48V impulse driver for slave clock

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by T_me, Apr 12, 2016.

  1. T_me

    Thread Starter New Member

    Apr 12, 2016
    I need some advice finding a solution to my problem:
    I have a slave clock (mechanical) which requires a 48V input, with alternating current every 60s.

    I've bought an impulse driver which only outputs 24V, which is not enough to make it run. The clock works because I have tested it manually (switching the plug pins by hand with 48V input).

    What I need is something like a universal impulse driver, something like this I am guessing:
    But they don't make them anymore..

    Does anyone know where I can get this? Or else I will have to make something to fit my needs. I am new to circuitry and it would be great to have your advice on where to start - are there kits for this type of thing?
  2. Dodgydave

    Distinguished Member

    Jun 22, 2012
    Does it need 48v dc or ac, you can use the mains frequency as the timebase, with a 48v transformer and a counter divider to give a pulse every 60seconds. Or use a xtal clock with a cd4040, cd4060 chip.
  3. Alec_t

    AAC Fanatic!

    Sep 17, 2013
    What is the required duration of each AC pulse?
  4. gerty

    AAC Fanatic!

    Aug 30, 2007
    The Simplex ones I used to work on required a 1 second pulse every 59 seconds. It was 24 vdc. don't remember the model no.
  5. mcgyvr

    AAC Fanatic!

    Oct 15, 2009
  6. T_me

    Thread Starter New Member

    Apr 12, 2016
    Thanks for all your feedback. To be more specific:
    I need an off-the-shelf product which gives a 48V alternating pulse ( + and -) every minute (less than 1s, not sure exactly how long).