Piezoelectrics

Discussion in 'General Science' started by clintonb, Mar 6, 2015.

  1. clintonb

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    Mar 6, 2011
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    When I started playing with circuits I had 2 different speakers. The first was from a phone and the other was a piezo speaker. When you supply 5V to a speaker it just gives a thud and when you connect and diconnect it quickly you get pulses.

    When I connected a piezo speaker it gave a frequency not a thud.

    I then bought a Piezoelectric ultrasonic transducer that I hoped would give a mist effect but disappointingly I got nothing :(.

    Would I need some form of pulse to the device to get it to work?
     
  2. alfacliff

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    there are piezo sounders with built in oscilators (mallory sonalert) that make tones, and pieao speakers too that just reproduce sounds.
     
  3. clintonb

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    It appears you need a driver circuit that produces a 1.6mHz that generates the ultrasonic frequencies. Its going to be worth it though
     
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