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Ultra-simple Voltage Probe

This circuit is not a novelty, but it proved so useful, simple and cheap that it's worth building.... [read more]

2 Watt Switching Power Supply

In this small switching power supply, a Schmitt trigger oscillator is used to drive a switching transistor that supplies current to a small inductor. Energy is stored in the inductor while the transistor is on, and released into the load circuit when the transistor switches off. The output voltage is dependent on the load resistance and is limited by a zener diode that stops the oscillator when the voltage reaches about 14 volts. Higher or lower voltages can be obtained by adjusting the voltage divider that feeds the zener diode. The efficiency is about 80% using a high Q inductor.... [read more]

VU Meter 3

A very simple circuit of indication of level, with 10 Led. Is used the circuit of half-wave rectification of precision round the IC2, with gain one. With switch S1, we can select the indication of Led. The level of entry is 60 mV-1.25 V.... [read more]

Ultra Bright LED Lamp

This ultra-bright white LED lamp works on 230V AC with minimal power consumption. It can be used to illuminate VU meters, SWR meters, etc. Ultra-bright LEDs available in the market cost Rs 8 to 15. These LEDs emit a 1000-6000mCd bright white light like welding arc and work on 3 volts, 10 mA. Their maximum voltage is 3.6 volts and the current is 25 mA. Anti-static precautions should be taken when handling the LEDs.... [read more]

AM Transmitter

This circuit is deliberately limited in power output but will provide amplitude modulation (AM) of voice over the medium wave band.... [read more]

Transformerless 5 Volt Power Supply

An increasing number of appliances draw a very small current from the power supply. If you need to design a mains powered device, you could generally choose between a linear and a switch-mode power supply. However, what if the appliance’s total power consumption is very small? Transformer-based power supplies are bulky, while the switchers are generally made to provide greater current output, with a significant increase in complexity, problems involving PCB layout and, inherently, reduced reliability.... [read more]