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Message ID: 1839     Entry time: Mon Jun 12 13:48:45 2017
Author: yinzi 
Type: DailyProgress 
Category: TempCtrl 
Subject: testing heater circuit on test bench 

I moved the circuits to the electronics lab to test it there, and I recreated the situation that was occuring in the lab. I found that when the current limit knob on the power supply was turned down, I consistently got the same response as I was getting in the lab, where the sensor reading would dip when the control voltage turned on, and then rise back up when the control voltage shut off, but the power supply did not display that it was current limited. I then turned the current limit knob all the way up and didn't get this dipping problem (I tried this for >10 toggles). So I think the problems from before are just a result of not having enough current, so I will  try to set it up again with the power supply from the electronics lab and see what happens. Some oscilloscope (of the temperature sensor signal) pictures below:

Current limited, toggle control voltage on:

Current limited, toggle control voltage off:

Current not limited, toggle control voltage on (the little bump I think actually corresponds to a rise in temperature from the heater being on):

Current not limited, toggle control voltage off (note decay in temperature reading ~5s in from left edge):

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