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AC Sine to Square Wave Converter

Discussion in 'Misc Electronics' started by emma, Jun 29, 2005.

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  1. emma

    emma Guest


    I'm doing an experiment on the effect of load. Does anyone
    know what component to put or use so I can convert the
    Sine wave from the AC outlet to square wave with no changes
    in frequency? Something that can smear the rising amplitidue to
    a fixed value and the same in the opposite end. Can some
    capacitor combination with other components do the trick?

  2. emma

    emma Guest

    U.S. electricity.... 110 volts.. 60 hertz...
    to 110 volts
    I just want the 110 volts 60 hertz line AC to become square
    waves to test out the behavior of a load. What's the best
    parameters to use?

  3. Ken Taylor

    Ken Taylor Guest

    A sine wave is actually a 'smeared' square wave, not the other way around.
    Be that as it may, depending on just how 'square' you want it, a cheap
    non-sine UPS may fit the bill.

  4. CWatters

    CWatters Guest

    You really shouldn't mess around with mains voltage electricity. What effect
    are you trying to observe anyway?
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