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Question Reset motion when I turn on the NEON lights in my room

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Building Q&A / FAQ' started by motiondynamics, Oct 15, 2023.

  1. motiondynamics

    motiondynamics Member Gold Contributor

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    Hi everybody.
    I have a very strange but very annoying problem.
    Basically I'm designing a 2 axis (Roll - Pitch) system with linear actuators and Arduino Standalone (I simply used the essential components in a new PCB.
    Everything works fine (except for some oscillations which I will try to resolve in a few days), but a very strange thing happens to me: while the two actuators are working (in standby or already moving), as soon as I turn on the neon light in my room, the actuators end the movement, go down, after a few seconds they start up again..
    As if the Arduino Standalone board resets.
    Has this problem happened to any of you?
    How could I solve it?
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    How are the neons powered and controlled?
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    motiondynamics Member Gold Contributor

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    neon lights are commonly turned on by a special wall switch, they are the very common ceiling lights (ceiling lights).
    Two neons + 2 starters + 2 reactors
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    I would suspect a shielding or grounding issue on a shared circuit.