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Two questions about astable multivibrators and transformers

Here's something that confuses me: The output on an astable multivibrator will be shown on a multimeter as half the input voltage (for example we have 9V-0V-9V-0V...and the multimeter averages it out ...
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Gating an astable 555 output signal in a way that oscilation always starts with a Low to High transition

simply, the circuit is a 38KHz signal generator for an IR remote project. the output signal should be gated by an MCU according to IR timing intervals recorded earlier. the design with the 4148 diode ...
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Astable 555 circuit not oscillating

I'm a complete beginner to electronics, but I'm trying to follow Ben Eaters video series "Building an 8-bit computer". I tried to do the first part of an astable 555 timer, but the LED does not ...
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555 timer that does not output low when reset

I'm trying to design a circuit with the following goals: When not active, output can be either Vcc or floating When triggered by pressing a button, output pulses several times to GND at some ...
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Astable 555 used for AC to DC Halfwave to DC stable conversion, is what I have done correct?

I have this falstad-circuit: And here it is per request, as a SCH file screen: I'm trying to use a 555 astable to convert a variable AC with maximum of 12V (coming from Bicycle Hub) to 8VDC, ...
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Astable multivibrator not working

I was wondering if you can help me to know why my circuit is not working. I have tried with different pre-existing circuit values to make sure the circuit was working properly before I put my ...
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Astable multivibrator inverter

I'm new to electronics and trying to make an astable multivibrator oscillator. The PSpice simulation doesn't work (it says netlist error when I place a mosfet or a diode) and I get a really low ...
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Explain how this astable chain(?) circuit works

The circuit below fades on and off a cascading series of leds in an alternating fashion. I tried reproducing it on a breadboard with 5 leds to try to understand it how it works, and got all sorts of ...
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BJT astable multivibrator generate triangle wave

In this circuit there is a bjt astable multivibrator. It generates a square wave. And according to the description, at the output of the opamp it generates a triangle wave from this square wave. I've ...
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Op-Amp Astable Multivibrator - Effect of bypass Switch

For your consideration, I have this Astable-multivibrator via a classic Op-Amp Schmitt Trigger delivering a square signal (here 1.82Hz). I am fine with the circuit with SW1 open as C2 is basically in ...
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Electric astable circuit not working

For school I have to build a astable circuit that stays on for 5 seconds and then turns off for 1 second. However my circuit isn't working I am do not know why here is my circuit on a bread board. The ...
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Adding Diodes to Transistor Astable Multivibrator; 1N5818 Schottky diodes work but 1N4148 diodes don't; can't figure out why

I am an avid electronics hobbyist, not an electronics engineer. I built a transistor-based astable multivibrator circuit and then fed its output to an op amp buffer amplifier which then drove an 8 ...
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What is the purpose of higher-resistance resistors in Astable Multivibrator circuit?

The astable multivibrator circuit has two higher-resistance resistors (47k on the pic). What are they there for? Wouldn't it work without? And what is exactly their function? I spent a lot of time ...
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Why does the first pulse have a different duration than the other pulses?

Why does the triggered astable in the next figure have the duration of the logical component "0" of the first pulse lasting 2 times the logical component "0" duration of the next pulses (see the ...
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555 Timer Giving Unexpected Output (Astable Multivibrator)

I am using this design with the only exception that C2 is 150nF to change timing slightly. When I plug in the circuit and attach an LED across GND and pin 3 output the LED is static on. However, on ...
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Astable 555 timer circuit that resets on a heartbeat

I'm trying to design a circuit that will reset my ESP8266 when it crashes/hangs. It does this by sending a heartbeat to a 555 timer every minute which resets the 555 timer. The 555 timer is configured ...
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555 Astable Timer produces incorrect period/frequency

I am building a 555 astable timer circuit for a course which must match the BPM of a song. The song has a BPM of 104, which requires a timer frequency of roughly 1.733 Hz. The circuit looks as ...
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Variable frequency of an astable

I have to make the frequency variable of an square waveform generator built with the help of an astable. I modified a circuit a found on the internet and everything seems good with only one exception: ...
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Astable 555 not oscillating [closed]

I've been struggling with building a 555 timer for a project. I get the expected voltage at pin 3 (output), but the problem is that it's not oscillating. The Vout is constantly 8.4V, while I expected ...
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CMOS frequency of oscillation

How to find the frequency of oscillations in this circuit CMOS circuit: simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab Assuming the ideal CMOS gate with the threshold at 0.5Vdd. ...
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How does this TLC556 work?

I'm having trouble understanding what the upper part of an electronic metronome depicted in the below schematic does. I already asked about the lower op-amp part in another topic, but I also can't ...
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555 stepper motor controller

I need to make a square wave generator to control a stepper motor driver. It needs to be controlled with a potentiometer and get an output range from 40 Hz to 4 kHz. I don't know a heck of a lot ...
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nand gate astable vibrator do not work at 400kHz

I want to build a 400kHz square wave oscillator with NAND GATE using the CD4011BE circuit. Unfortunately, it does not work as expected when I use R2 and C values according this schematic: ...
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555 astable - frequency not linear with discharge resistor for smaller resistor values

I'm trying to use a 555 timer to create a variable frequency from a resistance, the output frequency should be about 1 kHz up to 300 kHz. I'm using a TS555CN CMOS version, which can oscillate up to 2....
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What is the diode for in the astable IC 555

I am trying to get my head into electronics, so my teacher challenged me to find out what this diode does. I have done a ton of experiments and i just cant put my finger on it... Everything from ...
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Naive VCXO design - runs at 3rd harmonic, I need the base freq

Consider this a hobby question. (How do you call a hobby project on the fringe of your nominal work? A skunkworks job?) I mean to say that I'm not an EE design pro. I'd appreciate your opinion about ...
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BJT Bitonal Astable Multivibrator, can someone explain me how this circuit works?

I've been analyzing this circuit and so far I think it divides in two separate oscillators, but I still don't have a clear idea on how this two work together. I'm leaving a picture of the circuit, ...
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How to design a low voltage astable multivirator

I am currently trying to design a solar powered energy harvester. It requires a DC to DC boost converter to increase the output voltage and keep it regulated. I found that this can be achieved using ...
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PWM signal is affected when motor is connected

I am working on a fun side project where I am creating a PWM waveform using the LM324 and a small solar panel. I am using the LM324 for the astable multivibrator, integrator, and comparator. The ...
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Alternate design for an astable 555 circuit

I was looking at how to get a sign wave from a 555 chip and found this article. It seems to say it's using an astable 555 circuit outputting to an LC resonant circuit. However, the circuit diagram ...
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Astable timer: Halve frequency while maintaining the same “up” pulse width?

Disclaimer: I am not an electrical engineer, but an environmental science student. I'm trying my best here. I have a basic astable 555 timing circuit with the following components: \$R_1 = 10k\...
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A stable negative supply for an op-amp (using 555)

I need a differential amplifier circuit for my design and I am using the LM358 op-amp. The problem is of negative supply. I need to give negative power voltage to my op-amp(-Vcc). and I only have a 9v ...
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astable multivibrator: capacitor polarization

Looking at this circuit, I'm wondering if the capacitor polarization "+" is correctly draw. Assuming T2 is in cut, T1 is on, left capacitor will have a 0.7v in its right side (connected to T1 emitter) ...
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Astable 555 timer [closed]

The circuit diagram is above R1,4,6,7:1K R2,5:10K R3:100 ohms C1: 0.047 uF C2,3 :100uF C4:69uF C5:0.1uF And we finished building the circuit and connected the battery onto it. But the LEDs stayed on ...
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555 Astable Timer: Why do these two circuits simulate differently?

I've modeled up the following two circuits in LTSpice: simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab and... simulate this circuit (I've left out the other connections for ...
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Why is a common LED failure mode to flicker astably or oscillate? [closed]

There are many cases of LED lights failing by beginning to flicker intermittently. I am not talking about the intentional duty-cycle modulation utilized in many driver circuits. I am referring to ...
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Does a 555 astable dissipate more power at higher frequencies?

I'm planning on running a circuit on a 9V battery and it uses a 555 in the astable mode to generate pulses. I want this circuit to be as efficient as possible, and not have to replace the battery ...
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Circuit for flashing LEDs for airplane model wing, tail and beacon lights using 555 [closed]

I am working to make flashing LEDs for my airplane model. There are three LED pulse sequences on the picture below where to flash LEDs respectively. So how do I design a circuit using an astable ...
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How to Turn the 555 Timer Output (Astable Mode) into a Decaying Square Wave?

I am currently working on a 555 timer in astable mode whose output will be fed into a 0.5W, 8Ohm speaker. I want a fading effect for the sound that will be produced by the speaker. I already acquired ...
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Making a Triangle wave on LTSpice using LM741 opamp

I'm trying to get a 1kHz, 15V triangle wave on LTSpice. For that, I'm using the following design: So far, my Square Wave has the desired frequency and amplitude, but my triangle wave has a lower ...
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Period for this astable multivibrator (nor gates with limiting diodes)

I was able to find the period without the diodes which was T=2RCln(3) But I am unable to find the expression when we connect the two diodes. (Our course says it is : T= RCln( (VDD+Vd) /vt). I am ...
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IC Timer 555 Astable Multivibrator 50% Duty cycle

I'm given this configuration to solve for a IC-Timer 555 in astable mode to get a 50% duty cycle however I'm having some difficulties in the calculations. The circuit is modified a bit as shown. ...
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Dark detector with 555 timer and output pin has a LED

I am a complete novice and I had done it in a hurry with my kiddo around. I have redrawn it, with the values I used. The circuit works. Also between pins 6 and 7, if I use a 100 K/10 K it works. ...
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How can I calculate the frecuency of this circuit?

If RA=RC= 15Kohms, RB=44Kohms and C = 8.2uf, Which will ve the frecuency? It's like a astable circuit with 555, but the resistence RC conected to Discharge is confusing me. Thanks!
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triangular and square wave generator

the circuit below is a triangular and square wave generator. With the first stage (the integrator) I can generate a triangular wave, and with the second stage (comparator) I can generate a triangular ...
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555 timer oscillator circuit [duplicate]

How can i get 50% duty cycles?
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Resistor that changes resistance with clock input

I am making a 555 a stable connected to a 4510 and 4511 and an led row. I need the led row to get faster and therefore the 555 astable to get faster, the more times a button is pushed. I am thinking a ...
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Questions Regarding Metal Detector Tx Coil Circuit

The following circuit is the transmit coil of an IB metal detector. I recognize most of this: an op amp astable with a CE push-pull output stage driving a resonant circuit. But, I have questions. ...
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Astable 555 frequency problem

I'm trying to build an oscillator circuit for driving several IR LEDs at 38 kHz 50% duty cycle. The circuit layout I used is shown below.(Source link: http://www.electronics-tutorials.ws/waveforms/...
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Very low frequency compact 555 timer circuit [duplicate]

I am not an electronics engineer. Just working on a project (hobby) that requires me to build a circuit. I just want a timer that turns on an LED after 1 hour. A button will be used to reset the timer ...