure that voltage, ...
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Understanding the variation of Arduino's current consumption with respect to the voltage supply

Even though this is already a well-debated topic, I couldn't find an extensive discussion about what really is drawing so much power in Arduino's board. Here is the preamble: I have an Arduino Mega ...
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Is it possible to overload the digital pins for an Arduino?

I worked on an Arduino project for school that was a self-driving security robot that also acted as a smart home system. It was essentially a self-driving Roomba-like car that included several LED's(...
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External vs arduino power supply for servo motors?

I recently created a project that involves the control of three SG90 servo motors. I started off by controlling this through the 5V output pin of the Arduino Uno, with the Arduino powered through the ...
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How to control one Mosfet with another mosfet

I've got 4x 12V 6a peltiers and some 3d printer mosfet controllers to drive them using PWM with my arduino. But I've found the mosfets need ~7V to switch on, so I'm now wanting to control them with ...
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Why does per-led current consumption diminishes when more leds are on?

I'm rather new to Arduino. I've been performing some current consumption measurements lately, with a INA219 current sensor, on the blue LEDs from a starter kit. I plugged three LEDs, on pins 2, 3, ...
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Which board has the highest max current via 3.3v pin?

Is there any arduino board which can deliver 600-800ma via 3.3v pin? Maybe the Arduino due or the nano 33 ble?
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LCD is supplied more than required current [closed]

So, i am trying LCD 16x2 module for the first time and don't how solve this problem. I know the current is more, also I've tried using Resistors, etc. but to no avail. Please suggest a solution. Also ...
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Measure current across shunt resistor (Power Analysis)

I am trying to reproduce the side-channel power analysis attack described in this paper: https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/7946/a8ee82658e2ffb017270331f220a55f5ace6.pdf for educational purposes. The ...
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Can I put a resistor in the ground connection of my DHT22 sensor?

I'm building a project that uses a couple of Adafruit DTH22 temp/humidity sensors. (https://www.adafruit.com/product/385) I have them wired into my project box through 3.5mm mini plugs (The kind that ...
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How to get the overall average of the data received

I have an arduino uno with two sensors. Voltage and current sensors. I need to get the average value of voltage and current each time the data is received. But i don't know how to add up the current ...
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Measuring current directly with Arduino

Is it safe to measure current like this as long as measured voltage drop don't exceed 5V? I'm asking this because in almost all current sense circuits they used an opamp in their design. Do I need a ...
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Running many devices on 5V pin. How to provide external power

I'm using my Arduino DUE 5V pin to power a lot of sensors and I'm worried about the drop in current. I'm powering the board using the USB port. Is this the correct way or is there a different way of ...
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ADS1115, ACS712 and ESP8266

I have an ACS712 (5v sensor), an ADS1115 (5 or 3.3v) and an ESP8266 board (3.3v). I know I can't directly use the ACS with the ESP without a voltage divider on the analog pin. So I figured I could ...
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ArduinoMEGA: 64 digital inputs cause random digitalRead values

I have 64 hall effect sensors (magnetic field sensors) (DRV5023AJQLPG) connected to an Arduino MEGA 2560. For that, I use 48 digital pins and 16 analog pins as digital input pins. The program in the ...
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Problems / doubts on battery-powered Arduino Nano WiFi weather station I built

I've almost finished my first Arduino project and I'm realizing I might have gone a bit over my head - I'm a web programmer, I have a very basic electronics knowledge and started tinkering with ...
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Transistors to use for eight voltage sweeps from two PWM Arduino pins

On my Arduino Mega, there are two PWM pins open. There are eight analog voltage inputs to a datalogger. They are connected through a PCB, and I need test them with a DC voltage sweep. (There are many ...
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Outputting 400 mV using Arduino Nano PWM pin

I am trying to output analog voltage (400 mV) using Arduino Nano PWM pins. Is it okay to directly connect (using jumper wires) the PWM pins to the Vin+ of the INA219 current sensor? I badly need it ...
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Current consumption of a buzzer

I want to use the buzzer KPEG2000 in my Arduino application. I would like to know if a GPIO can directly drive this buzzer, without destroy the uC (a GPIO can deliver 40 mA max). In the datasheet, we ...
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Handling arduino output current

I need to power an actuator that requires 12 volts and consumes between 5 and 10 amperes depending on the weight it is charging. Therefore I bought a power supply of 12 volts and 10 amperes. My ...