555 timer question

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by Jassper, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. Jassper

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    Sep 24, 2008
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    I need a timer that will give me a 30 minute off time and a 30 secend on time + Manual trigger ON. Mathmatically I can do this with an astable 555 but I am not sure it is practical.

    thoughts?
     
  2. Wendy

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    Mar 24, 2008
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    Unless you need precision a 555 will work just fine, but it will take two, one for each duration.
     
  3. Audioguru

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    30 minutes is too long for a 555 because the huge timing capacitor will have a higher leakage current than the high value timing resistor's current.

    Use a CD4541 timer IC that has an oscillator and an adjustable digital divider.
    A CD4060 is also an oscillator and an adjustable divider.
     
  4. Jassper

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    Thanks for the tips, do you have any circuit examples for the CD4541?
     
  5. Audioguru

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    Its datasheet does not have applications circuits.
    Look at Texas Instruments datasheet for the CD4536 timer.
     
  6. jblueink

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    yea Adiouguru is right there is no applications circuit in the datasheet,and also CD4060 will do just fine.goto www.electronicsforu.com.
     
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