ADC Codes

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by honeymustard909, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. honeymustard909

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    Jul 27, 2011
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    Hi there ,

    I was wondering if any of u guys are familiar with ADC programming . I am currently using a Pic 18f46k20 . My project involves measuring my battery voltage where when it reaches a certain level , the PIC recognizes it and turn on the charging circuit for the battery. I am having a 12V power supply. I have scaled down the voltage from 12v to 3v using a voltage divider circuit but i am not sure on the ADC conversion part. I would be really grateful if anyone decided to help out. Thank u
     
  2. simo_x

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    Well, post your code.. Did you already look what datasheet reports about ADC operations?
     
  3. blah2222

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    I'd recommend using a voltage regulator rather than a simple voltage divider circuit for bringing down the voltage as the rest of your circuit that you would like to power may affect the voltage it receives.
     
  4. ErnieM

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    Note to self: We really could use a tutorial on D2A accuracy and resolution.

    Try to write one, OK?
     
  5. strantor

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    I think OP is talking about the analog input being scaled down. So, if the battery is at 6V, the analog input will be 1.5V, etc.
     
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