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by owenhooker
Tue Mar 06, 2007 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: dc/dc converter
Replies: 5
Views: 1927

dc/dc converter

Can anyone explain to me the difference between a switching regulator and a dc/dc converter? I need to go from 24volts to 5v 500ma and don't have enugh experience to know the best rout. I'm trying to stay away from linear regulators to avoid heat build up. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. T...
by owenhooker
Thu Feb 01, 2007 9:50 am
Forum: Robotics
Topic: servo recomendation
Replies: 0
Views: 1731

servo recomendation

can anyone give me recomendations on a servo that could drive the zoom on a manual zoom lens. the lens will have a gear on the zoom ring that the servo needs to mesh up to. I asume i would need a continuouse roting servo with as little backlash as possible. I would like to find somthing beyond a hob...
by owenhooker
Thu Jan 11, 2007 3:40 am
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: serial comunication
Replies: 3
Views: 4402

serial comunication

I'm looking for resources to help me as i design the PC to Microcontroller serial interface for a robotic application i'm currently building. Does anyone know of any good theoretical books, webpages, ect. that cover computer to Microcontroller comunication. Idealy i'm looking for something a bit the...
by owenhooker
Wed Nov 22, 2006 4:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Polythermal fuse
Replies: 3
Views: 1608

Polythermal fuse

Can anyone recomend a polythermal fuse to use with a 3amp voltage regulator ciruit? I'm a little confused because of the hold amperage and the trip amperage is so far apart on most. Should i choose a fuse that holds at 3amps so i can draw the max out of the voltage? regulator or should I choose a fu...