Current sensing circuit

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by kautilya, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. kautilya

    Thread Starter Active Member

    Apr 26, 2007
    Hi there.

    i am working on an electronics project and i am trying to figure out a current-sensing circuit for the same. the purpose of the circuit is to detect overloading condition of a lift. can someone provide ideas on how to achieve a current-sensing circuit? the lift is driven by a +5 V dc gear motor. what are the components for design? do i need to know the rated current of the motor?

    can i accomplish this using a load cell?

    will be grateful for any replies.