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Simple Servo Tester

Nice SMD soldering exercise

Simple Servo Tester
This small test circuit is a handy aid for anyone who frequently works with servos. It is often sufficient that you can connect a servo to this circuit and try with a potentiometer whether the servo operates properly over its entire range.
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Component list
(all SMD 0805)
R1 = 24kOhm, 5%
R2 = 1 kOhm, 5%
R3 = 15kOhm
R4 = 243kOhm
R5 = 681kOhm
R6 = 1MOhm
P1 = 10kOhm linear potentiometer
C1,C2,C3,C4 = 100nF
C5 = 47µF 25V (e.g. Panasonic EEEFT1E470AR)
C6 = 10µF 50V (e.g. Panasonic EEEFT1H100AR)
D1 = 30V 0.5A Schottky diode, SOD323 case (e.g. Diodes Inc. B0530WS-7-F)
IC1 = LTC6992CS6-1, 6SOT-23 case, Linear Technology
IC2 = MCP6002-I/SN, SOIC8 case, Microchip
IC3 = MC7805BDTG, DPAK case, On Semiconductor
K1 = 2-pin pinheader, 0.1’’ pitch
K2 = 6-pin pinheader, 0.1’’ pitch
P1 = 2-pin pinheader, 0.1’’ pitch
PCB # 120542-1
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