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Questions tagged [voltage-level]

Voltage level should be used for questions that are referring to using hardware together that operates on different voltages (the "concentration" of electricity).

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I2C and logic shifter troubleshooting

I'm attempting to use a SparkFun bidirectional level shifter (Link here) to connect up a 3.3v wii nunchuk to a 5v Arduino Uno circuit. For now all I'm trying to do is write the position of the ...
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M5Stack - confused about I2C bus voltage

I've recently got one of these nice M5-Though devices (basically a water-proof M5-Core2). They have these 4-wire sockets to connect their sensors. The I2C socket has 4 pins for +5V, GND, SDA and SCL. ...
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5V alternative to Due?

I've designed a circuit controlled by an Arduino Mega 2560 involving a number of external components all running on and sending out 5V signals. I'm now realizing that the 8Kb of SRAM on the Mega 2560 ...
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So many missed bytes with serial comm

I have a setup with serial comm from Raspberry Pi to Arduino. It's communicating at baud 9600 on both devices, and from Raspberry Pi 3b+ GPIO-14,UART0,TX0 to Arduino Nano RX0. There's a level shifter ...
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Using a level converter to adjust the voltage levels

we are currently working on a device that needs us to connect an sd card reader to 2 Arduino’s ( Uno and zero) , however, we just found that it is not possible to do so without a level converter , may ...
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Level shifter with diode - not pulling to zero

I'm interfacing a 3.3 V device (a GPS module with a serial interface) to a 5 V Arduino Nano. The circuit I am using is this: simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab I don't ...
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Arduino 5v pin outputting lower power than expected

I have hooked the pin v5 of an Arduino Nano 33 BLE to the A0 pin and measured the value by doing Serial.println(analogRead(A0));. I would expect to see 1023 however instead I see the value oscillating ...
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MQ-4 Sensor working fine with Beetle Bluno BLE but not with Arduino Nano 33 BLE

I have an MQ-4 sensor connected to a Beetle Bluno BLE that seems to work fine, however, when I change the board to an Arduino Nano 33 BLE, the sensor doesn't seem to work well (I get an arbitrary ...
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Pulsing 3v into a capacitor to create custom Voltages

I was wondering if it is possible to create diffrent voltages by just pulsing power into a capacitor, Im using an esp32 which can only output 3v or nothing on its GPIO pins, and i need to make it ...
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How to connect an Output to a Pullup Input of another arduino

:tldr; Could problems occur if one connects a HIGH Output of one arduino to a PULLUP_INPUT of another while using differed power sources? Hi I'm building some devices for a LARP Dungeon (think Escape ...
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Will the noise from a voltage regulator interfere with IR LEDs and receivers on an Atmega328? (Arduino Uno sketch)

I have a project which uses an IR LED and receiver to communicate with other Arduinos. I am using the Atmega328 out of the Uno, rather than the whole Arduino board and I need it to be battery-powered, ...
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How to calculate required amperage of multiple motors?

I a very simple question about calculating the amperage I need to run 5 stepper motors from my Arduino Uno. If I have 5 28BYJ-48 stepper motors(which are 5V and are said to require about 240mA each) ...
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Help needed with driving multiple stepper motors on arduino UNO

I am brand new to Arduino but have good experience with Raspberry Pi's and Microchips. My problem is that I am having trouble driving many stepper motors at once. I am using the AccelStepper library(...
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Serial Communication between ESP8266 and Arduino ( Sofware and Hardware )

I wish to connect an Arduino ( any of 328P family ) which its 5v, with ESP8266 (ESP-01, or even NodeMCU or Wemos D1 mini ) which is 3v3 logic. My goal is that ESP8266 will be in-charge of MQTT ...
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what voltage level is a digital low for the interrupt mode LOW?

I am learning about interrupts and one of the interrupt modes is LOW which triggers anytime the pin is a digital low. Can someone tell me what voltage that is for an Arduino nano? I did a google ...
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Calculate battery (18650 Li-ion) voltage using ESP8266-12E

i am trying to calculate the battery voltage using ESP-12E module. I am using a voltage divider circuit to calculate the same. Here is how my circuit looks like: And here is how my code looks like: ...
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How to implement brown out detector arduino ESP32?

We are using ESP32 with arduino sdk for developing our application. In our application we need to implement BOD to detect with specific voltage level. Basically we want to set specific voltage level ...
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I'm working on a NodeMCU project and have a small doubt about LEDs and resistors

In my NodeMCU I want a statement to turn on an LED, which is easy, just use pinnumber, HIGH. But, what I'm trying to do here is connect multiple LEDs to one pin like this: I just wanted to know if ...
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Time signal. Determine the presence of pulses and their duration [closed]

I want to detect the exact time signal from an FM radio station. The signal is transmitted in the form of 5 short pulses and one long one. My task is to determine the presence of a pulse in the audio ...
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How much voltage and amps for 2 SG90 servos?

Question is pretty straight forward: How much amps and voltage do I need for 2 SG90 servos? I want to use 4 but you might already know that Arduino Uno only has 2 5V ports.
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Can I safely connect my A6 GPRS module to this 5V 2A phone adapter

I have an A6 GPRS module, and my Samsung phone power adapter has output of 5V and 2A. But it also says 9V and 1.6A My Phone's Adapter 👆 So would it damage my A6 GPRS Module if I plug this to it via ...
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Connect 5V relay to ESP32 WROVER B board

I need to use a ESP32 WROVER B based MCU board with a standard (cheap) one-channel 5V relay (e.g. to switch on a mains-power appliance). Attempted removal of excess solder around the headers ...
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Joy-IT RS232 Shield and RS232 voltage levels

First of all, sorry if this is a dumb question, but I'm pretty new to the whole Serial RS232 concepts. I do have an Arduino Board that, from what I read about, is not able to communicate via RS232 ...
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Output voltage range between 0-5v

I am using arduino Uno/Mega. I am trying to output a range of 0-5v volts using PWM. Is it possible to do it? It’s would be nice to see some code or instructions, as far I have seen, they used external ...
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3.3V to 5V PWM level shift

I need to shift a PWM signal from a ESP32 (3.3V) to receiver that supports 5V. The signal is at maximum of 400Hz. Can this shifter do the job ?
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Vin pin vs USB vs Barrel connector: Wemos D1 R2

@Majenko says in the leading (19 Upvote) answer here not to use VIN and USB socket at the same time. You must never ever connect VIN to a power source and connect the USB socket. That can destroy ...
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How do I configure WEMOS D1 R2 Vin pin to output max voltage?

I am in need of 12VDC from my Wemos D1 R2. How do I configure the Vin pin to output the max (I think its 12VDC)? board: Wemos D1 R2 V2.1.0 - ESP8266 (LOLIN D1 R2) Pinout here in pictures below
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Can two electronic speed controllers be connected to the same ground pin?

I have a setup to read two sets of signals from a radio control receiver using an Arduino NANO: the throttle channel and the rudder channel. With some programming knowledge (which I have) this isn't ...
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My Arduino smokes every time I connect an AC/DC wall adapter to it. Can someone help me to fix it?

I copied the schematic below and when I ran the code from my laptop, it worked well but every time I unplug it to my laptop and connect an ac dc wall adapter, my Arduino smokes. Why does it smoke and ...
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Connect multiple pins to same VCC using breadboard

Ok so I am pretty green as far as AVR programming is concerned so bear with me. I am doing a project with an ATmega32 MCU on a dev board which has 4 VCC pins. The project includes a GPS, SD card and ...
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NodeMCU V2 ESP8266 - Use 5VIN as power for heater of a MQ-9 Sensor

Right now I'm trying to understand how I could (easily) power the heater of my MQ-9 carbon monoxid and gas sensor. Here is the datasheet: http://www.haoyuelectronics.com/Attachment/MQ-9/MQ9.pdf It ...
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HC-SR04 ultrasonic sensor: How to check voltage on the ECHO pin

I'm using and ESP8266 with HC-SR04 ultrasonic sensor. The sensor requires 5v input and will also output to the GPIO pins at 5V. ESP8266 has a strong recommendation to use 3.3V into the GPIO pins. I'...
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Arduino Nano 33 battery power/charging

I have a project with an Arduino Nano 33 BLE Sense. My project is working great, but I need to transition it to battery power, and I'm having a bit of confusion about exactly what's required. I have ...
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Motors would make the car go extreme left instead of forward (Self Driving car)

This is my very first day in the community, please bear me until I make myself comfortable here. Coming to my question, I'm making a self Driving car. My car instead of moving forward it moves on the ...
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Level shifting 5V <-> 3.3V

My main goal is to use connect the HC-SR04 ultrasonic sensor with ESP8266. Problem is, HC-SR04 works with 5V while the ESP8266 works with 3.3V In order to solve this, idea would be to use a logical ...
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Lolin NodeMCU V3 and 5V sensors

I am new to Arduino and electronics so please correct me if I made a mistake. Many sensors and actuators require 5V. The Lolin NodeMCU V3 has outputs of 3.3V. I want to have them working together. ...
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Measure lipo voltage while powering arduino

I have a arduino pro micro 5V that I want to power with a 3.7V lipo. I also have a charging module to charge the lipo. (https://www.banggood.com/nl/TP4056-1A-Lipo-Battery-Charging-Board-Charger-...
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Read battery voltage from battery which is powering arduino

I have a 5V arduino pro micro. I want to power it with a 3.7V lipo. Should I use a step up module to convert it to 5V? I also want to measure the voltage of the battery. How can I do this? ...
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need at least 5 volts but 3.7 lithium polymer battery does not supply enough Voltage

I am building a device using an Arduino Nano, an OLED display and infrared thermometer sensor. I want to make it rechargeable so I am using a 1 cell lipo battery and a tp4056 circuit protection board, ...
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3v to 3.5v step up?

I would like to run my esp32 on coin cell batteries, tho it needs at minimum 3v, that means if there just is too much resistance in the vires or anything else, stuff like Bluetooth will make it ...
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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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Arduino ESP8266 communication

I saw two peculiar things while googling this subjects. Sometimes Tx and Rx are connected directly despite the fact, that it works on different voltages, sometimes resistor dividor is used, sometimes ...
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Output 3.3V when setting pin to high

I would like to pass 3.3V and Ground to an component. How can I achieve such a thing? I for example would like to let a wire get 3.3V when I for example do digitalWrite(pin, HIGH). It is hard for me ...
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How does the dual 5V and 3.3V output on the Uno R3 work exactly?

I'm constructing a circuit that needs both voltage supplies (for 3.3V RFID and 5V relay, GPS and screen) but the Uno is physically too big so I need to use a nano or mini pro, both of which I can only ...
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Can I solder wall cord directly to servo?

I have a servo which requires 7.4v and a wall power cord which says the output is 7.4v but the connector does not fit that of the servo. Is it safe to snip off the end of the wall cord and solder the ...
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NodeMCU with HC-SR04 ultrasonic sensor

How can I interface an ultrasonic sensor with a MCU with 3.3 V GPIO like the NodeMCU? I tried powering the sensor with both 5 V and 3.3 V from the MCU. Both failed to show any results as the distance ...
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Voltage to keep my board safe

I have recently made a home automation system using node mcu and relay module and i am powering both together using my 5V ,2A dc adapter and i am scared that if I'll keep using it for very long hours ...
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Digital I/O threshold voltages for ATmega32u4

What are the voltages on a ATmega32u4 (eg Arduino Leonardo) such that a HIGH or LOW is read? I want to ensure that I'm reading the chip reference manual correctly, where Table 29-1 says: VIL: Input ...
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MKR WIFI 1010 Providing 3.3V to breadboard

The Arduino MKR WIFI 1010 product page says "The microcontroller on the MKR WIFI 1010 runs at 3.3V, which means that you must never apply more than 3.3V to its Digital and Analog pins. Care must be ...
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Arduino Analog pins go all to high problem

I was taking measures from the outputs of an OpAmp when all the sudden measure 5 volts from all pins of the Arduino Mega for no reason. I disconnected the Arduino and loaded the Firmata and test. All ...
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