Ice warning alarm 12V

Posted on Oct 15, 2012

The circuit warns car drivers when the air temperature close to the ground approaches 0°C, thereby indicating possible formation of ice on the road surface. Op amp A1 is wired as a voltage level sensor. Op amp A2 is wired as an astable multivibrator which, by means of current buffer Trl, flashes a filament lamp at about 1 Hz. As air temperature falls, a point is reached when the voltage at pin 2 just rises above the voltage at pin 1.

Ice warning alarm 12V
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The output of A1 is immediately driven into positive saturation, since it is operated open loop. This positive output voltage powers A2 through its V + connection on pin 9, starting the oscillator. The thermistor is a glass bead type with a resistance of about 20 ?? at 20°C. VR1 is adjusted so that the lamp starts flashing when the air temperature is Tto 2°C.

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