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  • Sun 2020.05.03

    Good Evening Marek and I realize this might not get to you tonight.

    'the AC standards is 230 V / 50 Hz'

    Well, that explains that humongous square boat anchor next to the fuse holder! Now when we brush up against 120VAC, it is annoying. I imagine you only ever touch 230VAC once!!!

    'think there is no standard and engineers just make it up as they go'

    Isn't that what they always do? They earned the piece of paper indicating they learned all the maths, so their right? ;-)

    Do you have access to a voltmeter?

    As there is R18 180 ohm resistor connected to X2-4 MK then there should be around nine volts or so depending on position of PK2 10K ohm.

    Initial impressions are that the collector and emitter are reversed in that diagram. I need more time to study.

    See heading 'Transistor Switch' halfway down page


    X2-4 MK would be connected to where the LED is in the diagram the collector. The emitter would connect to X2-6 MASA

    R18 should protect the transistor collector, otherwise we may need an additional resistor there. Make the resisitor on the base 5K to 10K or something around that. Then don't connect to the Espruino MDBT42Q just yet. We'll connect a piece of wire in place of the Espruino, our human version to that base resistor and just touch it between X2-6 ground and X2-1 the 11V supply. This should toggle as if you were using the wire only method. Lets get that to function without smoke, then off to the fun part connecting the Espruino and writting code.

    @allObjects would you agree on that assessment? I'd use a generic NPN 2n2222 as there are inexpensive. (or T5 BC550 should that be common) I know you always have the best diagrams, otherwise I'll have to resort to your famous ASCII method.

    If that doesn't pull X2-4 MK to near ground, then we may need a slight modification to where the collector is tied to.


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