# How can you add 30% frequency on an output of a microcontroller?

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by nestbulala, Feb 5, 2016.

1. ### nestbulala Thread Starter Member

Dec 12, 2015
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I have a controller for an air conditioning unit but the speed of the fan was very slow. The motor controller was being controlled by a triac which is triggered from a microcontroller through a transistor and an optocoupler. The frequency changed as the speed change but it is not enough to drive the motor to a certain speed. I need to be able to add about 30% of the frequency output to be sent to the triac to increase the voltage. Is there anybody that can help me out of this? I'll appreciate it very much any help you can contribute on this matter. Thank you very much guys.

2. ### ScottWang Moderator

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I thought a circuit as quadruple of input frequency and divide by 3, it can be get about 133% of input frequency, but this circuit will using the capacitor and it will be affected by the frequency, so if the range of frequency is too large then it will needs the switches to switch different frequency.

3. ### mcgyvr AAC Fanatic!

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replace the controller?
How do you know its not the speed its designed for and there is nothing wrong with it?

4. ### nestbulala Thread Starter Member

Dec 12, 2015
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The controller is programmed for a certain speed for a certain motor. I want to use it in my motor but it is not to the rated speed or voltage that my motor needs. Say it is programmed for about 70 percent duty cycle. I want to change the frequency to 95 or 100 percent duty cycle. What circuit should I use to do that.

5. ### joeyd999 AAC Fanatic!

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Change the crystal! (This is a tongue-in-cheek proposal...assuming it even uses a crystal).

6. ### nestbulala Thread Starter Member

Dec 12, 2015
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Dear Joey,

There is no crystal, it uses a voltage controlled oscillator and a 60 hz frequency as a time base generator.

mcgyvr,

If we will replace the controller, then we will be having problems on the programming. I need only to be able to change the voltage on the output of the triac to about 160 Volts at low speed, 185 Volts at medium speed and 200 Volts at high speed.

7. ### nestbulala Thread Starter Member

Dec 12, 2015
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How about the idea of a buck-boost transformer from Wikipedia, re design a transformer that can output a voltage required at the motor terminals. Say, a step down transformer and connected additive polarity to get the required voltage. What are the limitations and implications of this design?