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Voltage is the difference in electric potential between two points of an electric circuit, measured in Volts (V). Voltage can be constant (DC) or varying (AC).

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Combining code for multiple sensors (Current and Voltage Sensors) in one program

I need to operate 2 different sensors (Current and Voltage) simultaneously. I have managed to run each one of them separately and I don't know how to manipulate the code so they could work together. ...
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How can I make an AC analog voltage with Arduino?

I am trying to create an AC voltage in Arduino. Until now I have only managed to get a square wave. How can this be achieved with Arduino? If I try: int up; int down; int out = 11; void setup() { ...
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CH340 3.3v stability

I want to use the 3.3v on a cheap Arduino Nano clone as my ADC analog reference voltage. The 3.3v comes from a regulator inside the CH340 USB serial chip. I've measured the voltages (My DMM is NOT ...
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Smart way to map digital pins to a for loop over analogue pins

First post here and I have very little Arduino/c programming knowledge so forgive me my ignorance. I am processing 18650 cells for a little powerwall project. I am using an Arduino pro mini ...
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How does Arduino digital input pin measure its input voltage?

Just starting with my first Arduino project. In order to measure voltage in a circuit I connected my multimeter to two points in the circuit (for example before and after a resistor). I am interested ...
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ADC pin shutting off on its own under certain condition

A0 pin not working when full PV system in use I am using the DFRobot Leonardo with Xbee R3. I am using the A0 pin to read a 0-5V voltage from my voltage sensor, which samples and steps down 130VDC ...
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Power Arduino with 12V while using Serial Communication over USB

I'm going to build a 8x8x8 Led RGB Cube, therefore I will need a lot of Power which the arduino can't handle, so I'm using a 12V 20A (I know 20A isn't necessary but I had one laying around). So the ...
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Reading pressure sensor using Arduino analog

I'm using a Arduino Uno to read pressure and I want to know if I have wired/coded the sensor correctly. I'm not sure I'm getting the correct readings (it could be the right readings - I just want to ...
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How to understand the “power economy” of a voltage up-converter (boost converter)?

My online video Arduino instructor makes use of various devices to amplify signals, currents, and voltages. This seems like magic to me. For instance, he has 4 AA batteries with 1.2V each. He says "...
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Arduino Micro not providing regulated power

I have an arduino micro that works fine off USB. I need to power it from an external 12V power supply. When I connect the 12V supply to the adjacent VIN and GND pins, the arduino will not power up. ...
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Automotive Lighting Control Module

I am looking for an Arduino-based solution for an automotive lighting application. System Requirements: Able to Operate in Automotive (Interior) Environment (12 +/- 2V DC Voltage) Minimum 3 12 V ...
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Convert from 3 V to 5 V

I'm new to Arduino, electronics, and this forum. I have made up a little project that connects an HC-SR04 ultrasonic range detector, and displays the distance on a 4 digit, 7 segment LED display. ...
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Ams1117 worked fine on battery, up in smoke with 12v power supply [closed]

I have a circuit that worked fine on a a 12v lead acid battery for a day. Once connected to a 12v 3a power supply it didn't work properly and then the ams1117 5v burned up and so did a 3.3v one within ...
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Powering a DC motor with an external battery

I'm working on a project where i need to control a 6 volt motor with an Arduino. The motor that I'm using requires 6 volts so I'm using a 9 volt with a voltage divider to get those 6 volts. My problem ...
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I have cooked 3 regulators applying 12 V to RAW pin. Am I doing something wrong or did I get a bad batch?

I'm trying to make a simple keypad lock that has a 12 V magnetic lock. I supplied 12 V to the RAW pin on the Pro Mini with plans to actuate the relay with the 5 V from VCC pin. The lock was grounded ...
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PWM water pump flow control - in percent

I want to control flow level on 12V water pump with PWM pin, I'm using IRF520N MOSFET for that (and dedicated 12V power supply). I'm assuming, that setting PWM to full byte should give me about 100% ...
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Attempted to disable autoreset - now the voltage regulator only outputs 4.0v

I followed the guide from the Arduino website, by placing a 10uF capacitor between GND and Reset. However, now the voltage regulator only provides 4v (Vin=13V). It correctly has 5V when being powered ...
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Why is my Analog Input channel adding voltage to my signal?

EDIT: Here are the links to the sensor spec sheet (http://www.omega.com/temperature/pdf/HX71.pdf) and manual (http://www.omega.com/Manuals/manualpdf/M4543.pdf) for your reference. I'm using a ...
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Understanding schematics: resistors attached to Attiny85 pins V-USB

I'm currently trying to create my own Attiny85 usb thumb(to mimic an joystick). I understand that I have to limit the voltage on the attiny's pins that are connected to the D+/- pins from the usb. In ...
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How to know positive and negative in breadboard

I have this breadboard, and there is no indication on it about what is positive/negative on it. In comparison, this other breadboard (pic from the internet) DOES have indications: Can anyone give ...
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Using voltage divider to read voltage from sensor

Good morning, I would like to use an Arduino Duemilanove to read the voltage signal generated from a current sensor (CSLA2CD). The datasheet for this sensor can be found here. The problem is that ...
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Measuring voltage from -12 to +12 VDC

I'm making a -12 to +12V DC regulated power supply, on which I want to measure voltage and current with Arduino (through a voltage divider, of course). I'm not sure, how to either detect nor measure ...
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Multiplying the voltage output

I'm working on a project where my arduino is receiving a voltage 0-5V, I need the output to be 10V always. Is there a way to do that?
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HC-06 RX pin usefulness

I have a HC-06 bluetooth module. The module has an RX and TX pin (the RX pin receives data and TX transmits data) which connect to the TX and RX pin of an Arduino respectively (in my case an Arduino ...
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Logic level converter not working?

I'm trying to connect a 3.3v depth sensor to an Arduino uno. The logic level converter does not seem to send any current over (the sensor does not work and the voltmeter reads nothing). I tested the ...
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Too low voltage on digital input on attiny45

I'm using one of my attiny's pins as digital input. I use it with a pulldown resistor. As input I use simple square wave generated by a separate waveform generator. igh state for square wave is 5V, ...
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Connecting ACS 712 30A to my Solar Panel with Arduino

I am trying to connect my Solar Panel (array of 2 x 265Wp 24v panels connected in series) to my Arduino UNO R3/Nano so that I can make a current/voltage measurement system that can be connected to the ...
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Can the Arduino be hurt by connecting too many LEDs in serial?

Today I learned about Vf for leds, after founding out that 3 leds in series driven by 5 V did not make them light up while 2 did. However, I also read that it is quite bad for a power source to use ...
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Arduino DigitalWrite() Super Basic Circuit measure voltage with multimeter

I am having a problem measuring the voltage with a multimeter. I am not sure if arduino is even sending out a voltage from the Pin. I will try to create a really basic circuit drawing for reference. ...
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How to create a smooth change in voltage?

We are given two voltages A and B between 0 and 5V. So how do I generate a smooth/continuous analog change in voltage from A to B in a predefined time? The current with that varying voltage is 1 ma ...
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Arduino controlled light dimmer software

I found this software: /* AC Voltage dimmer with Zero cross detection Author: Charith Fernanado <a href="http://www.inmojo.com"> http://www.inmojo.com </a> Adapted by DIY_bloke License:...