It is easy to light an LED by directly connected to 220 volt AC. It can be indicator in AC devices or Bed lamp if White LED is used. If used as a Bed lamp, the circuit can be enclosed in a plug with LED projecting out. Caution : The circuit is directly connected to high voltage that can give a fatal shock if handled … Continue reading LED in AC
This circuit can protect AC appliances. When the AC voltage in the mains increases above the set level , say 220 volts, relay triggers and breaks power from the appliance. Reconnects the appliance when the power returns normal.
Beep once when power fails. 12 volt relay is used as a switch. When power is available, relay pulls and capacitor charges via diode D1 and NO and Common contacts of relay. When power fails, relay turns off and capacitor discharges via Common and NC contacts and buzzer. Buzzer gives a short beep at that time. If more timing for beep is needed, connect one … Continue reading Simple Power Failure Alarm
It was a big problem in my house that, sometimes the Water heater left on for many hours after the use. It has a Thermostat to cut off but when the water cools, again it switches on. This causes hike in electricity bill. Finally I found a solution. Just connected a Timer based alarm with the heater AC socket so that it will also switches on when the heater turns on. After 30 minute, it gives a loud alarm to remind that the heater is On. Alarm continues for another 30 minutes or till the heater is switched off. So that alarm reminds to switch off the water heater. This can be used for Electric Iron also.
It is very easy to convert 220 Volt AC to DC for powering electronic circuits. Any DC voltage from 3 volt to 36 volt can be generated from 220 volt AC using appropriate value of X rated capacitor and Zener diodes. The X rated capacitor drops 220 V AC to low volt AC. This can be rectified to DC by a Rectifier diode and smoothed by a Filter capacitor. By selecting a required value Zener, regulated DC can be obtained. But the only drawback of the Tranformerless power supply is its low current, so only light loads can be used. Here explains the design of a 4.7 Volt 4.6 Milli Ampere Tranformerless power supply to power PIR sensor .
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