Making chanes in circuit

iONic

Joined Nov 16, 2007
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The source voltage IS 12V. There is, however a 5V regulator for the TS555. The TS555 is a Logic Level IC and thus requires the 5V, but id you do not need logic level outputs then you could use an LM555 or an NE555 and remove the 5V regulator.
 

#12

Joined Nov 30, 2010
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I believe that is not a 555 timer chip. It is a motor controller chip. crazybuoy, please post a datasheet.
 

praondevou

Joined Jul 9, 2011
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This seems to be a special chip containing more than 1 timer.It is not the common 555. Apparently you will need to contact the manufacturer to buy it and get detailed information.
 
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SgtWookie

Joined Jul 17, 2007
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The schematic shows it using 12v for a supply, on the right.

The IC is a Microchip PIC that is programmed to be a stepper motor controller.
 

ErnieM

Joined Apr 24, 2011
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So does anyone think he needs to make any changes?

I don't see anything wrong offhand, but I don't know what it is being used with. For example, a relay load would need clamp diodes too.
 

SgtWookie

Joined Jul 17, 2007
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<snip> For example, a relay load would need clamp diodes too.
That would also be true of unipolar stepper motors; what the circuit is supposed to drive.

I don't know what our OP wants to drive with it, but it's not going to work with a bipolar stepper motor.

Also, the base resistors are 470 Ohms; that will give a base current of ~9.1mA, for a collector current of ~100mA, which is the absolute maximum collector current rating for the BC547.

So, no mods are necessary for operation on 12v. However, since we don't know what our OP wants to use it for, we can't say if it will work with their particular application.
 

iONic

Joined Nov 16, 2007
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Ahh! the IC says TI 555-1, not TS555. I thought that all those transistors connected to the chip were odd!
 
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