Project: Experiment in small signal circuit design.

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Joined Aug 10, 2008
Here is a experimental circuit to sense current flowing through a wire by putting a electric cord near the top of a miniature power transformer that acts like a sensor and then turning on the appliance and that small signal gets amplified to the point where it can be rectified and then amplified in DC to turn on a LED, at the output.

No connections to the AC cord just magnetic flux cutting through the transformer windings and amplifying the signal to a usable output voltage..

This was fun to design...

current sensor 5.jpg


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Joined Mar 24, 2008
Probably, but sometimes the fun is using a specific design approach, sorta like audiophiles building amps with tube circuits.