Counter

Discussion in 'Electronics Resources' started by skusku, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. skusku

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    Aug 9, 2009
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    Hi guys

    Need a little help please. This is a meter I got free from someone. I need it to connect to a loop detector. Will get it very shortly. This 722 needs to do the counting. Can I just connect the output from loop detector to pin 30 of the 722, or do I need a transistor circuit?
     
  2. Sensacell

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    Can you explain what you mean by "Loop Detector"?
     
  3. skusku

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    Aug 9, 2009
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    Loop detector as those you get at the malls etc where they connect to boom gates. Just normal wires running undrground in a loop.the loop detector picks up the car then reads the metal body as a frequency and triggers the relay on the device.this then needs to connect to my counter.
     
  4. WBahn

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    How you hook it up depends on whether the two have compatible interfaces. So you need to firmly understand what kind of signal your counter will accept and then find a loop detector that generates a compatible signal. If you can't find one, then you need to look into designing a circuit to convert the output of the loop detector you choose to use into a signal that the counter can deal with.
     
  5. skusku

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    Seems that counter uses a positive pulse. If i short it say 5 times in a few seconds it displays a X-value and then resets it to zero after a second or so. Seems its purely a RPM/Flow etc counter. But thanks anyway. I can only find expensive counters so I decided to make one from a PIC16F628A. Its counting at the moment the way I want in the software. Getting an enclosure for it is gonna be a different story though.
     
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