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RC5 Sleep Timer

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RC5 Sleep Timer
The well-known ‘sleep’ function in clock radios and television sets switches off the equipment after a preselected time. However, what good does it do to put the television into standby mode while the stereo set or DVD player that is connected to it remains unaffected? The sleep timer described here sends standby codes to several RC5-compatible devices at the same time.Function and operationThe circuit shown in Figure 1 allows you to select the equipment that will be switched on or off as well as the sleep time, which might better be called the delay time. The sleep timer is operated using four pushbutton switches. The current state of the timer is indicated by four LEDs, each of which corresponds to 30 minutes of time delay. In normal operation, these diodes are enabled for only one second out of every ten, in order to save energy.
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Gerber file

CAM/CAD data for the PCB referred to in this article is available as a Gerber file. Elektor GREEN and GOLD members can exclusively download these files for free as part of their membership. Gerber files allow a PCB to be produced on an appropriate device available locally, or through an online PCB manufacturing service.

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Component list
R1 = 10?
R2-R6 = 1k?
R7 = 10k?
R8 = 3k?9
C1 = 47µF 16V radial
C2 = 100nF
D1-D4 = low-current LED, red
D5 = low-current LED, green
D6 = LD271 or SFH485 with reflector
T1 = BC547
IC1 = PIC16F84-04/P, programmed, order code 000026-41
X1 = 4MHz ceramic resonator (Conrad Electronic #50 31 69)
S1-S4 = miniature pushbutton, 1 make contact, 6?6 mm2 for board mounting (Conrad Electronic #70 04 60, Bourns #7906H-001-000, Farnell #535-916)
10-way pinheader, plus up to 5 jumpers
Toko handheld transmitter case (Conrad Electronics #52 43 44)
Battery holder for 2 ‘Micro’ batteries
PCB, order code 000026-1
Disk, order code 000026-11
Conrad Electronics are at http://www.conrad-electronic.com
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