Light activated switch circuit

A Simple Light activated switch Description. This is the circuit diagram of a light activated switch based on National Semiconductors comparator IC LM 311 and a LDR. The circuit is based on a voltage comparator circuit wired around IC 1.The non inverting in put of IC1 is given with a reference voltage of 6V using resistors R3 and R4. The input to the inverting input will be the voltage across the LDR that is light dependent. At darkness the resistance of the LDR will be high and so do the voltage across it. At this condition the voltage at the…

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AM Transmitter circuit

Simple AM Transmitter Description Here is the circuit diagram of a simple AM transmitter circuit that can transmit your audios to your backyard.This circuit is designed with limited  power output to match the FCC regulations and still produces enough amplitude modulation of voice in the medium wave band to satisfy your personal needs.You will love this!. The circuit has two parts , an audio amplifier and a radio frequency oscillator. The oscillator is built around Q1 (BC109) and related components. The tank circuit with inductance L1 and capacitance VC1 is tunable in the range of 500kHz to 1600KHz. These components…

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150 Watt amplifier circuit

Low Cost 150 Watt Amplifier Circuit Description This is the cheapest 150 Watt amplifier circuit you can make,I think.Based on two Darlington power transistors TIP 142 and TIP 147 ,this circuit can deliver a blasting 150 W Rms to a 4 Ohm speaker.Enough for you to get rocked?;then try out this. TIP 147 and 142 are complementary Darlington pair transistors which can handle 5 A current and 100V ,famous for their ruggedness. Here two BC 558 transistors Q5 and Q4 are wired as pre amplifier and TIP 142 ,TIP 147 together with TIP41  (Q1,Q2,Q3) is used for driving the speaker.This…

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100 Watt inverter circuit

100 Watt Inverter Description Here is a 100 Watt inverter circuit using minimum number of components.I think it is quite difficult to make a decent one like this with further less components.Here we use CD 4047 IC from Texas Instruments for generating the 100 Hz  pulses  and four 2N3055 transistors for driving the load. The IC1 Cd4047 wired as an astable multivibrator produces two 180 degree out of phase 100 Hz pulse trains.These pulse trains are  preamplifed by the two TIP122 transistors.The outputs of the TIP 122 transistors are amplified by four 2N 3055 transistors (two transistors for each half…

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Remote control tester circuit

Remote control tester Description. This is a simple remote controller tester circuit  based on infrared sensor IC TSOP 1738. When the IR waves fall on the sensor it output changes to low state.This makes the transistor Q1 ON and LED will blink according to the code contained in the signal. So for press of each button the LED blinks in different ways. This is a good indication of the working of remote.The diode D1drops 0.7 V to give the IC ~ 5V supply from the available 6V . R2 is a current limiting resistance. Get a better understanding on the…

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Remote controlled switch circuit

Remote controlled switch for Appliance Description. Here is a versatile remote controlled  switch that can ON or OFF any appliance connected to it using a TV remote. IR remote sensor IC TSOP 1738 is used for receiving the signal. Normally when no signal is falling on IC3 the output of it will be high. This makes Q1 OFF.When a signal of 38 KHz from the TV remote falls on the IC3 its output goes low.This makes Q1 conduct and a negative pulse is obtained at pin 2 of IC 1 NE 555. Due to this IC1 wired as a monostable…

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Function Generator Circuit

Function Generator Circuit Description. The ICL8038 is a function generator chip, capable of generating triangular, square , sine, pulse and sawtooth waveforms . From these sine, square & triangular wave forms can be made simultaneously.There is an option to control the parameters like frequency,duty cycle and distortion of these functions.This is the best function generator circuit for a beginner to start with and is of course a must on the work bench of an electronics hobbyist.The circuit here is designed to produce waveforms from 20Hz to 20 kHz.The ICL 8038 has to be operated from a dual power supply. Function…

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Lead acid battery charger circuit

Lead Acid Battery Charger Description Here is a lead acid battery charger circuit using IC LM 317.The IC here provides the correct charging voltage for the battery.A battery must be charged with 1/10 its Ah value.This charging circuit is designed based on this fact.The charging current for the battery is controlled by Q1 ,R1,R4 and R5. Potentiometer R5 can be used to set the charging current.As the battery gets charged the the current through R1 increases .This changes the conduction of Q1.Since collector of Q1 is connected to adjust pin of IC LM 317 the voltage at the output of…

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Single Chip FM Radio circuit

Single Chip FM Radio Description. Here is a compact low cost FM radio circuit using IC TDA 7000. This circuit is designed as per the data sheet and the result is excellent.Ideal for all category of electronic enthusiasts. The TDA7000 is a monolithic integrated circuit for mono FM portable radios, where a minimum on peripheral components is crucial. The IC TDA 7000 has a Frequency-Locked-Loop system with an intermediate frequency of 70 kHz. The intermediate frequency selectivity is achieved by active RC filters. The only function which needs alignment is the resonant circuit for the oscillator, thus selecting the reception…

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DoorBell circuit using UM 66 IC

Doorbell Circuit Description Here is a simple and easy to build doorbell circuit using IC UM 66.The  details of UM 66  is given in the older post “Melody Generator using UM 66″. This is a slight modification of that circuit.In the previous circuit you have to keep the switch pressed for making the IC play the full music.Here if once the push button is pressed C1 is charged and the transistor Q2 will keep the IC playing the music till it ends.The time for the IC to play depends on discharging time of C1  which can be set by R1.Set…

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