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Light Laser LED Circuits
In this strobe-light, two circuits are needed; one circuit charges a capacitor placing 320 V de between the cathode and anode of the flashtube. The other circuit provides bursts of approximately 4000 V to trigger the flashtube into conduction. The voltage-doubler works by summing two equal voltages in series, which results in a doubling of...
This strobe gives a visual indication of a sensor input. The input signal causes Ul, a light dependent resistor, to chaijge CI
Strobe Alert System Circuit
The circuit is activated by an LED/photoresistor isolator (Ul), which is a combination of a light-dependent resistor (LDR) and an LED in a single package. That device was chosen because of its high isolation (2000 V) characteristic, which is necessary because the strobe part of the circuit is directly connected to the ac line.The voltage...
Strobe Light Circuit
This strobe light operates from standard 120-Vac power. Rl limits the amount of current applied to the voltage doubler stage, which is comprised of CI, C2, C3, Dl, D2, C4, C5, and C6. Capacitors CI, C2, and C3 are connected in parallel and form a capacitance of 30 at 160 V. Capacitors C4, C5, and C6 are connected in series and form an...
Simple strobe circuit
Initially the neon and xenon lamps are not conducting and act like a very high (almost infinite) resistance. Capacitors Cl and C4 in conjunction with DI and D2 form a voltage doubler circuit, which can charge C2 up to about 300 Vdc after several ac cycles. Voltage increases as current is supplied through Rl and R2. Neon bulb II will all of a...
Tubular xenon lamp circuit
Tubular Xe lamp power, high brightness, known as the "little sun." Tubular xenon lamp wiring shown in Figure 2-6.
Adjustable Strobe Light
This Adjustable Strobe Light is the bigger brother of the plain old strobe light. This one uses a much more powerful "horse shoe" Xenon tube which produces more light. You can also control the flash rate up to about 20Hz. Do not look directly at the flash tube when this thing is on! # T1 and L1 are available from The Electronics Goldmine (see...
Easy Xenon DC-DC Converters
This DC-DC converter ("inverter") needs nothing but unmodified Radio Shack parts. You don`t need to build or wind any coils or transformers. This is a cheap-and-dirty experimenter`s circuit. I tested this and it worked for me, but I disclaim all warranties! The LM386 audio amplifier, R1 and R2, and C1 and C2 are used to make a crude Wien bridge...
Emergency strobe flasher generates 250V
Figure 1 shows a complete circuit for an emergency lamp that operates from a 12V automotive battery. The xenon flash tube requires a 250V-dc anode voltage and a 4-kV trigger pulse. To generate the 250V dc, IC1, a switching regulator controller, and T1, a standard Versa-PAC transformer, operate in the discontinuous-flyback mode. With this...
Miniature Strobe Light
The circuit of a battery operated portable miniature strobe light, which can be constructed using readily available inexpensive components, is described here. For convenience and simplicity, an ordinary neon lamp is used here in place of the conventional Xenon tube. The whole gadget can thus be easily accommodated in a small cabinet, such as a...
Tiny, Efficient High Power LED Camera Flash Solutions for Cell Phone Applications
Cell phones and PDAs are approaching the limit for small form factors, but their feature sets are growing with new functions such as built-in cameras and even video cameras. The initial in-phone cameras were basic, low resolution devices with little in the way of usable flash capability. However, cell phone camera resolutions have improved and...
Xenon light pulser
Flash lamp is made ??with experimental parts removed from a disposable camera flash circuit.Xenon try to use what I think is easily affordable experiment. AC100V to a voltage doubler rectifier, DC voltage of about 270V is derived. This voltage is R2, C3 is charged through a short period of time as well. At the same time the trigger capacitor C4...
disposable camera strobe light
If you have no idea what is a "strobo", "strobe", "stroboscopy" or whatever way it is called, it is simply a flashing light. It is usually used on police cars, 'disco' places and many interesting applications, including scientific ones. This project is dangerous because it implicates high voltages, it can be lethal. Please read the Disclaimer...
This circuit typically uses a voltage around 300 volts for the main high voltage supply and needs a low voltage supply of typically 6 to 15 volts. 555 pin connections not shown above: 1 goes to ground / negative of both low and high voltage supplies. 4,8 both go to positive low voltage supply, of 6 to 15 volts. 7 does not get connected to...
Strobe Light circuits and info
The power supplies for electronic flash and strobe equipment operate at extremely lethal voltage and current levels. The energy storage capacitors in even the smallest disposable camera flash operating from a 1.5 V AA battery can be deadly under the wrong conditions. Line powered strobes have added danger of high power at high voltage AND are...
Strobe light 115 AC
The way that this circuit works is as follows. The AC line voltage is rectified by D1 and D2 which connects to a voltage doubler circuit made up of the two 22uf capacitors. The Flash Freq. Pot and the 10uf capacitor charge up which triggers the Diac and causes the triac to turn on. This allows the trigger transformer T1 to send a very High...
This is one of my stroboscope designs. Usually many stoboscope circuit work directly from mains voltage, but this circuit uses 12V DC intead od mains AC. This is very good idea if you don't want to mess with direct mains voltage connected circuit or you want to run the stroboscope from batteries. The circuit has some special functions compared...
Strobo triggering schematics
This page contains some information on circuits which can be used for triggering stroboscopes from external circuits. The circuit here are designed to be integrate to strboscope circuits so that they can triggered using external trigger pulse. The standard trigger pulse used in professional stroboscope controllers is 3-10V pulse. If you don't...
12V to 120V power inverter circuit
Strobe Light circuit
A stroboscope is an instrument which is used to view the object which is moving rapidly with a periodic motion as if they are at rest. The strobe light flashes at a frequency that synchronizes with the resolution of a wheel or moving object which seems to be at a still position. The circuit of strobe light utilize neon lamp because their light is
mains ac xenon tube flasher circuit
The circuit was taken from one of the old elektor electronics magazine and it is indeed a very cute little circuit which may be used for creating high intensity lighting effects during festivals, parties and fun gatherings. Diodes D1 and D2 along with the capacitors C1 and C2 form a voltage doubler circuit which creates a voltage level twice the v
Ultra Small Mobile Phone Xenon Photoflash Capacitor Charger With IGBT Driver
The AAT1265 evaluation board provides a platform for the testing and evaluation of the AAT1265 low voltage 2MHz Step-up Regulator The evaluation board demonstrates suggested size and placement of external components to main- tain output voltage regulation for up to 250mA of output current. The external components are selected for small size to sui
High Voltage Generation For Xenon Tube Applications
The DS2422 temperature/data logger combines the core functions of a fully featured data logger in a single chip. It includes a Temperature Sensor Real-Time Clock (RTC), memory, 1-Wire Interface and serial Interface for an Analog-to-digital converter (ADC), as well as control circuitry for a Charge Pump The ADC and the Charge Pump are peripherals t
High Voltage Generation For Xenon Tube Applications
Power demand in portable designs CAN require in some specific application more than 1 A. A method consists in paralleling two DC to DC converters on the same load instead of placing a single higher current converter with lower switching frequency. This solution may be space saving, cost effective and thermally beneficial. However, DC to DC convert
NCP5080 Xenon Photoflash Capacitor Charger With Photo Sense Interface
The NCP5810D is a dual ’output DC/DC converter which CAN generate both a positive and a negative voltage. The device is optimized for powering modules such as AMOLED Display drivers where very good output voltage accuracy and regulation, signal integrity and space is essential for handsets applications. The output voltage of the inverter is fully
studio ring flash xenon tubes
MOC3020M Integrated Circuit. I would love a LED to tell me when each cap is charged but I have no idea how to do that or where to put in the circuit, I have a bucket load of 5v LEDs so making use of some would be great. I have Circuit maker but dont have a spice for a xenon and cant find one anywhere so cant virtually test this circuit so its...
3-6V Xenon Strobe Light
This circuit used to come as a kit from a surplus supplier, but probably isn`t available anymore. It shows a few novel concepts such as using a 555 as a pulse width modulator (PWM), and series/parallel camera flash transformers. WARNING: This circuit is contains voltages and currents which can KILL if you are not careful. Charged capacitors will S
AIR TRANSPARENCY MONITOR$2c XENON FLASH RECEIVER
3 different Xenon flashing circuits
This discussion covers 3 different Xenon flashing circuits from disposable cameras. From them, you will learn circuit tricks that have NEVER been shown in any theory book.The first circuit covers 6 BUILDING BLOCKS.You will need an old disposable Flash Camera plus two extra parts to carry out the modifications..
TPS65552A Xenon Tube Flash Driver
The size of the photoflash charger circuit is greatly simplified and reduced by Texas Instrument (TI) TPS65552A. A photoflash capacitor charger based on this..
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Ultrasonic distance finder circuit
The circuit described here uses ultrasonic oscillations and operates based on the propagation velocity of these oscillations in the air. Thus, we can easily determine the distance of two points if the time within which the wave travels this distance is measured. There are three main categories of distance measurement methods in use: a) By...
Simple Metal detector circuit with CD4030
Sometimes the precious metals are hidden too deep and are not detected except with complicated devices. In many cases, however, small pieces of precious metal buried near the surface can be detected by relatively simple means. Everyone is very attractive to find something potentially valuable, hidden a few centimeters below the soil. So many...
Fully automatic watering circuit for flower pots
Many times for various reasons we forget or can not water the plants that we have in our homes. And many humidity sensors units just notify us with a beeping sound or with a flashing light, that the pot needs watering. But what if we are away from home? This circuit comes as a solution to this problem. Depending on humidity of the pot at...
Simple deep searching metal detector circuit
The principle behind a metal detector is really very simple. Proof of this is the circuit that follows, in which it proves that the construction of a metal detector can be done in the minute, with few components that we find very easily everywhere. With the circuit of this metal detector, it is possible to detect a metal coin in depth of 90 to...
Sub-Harmonic Bass Converter for Electric Guitars
The sub-harmonic bass generator is a sound producing unit for guitars. The sound it produces looks very much like that of the bass guitar. The octave generator is sometimes quite unusual since it does not produce any of the usual ways of coloring the sound, such as filtering or distortion. Instead, a frequency division system produces outputs...
Echo Depth Sounding Sonar for Boats
In the past the sounding (sea bottom measurement) was done with the "bullet", that is, with a heavy lead object that the seamen plucked into the sea hung from a calibrated rope. As soon as the "bullet" reached the bottom, the depth appeared directly from the calibration of the rope. This arrangement still exists in some yachts. The big...
100W HiFi Audio Amplifier Circuit
This Amplifier was designed to have the following specifications: Distortion less than 0.1% at full power of 100W even at 20KHz. Power has to be attributed to an extended bandwidth. The output transistors must be protected against short circuits. The power supply must be symmetrical so that no electrolytic capacitors are needed at the outlet....
Plant-Pot Water Level Indicator Circuit
A series of LEDs serve to alert the gardener when plants need water. Using two conventional digital integrated LEDs and a series of LEDs, we make a very useful device for gardening. The device detects the amount of water in the pot and alerts the grower. The circuit of the device is shown in Figure 2. The water detection is made from the bottom...
Analogue Sound Preasure dB-Meter Circuit
The best human ear can capture sounds from 20Hz to 20KHz. These limits are known to be the broadest that can exist. Normally the normal limits range from 100Hz to about 13KHz and depend on the age and health of the individual. We for our measurements and to have a good accuracy we will get the limits of 20Hz to 20KHz. A sound to be heard does...
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