Using DC motors to power computers

Electric generator experiment from HomoFaciens: The generators I am using are in fact geared DC motors, left over from a project with my sponsor RS Components. The modern abacuses being powered during my experiments are a Raspberry Pi Model, a SIMATIC IOT2020 and an Arduino Uno. A 2×16 characters LCD is used to display results. […]

App note: Electrical techniques for using different power sources on vibration motors

Application bulletin from Precisionmircodrives on powering vibration motors from different and some cases fluctuating power sources. Link here (PDF) As vibration motors have a wide variety of applications, they are often integrated into systems which have different power sources. A common concern, in terms of power supply, is adjusting the source power supply voltage to […]

Automatic fan controller for server racks

Dilshan Jayakody published a new build: In this post we describe fan controller which we designed for our 9U wall mount server cabinet. This fan controller is designed to drive a 12V DC cooler fan with pre-configured intervals or by monitoring the temperature of the server cabinet. Core components of this fan controller is CD4060 […]

UC3844 base motor speed controller

Dilshan Jayakody writes: UC3844 is popular current mode controller which is commonly found on DC-to-DC converter circuits and switch mode power supplies. This motor speed controller is also based on UC3844 and it is specifically design to drive 20V – 24V DC motors. In this given configuration UC3844 produces (approx.) 50kHz to 240kHz PWM output […]