Continuity Tester based around a 555 IC

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  1. RodneyB

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    I am trying to build a continuity tester and have found the attached circuit diagram on the internet with good reviews. I have some confusion.

    In the article they talk about a 12 Volt Pizeo Buzzer. However the circuit diagram shows an 8Ω Speaker so a little confused.

    Would any additions or alterations be suggested

    Thank you in advance
     
  2. Dodgydave

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    the 555 produces the sound at approx 1Khz in the speaker,
     
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  3. #12

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    That chip can drive either one. Just stick in what you have.
     
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  4. RodneyB

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    Sorry a stupid question here but is the switch the continuity tester probes
     
  5. #12

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    Yes.

    Apply 5 to 15 volts DC to anything, with the negative end of the power supply connected to the ground of the circuit above, and connect the positive end of the circuit to the "anything". If continuity, then buzz.
     
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