Router auto-reset

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by mscreations, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. mscreations

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    Dec 14, 2009
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    I'm trying to create a device that will reset my router that is hidden in the basement once a day. I am thinking about using some type of 555 circuit to create a 10-20 sec HI pulse that will occur once every 24 hrs. The pulse will activate a reed relay that will temporarily disconnect the power going to the router. I also want to be able to use a switch to create a pulse immediately.

    I've created some timing circuits with a 555 before, but never one that needs to repeat after a set amount of time. I'd rather not have to use a microcontroller to do this if possible.

    I'm planning on powering the device from the line that I'm disconnecting (eg. input power somewhere in range of 5-18v. I have three devices that I want to make modules for. All with different voltages.)

    Any ideas or pages that might be able to give me some pointers?

    Thanks!
     
  2. wayneh

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    Sep 9, 2010
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    Conventional lamp timers would get you going a lot faster and cheaper. You can get them for about $5 with a programmable digital clock and control.
     
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