• on Test & Measurement
  • Published in issue 7/2014 on page 98
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IR Tester with Solar Cell Power Supply

IR Tester with Solar Cell Power Supply
The author designed this tester for IR-remote controls as an excuse to experiment with a GoldCap. Of course there are simpler ways to test a remote control, but the version described is of singular design.
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Component List
Resistors
R1,R2 = 10MOhm
Capacitors
C1 = GoldCap 1F 5.5V
C2 = 10nF
Semiconductors
LED1 = LED, high-efficiency, red, 5mm
D1 = BAT85
D2 = IR-LED LD274
IC1 = 4069
Miscellaneous
Solar cell, size approx. 22x7mm, e.g. Conrad Electronics # 160839
PCB artwork, # 140117-1, free download at [1]
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