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Setting 555 timer to MAX.

  1. Jun 25, 2008 #1
    How would i do this?
     
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  3. Jun 25, 2008 #2

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    What does this even mean?

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  4. Jun 25, 2008 #3
    sorry if this was not understandable....here i go again...



    how would i program a 555 timer so when i activate it it tells something else that it is doing a certain action many times.

    Ex. Holding down a button and Xbox Controller shooting as fast as possible
     
  5. Jun 25, 2008 #4
    a better question would be how do you adjust the rate of a 555 timers pulses?
     
  6. Jun 25, 2008 #5

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    You should consider reading the 555's datasheet.

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  7. Jun 25, 2008 #6
    where could i find this?
     
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    what will the data sheet do for me?
     
  10. Jun 25, 2008 #9

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    It'll teach you how to configure the circuit to produce any kind of pulses you want. Look in the Applications section.

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    i cant just use a pot?
     
  14. Jun 25, 2008 #13

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    Beckman44, you really need to spend at least a bit of time doing your own reading. The datasheet will tell you everything you need to know to calculate R and C values to get whatever frequency and duty cycle you'd like. The datasheet is the ultimate document from which to learn how to use an electronic device. If you can't understand the datasheet, or if you try to use what you've learned and still can't get it to work as you'd like, then come ask questions. Spend an hour, read the datasheet's Applications section a few times over, and then come back if you still need help.

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  15. Jun 25, 2008 #14
    i dont know if im misunderstanding or u.....but is lm555(used int he guide) the same as cmos 555 timer? i mean do they change the same?....and i see nothing in there telling how to actually change the chip itself....it says how to get a rate but now how YOU change the chip...What materials you neeed.
     
  16. Jun 25, 2008 #15

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    Beckman44,

    Every "555" timer, from every manufacturer, is going to operate the same way. They're known as "second source" parts, and are functionally identical.

    I don't know what you mean by "changing the chip." To configure a 555 timer, you connect some capacitors and resistors to it. The values of these components determines the frequency of the oscillation, etc.

    You need to ask more detailed questions if you want more detailed answers.

    - Warren
     
  17. Jun 26, 2008 #16
    Hi Everyone ,
    Beckman44 , I Understand That you need to produce pulses as fast as possible , So you need to use an astable circuit like the one in the attachments .
    There are Some Equations Control The Properties of the pulses and they are :
    ( The frequency Equation )

    [tex]\[
    f = \frac{{1.44}}{{C(R_1 + 2R_2 )}}
    \][/tex]

    ( The Period Equation )

    [tex]\[
    \tau = \frac{1}{f} = \frac{{C(R_1 + 2R_2 )}}{{1.44}}
    \][/tex]

    ( The Duty Cycle Equation )

    [tex]\[
    Duty{\rm }Cycle = \frac{{R_1 + R_2 }}{{R_1 + 2R_2 }}
    \][/tex]

    You See That the Resistors and the Capacitor Control The Time Properties of the pulses , So by the good Choise of them you can get any pulses you want .
     

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  18. Jun 26, 2008 #17

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    I agree with chroot that it's good to become familiar with looking at datasheets. In the National datasheet, what you want starts on p. 7 under "ASTABLE OPERATION":

    http://www.national.com/ds/LM/LM555.pdf

    Figs. 4 and 6 are particularly relevant, as is the equation for "f=..." on p. 8.
     
  19. Jun 27, 2008 #18
    Just an FYI, many 555s don't work so well starting at around 500kHz.
     
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