plugin led indicator

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by z3ngew, Apr 20, 2013.

  1. z3ngew

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    Apr 18, 2013
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    Hello everyone,
    I want to design a circuit in which there is a led and and a connector(any type), my question is how can i make a circuit so that when i plug in a device in the connector, the led will switch on.

    Thanks in advance,
    z3ngew
     
  2. tenfingers

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    Mar 10, 2013
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    Why not keep it simple and use a connector with 2 more pins? The plug can be wired with the two "extra" pins conected. When the plug is plugged in, it completes the circuit thus powering the led.
     
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  3. ScottWang

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    Aug 23, 2012
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    What kind of the connector? (you should specify one type)
    What's the device?
    Where is the plug come from? (what's in it)
     
  4. z3ngew

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    Apr 18, 2013
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    the connector is (IDC), the plug is coming from another board containing microcontroller, and the device, is a ctually a group of device(1xdc motor,2xlimit_sw, 1xsensor)
     
  5. ScottWang

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    I'm not sure how about the voltage and the pin functions between board to board, but you can using +V or the signal to light up LEDs when the plug plugged in.

    The easy way is using resistor and LED, or you want to using the bjt and control it from b through a resistor.
     
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