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$1 AUTOMATIC WATER LEVEL CONTROLLER


by vina1991 on April 26, 2016

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$1 AUTOMATIC WATER LEVEL CONTROLLER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Intro: $1 AUTOMATIC WATER LEVEL CONTROLLER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Step 1: My Goal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Step 2: The Circuit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Step 3: The Sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Step 4: Connect Them All . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Step 5: The Moment Of Truth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

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Author:vina1991
an architect who love tech.an architect,PC builder,tech man Mad scientist,"electronist" ............

Intro: $1 AUTOMATIC WATER LEVEL CONTROLLER


Hello friends

Today I am back with another project called $1 AUTOMATIC WATER LEVEL CONTROLLER.

Its an automatic switching circuit that used to control an AC water pump. Operation of this circuit is simple.wen the water level goes below the limit the lower level
sensor will detect it and activate the water pump.wen the water level reaches the upper limit the upper limit sensor detect it and switch of the water pump.

Step 1: My Goal
To make a cheap but efficient water level controller under $1 budget to control AC water pump

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Step 2: The Circuit
This is the driving circuit of the $1 AUTOMATIC WATER LEVEL CONTROLLER.

To make this circuit you will need

1. BC 547 Transistor X 3 = 9 INR


2. 220 K Ohm & 5.4 K Ohm resistors = 1
3. 1N4007 Diode = 1
4. 12V relay = 12
5. One, 3-pin PCD connector & two, 2-Pin PCB connector = 25
6. Wires = 5
7. PCB = 12

Total = 66 INR

Total cost of this circuit is equals to 66Rs or 66INR (66.6 INR = 1 USD).that means this circuit is under the $1 budget

12v relay is the main component of this circuit, so please use a relay with 7Amp or more. I am using a 12v relay.it can handle 7 Amp AC @240v.

Image Notes
1. 12V Relay
2. BC 547
3. 5.4 K Ohm resistors
4. 220 K Ohm resistors
5. Input from the Sensor
6. AC out
7. 12V DC IN
8. 1N4007 Diode

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Step 3: The Sensor
To make sensor you dont need anything special. Take three wires and name them like LOW, HIGH AND MAIN. Place MAIN on the bottom of the tank. Then place
LOW above the outlet. Finally place HIGH on the top of the water tank

[ ~~~~~~~~~~~~] -------------------------------------- HIGH

[~~~WATER~~~ ]

[ ~~ TANK ~~~~~]

[~~~~~~~~~~~~ ]

[~~~~~~~~~~~~ ]--------------------------------------- LOW

[______________]--------------------------------------- MAIN

This is the placing order of the sensors

Step 4: Connect Them All


Connect all wires to the main circuit board with help of circuit diagram. Double check all connections because playing with high voltage is DANGER

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Step 5: The Moment Of Truth
This video show how $1 AUTOMATIC WATER LEVEL CONTROLLER work

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