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Subj: Thermostatic Soldering Iron LED
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By G8MNY (Updated Mar 11)
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This circuit is suitable "Magnetic Curie Point" temperature switch controlled
mains irons! The LED lights up when the Iron is plugged in & is drawing current
in its heat cycle it goes out when it is up to temperature. It also works on
some internally electronic controlled 24V irons too.
Also shown is a static earth, that keeps the stray tip voltage down to about
12V AC MAX, while still giving an "un earthed iron" for work on live circuits
250mA )|| ÚÄÄÄÄÄÂÄÄÄoÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄo_oÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄ¿
LED )||( 10k Switch Curie ³
ÚÄ´<ÃÄ¿ 230V)||(24V ÚÄ´ :...Magnet Iron 12R Element
³ ³ )||( ³10k Bit 48W
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NÄÄÄÄ´ ÃÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÙ ³ ³-----------------------------iron earth
ÀÄ33RÄÙ ³ 1M If 3 wire
The LED is connected to the mains neutral, but even so good insulation is
needed! The bypass diode connected the reverse way is a 1N4001 & stop mains
reverse voltage appearing across the LED. The value of 33R is selected so that
the LED is not lite with just the transformer magnetising current.
If the 50Hz flashing LED is anoying, blows up the LED, or is not bright enough
try this more complex circuit instead...
³ ³100u+³ ³ Here the 27R is selected for brightness & unlit LED
ÄÄ´ ÃÄÄ´ÃÄ´ ÃÄÄ when the iron is not on. The 100uF protects the LED
Ã´>ÃÄ)ÄÄÄÄÄÙ ³ from some of spikes in mains power surges as well as
³ ÀÄÄÄÄÄÄ´>ÃÄ´ reducing the 100Hz LED flicker. Diodes are all 1N4001.
Also see my Tech Bul on "Soldering Iron Economiser/Boost"
Why Don't U send an interesting bul?
73 De John, G8MNY @ GB7CIP
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