AC Circuits

Simple Power Failure Alarm


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 more 4700 capacitor parallel to C1. 12 Volt DC for the circuit should be from a 12 Volt adapter or transformer power supply.

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Power Failure Alarm. Home Utility Circuit 29


A2This circuit generates an alarm when the Mains power fails. It can be used as a Lift Alert so that the technician can immediately attend the stopped Lift. It is also helpful to know the power failure in labs where many instruments are switched on continuously.
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