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April 20, 2011

Inductive Current Sensing

at 10:50 am. Filed under Complex Hacks, Electronic Hacks

How do you detect the actual current from your 22,500uF, 450VDC capacitor bank when you pulse discharge it? Well Norman from Procrastinatus shows us his method. Inductive Current Sensing is done using a Rogowski coil which is wrapped around the high current output of the capacitor bank. A DSO is used to capture the data so the short event can be analyzed. Norman entered this into the Tektronix scope competition so if you like it please vote for him.