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Transducers

Transducers

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Transducers
Input Transducers | Output Transducers | Using Input Transducers

Next Page: Voltage Dividers A transducer is a device which converts a signal from one form to another. Most electronics circuits use both input and output transducers:

Input Transducers Input Transducers convert a quantity to an electrical signal (voltage) or to resistance (which can be converted to voltage). Input transducers are also calledsensors. Examples:
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LDR converts brightness (of light) to resistance. Thermistor converts temperature to resistance.

Microphone converts sound to voltage. Variable resistor converts position (angle) to resistance.

LDR
Photograph © Rapid Electronics

Output Transducers

The voltage signal can be fed to other parts of the circuit. Voltage divider circuit Please see the next page for more information about voltage dividers. Examples: y y y y y Lamp converts electricity to light. Loudspeaker converts electricity to sound. Next Page: Voltage Dividers | Studying Electronics Electronics Club Home Page Site Map Example Projects Construction of Projects Soldering Guide Study Electronics y y y y y y . Motor converts electricity to motion. such as the input to an IC or a transistor switch. Heater converts electricity to heat. The conversion of varying resistance to varying voltage is performed by a simple circuit called a voltage divider.Output Transducers convert an electrical signal to another quantity. Loudspeaker Photograph © Rapid Electronics Using input transducers (sensors) Most input transducers (sensors) vary their resistance and this can be used directly in some circuits but it is usually converted to an electrical signal in the form of a voltage. LED converts electricity to light.

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