I configured the 555 IC such that it gives the output pulse for 3 Seconds (Approx.) as soon as there is input on trigger pin, but my project requirement is; even if there is input continuously on trigger pin after 3 seconds, the output should not stay HIGH; so how to do it? And another requirement is; if again INPUT detected on TRIGGER pin, the OUTPUT should again stay HIGH for 3 Seconds and after that, it should go LOW; after 3 Seconds.

Here I have attached the schematic that I made in Proteus

  • \$\begingroup\$ To clarify: the requirement is that retrigger can occur only when the 3 second pulse is completed, not while it's occurring? If that's the case, just use the state of the output to block the input. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Aug 18, 2020 at 16:16
  • \$\begingroup\$ By "input continuously", do you mean that the pin is held low for more than 3 seconds or do you mean it is pulsed low many times? \$\endgroup\$ Commented Aug 18, 2020 at 16:26
  • \$\begingroup\$ May be related Link 1. Link 2. \$\endgroup\$
    – AJN
    Commented Aug 18, 2020 at 16:42
  • \$\begingroup\$ It sounds like you want to turn a certain pulse train into a single, wide pulse and that if the pulse train continues and continues and continues that you still do NOT want anything to re-trigger. There is some as-yet mysterious condition that determines when this whole system is supposed to reset so that it can generate another pulse. But I can't really tell. There's no where near enough info about what you actually want to have. And the schematic is therefore of little value, just yet. \$\endgroup\$
    – jonk
    Commented Aug 18, 2020 at 17:59

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555 Trigger Circuit

Each time the circuit's trigger input goes low, a short pulse is applied to the 555's pin 2 trigger input.

The diode prevents pin 2 from being taken too far above the power rail when the circuit's input returns high.


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