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Dew Detector (120463)

Status: Finished
November 7, 2012
120463-51 humidity.jpg

Simple but effective good-old-555 based circuit that detects condensation and drives a fan in a bathroom. The original design uses a capacitive voltage divider for the supply voltage of the control circuit, but we didn't want to take any risk with a (resistive) moisture sensor that is not isolated from mains voltage! That's why we added a small 350mVA transformer to the design, not the most elegant and space saving solution, but safety first!


Published in issue 433, January/February 2013

Order from Elektor
PCB, bare, 120463-1


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