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Amplified Earwith Pwr Supply

Amplified Earwith Pwr Supply

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Published by: yogasyr on Dec 16, 2009
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Amplified Ear
Useful to listen in faint sounds1.5V Battery operation
Circuit diagram:Parts:
P1_____________22K Log. Potentiometer (see Notes)R1,R9__________10K 1/4W ResistorsR2______________1M 1/4W ResistorR3______________4K7 1/4W ResistorR4,R7_________100K 1/4W ResistorR5______________3K9 1/4W ResistorR6______________1K5 1/4W ResistorR8_____________100R 1/4W ResistorC1,C2_________100nF 63V Polyester or Ceramic CapacitorsC3,C6___________1µF 63V Polyester or Ceramic CapacitorsC4_____________10µF 25V Electrolytic CapacitorC5____________470µF 25V Electrolytic CapacitorD1___________1N4148 75V 150mA DiodeQ1,Q2,Q3,_____BC547 45V 100mA NPN TransistorsQ4____________BC337 45V 800mA NPN TransistorMIC1__________Miniature electret microphoneSW1____________SPST Switch (Ganged with P1)J1_____________Stereo 3mm. Jack socketB1_____________1.5V Battery (AA or AAA cell etc.)
Device purpose:
This circuit, connected to 32 Ohm impedance mini-earphones, can detect very remotesounds. Useful for theatre, cinema and lecture goers: every word will be clearly heard.You can also listen to your television set at a very low volume, avoiding to bother relatives and neighbors. Even if you have a faultless hearing, you may discover unexpected sounds using this device: a remote bird twittering will seem very close toyou.
Circuit operation:
The heart of the circuit is a constant-volume control amplifier. All the signals picked-up by the microphone are amplified at a constant level of about 1 Volt peak to peak.In this manner very low amplitude audio signals are highly amplified and highamplitude ones are limited. This operation is accomplished by Q3, modifying the biasof Q1 (hence its AC gain) by means of R2.A noteworthy feature of this circuit is 1.5V battery operation.Typical current drawing: 7.5mA.
Due to the constant-volume control, some users may consider P1 volumecontrol unnecessary. In most cases it can be omitted, connecting C6 to C3. Inthis case use a SPST slider or toggle switch as SW1.
Please note the stereo output Jack socket (J1) connections: only the two inner connections are used, leaving open the external one. In this way the twoearpieces are wired in series, allowing mono operation and optimum loadimpedance to Q4 (64 Ohm).
Using suitable miniature components, this circuit can be enclosed in a verysmall box, provided by a clip and hanged on one's clothes or slipped into a pocket.
Gary Pechon from Canada reported that the Amplified Ear is so sensitive thathe can hear a whisper 7 meters across the room.He hooked a small relay coil to the input and was able to locate power lines inhis wall. He was also able to hear the neighbor's stereo perfectly: he could pick up the signals sent to the speaker voice coil through a plaster wall.Gary suggests that this circuit could make also a good electronic stethoscope.
Power Supply
When working with electronics, you always need one basic thing; power. This power supply is great for powering all kinds of electronic projects. It produces a wellfiltered, variable 1.2-30 volts at 5 amps. It is easy to build and the parts arerealitively easy to find.
PartTotalQty.Description Substitutions
C1114000uF or 10000uf 40 VDCElectrolytic Capacitor C21100uF 50Vdc ElectrolyticCapacitor C310.1uF Disc CapacitoC410.01uF Disc CapacitoR115K PotR21240 Ohm 1/4 W ResistoU11LM338K 1.2 to 30 Volt 5 AmpRegulator BR1110 Amp 50 PIV Bridge RectifieT1124 V 5 Amp TransformeS11SPST Toggle SwitchMISC1Wire, Line Cord, Case, BindingPosts (for output)

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