how to reduce ac frequency

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by sachin.tiger, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. sachin.tiger

    Thread Starter New Member

    Sep 24, 2010
    hey , can anyone of you tell a cheaper and efficient way to reduce the frequency of the ac source from about 50/s to 1-5/s?
  2. beenthere

    Retired Moderator

    Apr 20, 2004
    What is the source and how does it operate? If you are talking about line frequency, that is a practical impossibility.
  3. BillB3857

    AAC Fanatic!

    Feb 28, 2009
    Exactly what are you wanting to accomplish? If you are looking for a digital signal that is the result, a binary counter with proper gate functions tied to the output and reset will give you what you are looking for. If you are looking for appreciable power output and a 1-5 hz sine wave, good luck.
  4. sachin.tiger

    Thread Starter New Member

    Sep 24, 2010
    i just wanted to have a low frequency of 1-5 hz to operate my capacitor for an exp with it,so anywhich way, i want an ac of low frequency. so,is there any possible way?
  5. marshallf3

    Well-Known Member

    Jul 26, 2010
    What do you have to start with? A frequency generator that doesn't go that low?

    What are you trying to discover about the capacitor in question?
  6. DonQ

    Active Member

    May 6, 2009
    Use a transformer to get an appropriate voltage from the 50Hz AC, rectify it, filter it, regulate it, and use it as a voltage supply to power a low frequency sine wave generator circuit.

    Or use a ready-made version of the same thing. See "Signal generator".