50,000V High Voltage Power Supply

DISCLAIMER: This is an extremely dangerous project, and it should only be attempted by people with experience in electronics, and specifically, High Voltage. If it's your first time seek help for your own safety. Homemade High Voltage supplies are unlikely to meet any international standards, the safety and correct operation is NOT guaranteed at all, and will depend on the skill level of the builder, the ef ...

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Energy-harvesting power management ICs for wireless sensor nodes

Cypress Semiconductor has introduced what it believes to be the lowest-available-power PMICs that enable an integrated module size of 1 cm² for solar-powered wireless sensor node (WSN) designs. Intended to manage solar-powered wireless sensors for Internet of Things (IoT) applications, these parts are said to be the lowest-power, single-chip Energy Harvesting PMICs, and can be used with solar cells as small ...

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P3 – WIFI Mains Power Dimmer / Switch with CBDBv2

General considerations:      There are several types of dimmers generally available. These are used for resistive, and inductive loads, such as incandescent,cold cathode and low voltage (inductive) lamp sources. Note that not all electronic transformers used for low voltage lamps are suitable for dimming by Triac or Thyristors dimmers. In case of Thyristors you need 2 of them as Thyristor is a Unidirectiona ...

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Ultralow-power circuit improves efficiency of energy harvesting to more than 80 percent

The latest buzz in the information technology industry regards "the Internet of things"—the idea that vehicles, appliances, civil-engineering structures, manufacturing equipment, and even livestock would have their own embedded sensors that report information directly to networked servers, aiding with maintenance and the coordination of tasks. Realizing that vision, however, will require extremely low-power ...

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TE Connectivity Power Tripple Lock – locked three times, for ever

Universal connectors for interconnection of leads (wire-to-wire) as well as leads to a PCB (wire-to-board) are necessary every day and practically everywhere. In industrial applications we usually need various connectors. “Various” usually means almost uncountable amount of types, that´s why it´s usually a big advantage if it´s possible the same connector for several applications. This “versatility” is cons ...

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LTC4040 – 2.5A Battery Backup Power Manager

Features Step-Up Backup Supply and Step-Down Battery Charger 6.5A Switches for 2.5A Backup from 3.2V Battery Input Current Limit Prioritizes Load Over Charge Current Input Disconnect Switch Isolates Input During Backup Automatic Seamless Switch-Over to Backup Mode Input Power Loss Indicator System Power Loss Indicator Pin Selectable Battery: Li-Ion (3.95V/4.0V/4.05V/4.1V) or LiFePO4 (3.45V/3.5V/3.55V/3.6V) ...

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An adapter with standby power consumption below 0.1W already on stock

DoE 2016 is a known term naming stringent regulations established by DoE (department of energy USA) valid from year 2016. Among other things it brings a requirement for a standby power consumption of small adapters to be below 0.1W. In Europe we have here a limit of 0.5W for majority of small adapters, but even here can be expected toughening in the nearest years. That´s why German company Friwo as a long-t ...

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Logging harvested solar power using $15 Scorpion Board

It’s undeniable that South Africa is experiencing a critical electricity crisis. On the positive side, it’s forcing us to conserve and consider alternative sources of energy. My mom sponsored our household with a cheap Chinese solar panel with battery pack and LED lights to use during load shedding (we live in Cape Town zone 6 and you can find the schedule here). This made me wonder: how much solar power do ...

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AC Power Theory – Arduino maths

Instantaneous Voltage and current As the name suggests, AC Voltage and current continually alternate. If we draw a picture of the voltage and current waveform over time, it will look something like the image below. Depending on the type of load consuming power, the current waveform - blue in the diagram below - is what you get if you look at a typical laptop computer power supply. (There's an incandescent l ...

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New Low Power Microcontroller Equipped with High Efficiency Class D Speaker Amplifier and Audio Playback Function

LAPIS Semiconductor, a ROHM Group Company, has recently announced the development of a low power microcontroller that integrates an 8bit low power MCU core, speech synthesis circuit, high efficiency Class D speaker amp, non-volatile memory, and oscillator circuit on a single chip, making audio playback possible by simply connecting to a speaker. The ML610Q304 also provides hardware-based audio playback oper ...

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USBminiPower: Pocket USB power supply for the hobbyist

The adjustable power supply is an absolutely vital piece of equipment for any electronics engineer or hobbyist. However in the vast majority of cases the needs presented towards a lab power supply are quite relaxed and usually within the low voltage range. With the modern component base the current consumption is usually also very low, and in a number of cases a large and fancy (and of course expensive) lab ...

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P2 – WIFI Web Power Switch for MAINS – MPSM v.2 DevBoard – ESP8266

Because of the high interest in the subject, a new dedicated Dev Board has been born:  MPSMv2, a small ESP8266 DevBoard with integrated MAINS Power Switch! Yes, it's finally here, arrived safely from the PCB factory and you can see it below. I know a lot of you are waiting it already, but please be patient few more days. None of the already requested ones will leave the premises without a proper 24 hour tes ...

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