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Mini Alarms 7 & 8 - Simulations

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You can use the free SIMetrix Circuit Simulator to run My Simulations. Or you can use my observations, tips and techniques - to help you create a suitable file for a different simulator programme. If you do decide to create your own simulation - it may still be worthwhile to download SIMetrix and run my simulations for comparison.

Circuit No.7

This circuit uses a small piezo buzzer. But you can also connect the coil of a small relay to the buzzer terminals. I've used a 270 ohm resistor (RB) to simulate my buzzer and/or relay coil. The differential voltage probe measures the voltage across the resistor. And the state of the buzzer / relay - is determined by the level of that voltage.

Mini-Alarm No.7
Simulator Screenshot

Mini-Alarms 7 & 8


In the graph below - the top line represents Sw1. One second into the simulation - V3 closes Sw1 briefly and takes the inputs of gate 1 low. This causes the output of gate 1 to go high - trigger the monostable - and sound the buzzer.

Circuit No.7 - Graphs

Simulation Graph For 
Ron J's Mini-Alarm No.7

Mini-Alarms 7 & 8

The buzzer sounds for about 3 seconds. The length of time the buzzer sounds - is controlled by the values of R2 & C2. The bottom red line represents the current that flows through the 270 ohm resistor. It's roughly 18mA.


Circuit No.8

This circuit uses a small piezo buzzer. But you can also connect the coil of a small relay to the buzzer terminals. I've used a 270 ohm resistor (RB) to simulate my buzzer and/or relay coil. The differential voltage probe measures the voltage across the resistor. And the state of the buzzer / relay - is determined by the level of that voltage.

Mini-Alarm No.8
Simulator Screenshot

Mini-Alarms 7 & 8


In the graph below - the top line represents Sw1. One second into the simulation - V3 opens Sw1 briefly and R1 takes the inputs of gate 1 high. This causes the output of gate 1 to go low. The low is inverted by gate 2 - which triggers the monostable - and sounds the buzzer.

Circuit No.8 - Graphs

Simulation Graph For 
Ron J's Mini Alarm No.8

Mini-Alarms 7 & 8

The buzzer sounds for about 3 seconds. The length of time the buzzer sounds - is controlled by the values of R2 & C2. The bottom red line represents the current that flows through the 270 ohm resistor. It's roughly 18mA.


Why Are The Simulations 5-Volts?

The Cmos Models that come with SIMetrix 5.40 are designed for a 5-volt supply. And, to keep matters simple, I've set up a 5-volt simulation. However - the alarm itself is designed to work over a range of supply voltages. So included in the Download Material - you'll also find 9v and 12v simulations. To run these additional simulations successfully - you'll need to install my 9v & 12v Cmos models. This is very easy. Simply drag and drop the "MyMods.lb" file into the small "SIMetrix Command Shell" window. And - when asked - confirm that you want to install the new models. Don't Worry! You're not overwriting anything. All the existing models are still there.
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