Electret microphone trouble

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by chino00007, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. chino00007

    Thread Starter New Member

    Nov 16, 2011
    Hi there!

    I ´m making an electronic project that consists in activating a switch that it´s activated by a sound, like the action of clapping your hands, but i had been reading about the electret microphones and i found that sometimes this electronic componentes gave you some problems, my question is:

    Does anyone knows a way or tecnique to test microphones and check this things don´t had any problem, i don´t know maybe turning up a LED or something?;)
  2. Adjuster

    Late Member

    Dec 26, 2010
    Many PCs have a powered microphone input sockets suitable for electret microphones.

    It may be best to start by using a known good microphone to check that the PC input is working.

    Then when you know that you have a PC with a working microphone input, use that to test your other microphones.