Posted on Monday, November 13, 2017 • Category: Power Supplies
A constant current source source can supply a fixed current to a load regardless of input voltage or load change. LM317 / LM350 / LM338 constant current source is one of the simplest design. The LM317 is quite useful as a constant current source, works on a wide input voltage range, from 3V up to 40V. So, here’s the LM317 based constant current source, it’s design and a little about it’s working principle.
Posted on Monday, October 16, 2017 • Category: FM Transmitters
This FM transmitter circuit is a quite fun project for electronics beginners, so here’s a circuit with the 2SC9018 transistor. It uses the 2SC9018 high frequency transistor, based on a different spin of the common base Collpit’s oscillator. The circuit is rather simple, uses only one transistor and few passive components and performs well in terms of frequency stability, almost zero drifting after about 4 hours of continuous operation.
Posted on Monday, August 7, 2017 • Category: FM Transmitters
Here we are presenting a long range FM transmitter that can cover a reasonable distance of 5 kilometers / 3 miles and beyond with a one watt RF power with full circuit details, bill of material and testing procedure. With 12 volt DC it will deliver 1 watt RF power. With Yagi antenna, looking like early days of TV antenna with aluminum pipes at both at transmitter and receiver end looking each other at line of sight distance, the range can be up to 5 km / 3 miles.
Posted on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 • Category: FM Transmitters
This circuit is basically an oscillator which runs at around 100 MHz. The most important parts of the oscillator are the transistor Q1 and the tuned circuit, which comprises the inductor Ll and the variable capacitor CV1. When the battery is first connected, a brief surge of current flows from the collector to the emitter of Q1, causing an oscillating (i.e: alternating) current to flow back and forth between Ll and CV1. An oscillating voltage therefore appears at the junction of Ll and CV1. The frequency of the oscillation depends on the values of Ll and CV1, so that varying the value of CV1 tunes the oscillations to the exact frequency required.
Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 • Category: Arduino
This post aims to be a complete guide for the popular RF 433MHz Transmitter/Receiver modules. I’ll explain how it works, show some features and share an Arduino project example that you can take and apply to your own projects.
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