How to create a continuous timer for the current to a circuit?

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by Hyfromatriac, Aug 21, 2014.

  1. Hyfromatriac

    Thread Starter New Member

    Aug 9, 2014
    Hi, essentially what I need to do is create a 555 monostable circuit but instead of the push button, I need the circuit to run continuously. For example 2 sec on, 2 sec off, 2 sec on, 2 sec off... etc. etc.

    My circuit has an LED, a switch button and a lead off to another LED (which is toggled by the same button). I know I can flicker the LED with ease, however, i need to do this for the whole circuit such that the button can only toggle the LED when the primary LED is lit. A basic representation of what I need is attached.
  2. Dodgydave

    AAC Fanatic!

    Jun 22, 2012
    Then use the 555 in astable mode, select the resistor /capacitor values to suit your flashing rate.
  3. MikeML

    AAC Fanatic!

    Oct 2, 2009