• on Miscellaneous Electronics
  • Published in issue 12/2003 on page 0
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Power Buzzer

How often on average do you have to call members of your family each day to tell them that dinner is ready, it’s time to leave, and the like? The person you want is usually in a different room, such as the hobby room or bedroom. A powerful buzzer in the room, combined with a pushbutton at the bottom of the stairs or in the kitchen, could be very handy in such situations.The heart of this circuit is formed by IC1, a TDA2030. This IC has built-in thermal protection, so it’s not likely to quickly give up the ghost. R1 and R2 apply a voltage equal to half the supply voltage to the plus input of the opamp.
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