Automatic Rain Sensing Wiper System using 555 Timer

Posted on Feb 7, 2014

Have you seen Audi, Lexus or Ford rain sensing wipers and wondered how they work in these vehicles They are handled by sensors at the center of the windscreen which detects rain water and turns on the wiper motor. Here is the working of rain sensitive wipers with circuit schematic. The main component of this circuit is a 555 timer IC that works i

Automatic Rain Sensing Wiper System using 555 Timer
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n monostable mode. Two metal sheets fixed at a small distance apart are used as rain detector sensors. From the working of a monostable 555 timer, a negative voltage on the trigger pin will cause a high output. So when it rains, trigger pin gets a negative voltage. Output of one shot 555 (monostable) is connected to a relay through a transistor. The transistor acts as a switch for the relay to turn ON the wiper motor during rain.

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