Counter starting on digit "9"

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haxxx

Joined Feb 14, 2009
35
I'm new to electronics, i know only what i've read online.
I built the attached circuit, with a few changes.
http://www.hobbytron.com/electronic-lab-2.html
(scroll to the bottom of linked page)
I Changed the 555 to monostable, & added a push switch.
When power is applied the counter
boots up on the digit "9" instead of "0", which is undesirable.
The state is set by the 4 outputs of the 4029.
The 4029 can be reset by briefly setting the preset pin "1" high.
how could i achieve this on power up.
Also i've been studying the truth table for the 4511.
Is there any danger in me using its inputs (eg.
0 1 0 0 which drives the counter to the digit "4")
to enter into a logic switching circuit. (NOR & AND Gates)
And do any components need to be connected between them.

Thanks
Haxxx
 

Ron H

Joined Apr 14, 2005
7,014
Before we address your question: The circuit you referenced is set up as a decade down counter. is that what you want?

EDIT: For power on preset, you can probably get away with a 1uF cap from vcc to pin 1 (Preset Enable), and 100k from pin 1 to GND. Add a 1N4148 diode across the resistor, cathode to pin 1.
 
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haxxx

Joined Feb 14, 2009
35
Thanks Ron, I'll give it a try but could u please explain what actually happens in the state u outlined. yes i am using it as a decade counter.
Thanx.
Haxxx
 

hgmjr

Joined Jan 28, 2005
9,029
It sounds like you are getting a single false clock in the count-down mode at power up. You might be able to cheat and set up the power up jam value to 0001 instead of 0000. Then the false single down count would result in a count of zero at power up.

hgmjr
 

Ron H

Joined Apr 14, 2005
7,014
Thanks Ron, I'll give it a try but could u please explain what actually happens in the state u outlined. yes i am using it as a decade counter.
Thanx.
Haxxx
When power is off, pin one will of course be at zero volts, and the cap will have zero volts across it. When power is switched on, the voltage on the cap cannot change instantaneously, so pin 1 rises abruptly to vcc, enabling the parallel load. The cap charges through the 100k resistor, slowly returning pin 1 to zero volts. The parallel load is disabled whenever the voltage on pin 1 is below ≈vcc/2 (this takes about 69 milliseconds).
The diode is there to discharge the cap rapidly when the supply is switched off. This makes the circuit ready for another ON cycle, and also protects pin 1 from reverse bias. Note that I edited my previous post. The diode needs to be in parallel with the resistor, not the cap.
 
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