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### Topic: Sinusoidal AC Voltage Measurement (Read 131 times)previous topic - next topic

#### fluffynugget

##### Nov 09, 2020, 10:17 pm
I need help with making an Arduino sketch to measure the ADC1 input, and determine how many digits I should display beyond the decimal point based on the ADC accuracy.  I need to set the sampling rate to 125kHz and use Free Running mode to determine the minimum voltage, the maximum voltage, and the period and display the results on the Serial Monitor every second

#### Paul_KD7HB

#1
##### Nov 09, 2020, 10:29 pm
That post is SO specific, it reads like a class assignment.

Paul

#### DVDdoug

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##### Nov 10, 2020, 05:22 pm
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I need to set the sampling rate to 125kHz
The regular Arduino (ATmega chip) can't sample that fast and above 15kHz you loose resolution.

And, it can be damaged by negative voltage (and it doesn't read negative voltages) so you either need to bias the input, or protect the input from negative voltages and ignore the negative half of the waveform.  (If you know you have a sine wave you don't need  the negative half cycle.

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minimum voltage, the maximum voltage,
The "minimum " voltage of  an AC waveform is zero.    That's assuming a regular unbiased AC waveform, or after the bias has been subtracted.

#### MarkT

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##### Nov 10, 2020, 07:09 pmLast Edit: Nov 10, 2020, 07:17 pm by MarkT
The minimum and maximum voltages are negative and positive respectively in an AC waveform.

Minimum amplitude or minimum rms voltage is something else entirely.
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