Forum: µC & Digital Electronics Drive 12V 15A load with PWM 18V-48V 2A

von Saif B. (app)

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I'm new in the field of electronics.
I'm working on a study project to control the heating power supplied by 
the PTC ceramic heater.

The specifications of the ceramic heater are (12 V/DC 150 W, 15A ).
Here is the link of the heating element


As far as I understand basic circuits, the steady current of 15A must be 
provided to the load (Ceramic heater) all the time. But I can apply 
variable voltage input. This could help me to get variable heating 
power, e.g, from 0W, 45W, 75W, 150W by changing the input voltage to 0V, 
3V, 5V, 10V. I can measure both the voltage across the heating element 
as well as the current flowing through the circuit. The problem, 
however, I'm facing is that the module I got to interface with the 
heating element is either an analog output module with (-10V to 10V, 
20mA) output or a PWM module (18V to 48V, max 2A). Since, the modules do 
not match my loads , so I can't connect them directly.

Does any of you know how can I realize an interface to connect either my 
PWM module of Analog I/O module, whichever possible, to the Ceramic 

Many thanks for your suggestions.



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