Remote control unit switches a lamp for 15 sec on the mains 110 V or 230 V schematic & demo

On Ebay or Aliexpress you can buy these remote control units (transmitter-receiver) on (say) the 455 MC consumer band for a few dollars/euro’s. They are interesting. You can use them in a remote controlled doorbell circuit, etc. Here I show a so called “vox” circuit, made with 2 transistors that activate (first) a small relay, that activates a powerful relay, that is made to switch something (a lamp) “on” for 15 seconds on the mains supply, be it 110 V AC or 230 V AC. Much more info in the video.

Important to tell (and extensively explained in the video): the transformer that I used is more or less tiny and can (only) give out 12 Volt at 192 mA maximum. In reality: a lower constant current. That is not so much current, it means a substantial voltage drop when the circuit is activated, anyway, it works properly. Reason is that the relays get their proper voltage (12 Volt/15 Volt) in the very first moment, and after that, the voltage drops, but due to the magnetic effect the relay contacts keep sticking as long as the timing capacitor (470 uF) has enough charge. The power relay (12 Volt/170 DC Ohms/230 V AC) normally needs approx. 70-100 mA to keep the contacts constantly closed.

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I keep all my YT videos constant actual, so the original video’s with the most recent information are always on YouTube. Search there, and avoid my circuits that are republished, re-arranged, re-edited on other websites, giving not probable re-wiring, etc. Some persons try to find gold via my circuits. I take distance from all these fake claims. I cannot help that these things happen. Upload 15 October 2021.
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