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Discussion in 'Beginner Electronics' started by Justice, Jul 11, 2005.

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  1. Justice

    Justice Guest

    I want to learn how to control some small circuits through my parallel
    port but I do not want to damage my port. What can I use to make sure
    that I don't draw too much power or any other problems that may occur.

    I thank you.
     
  2. Landon

    Landon Guest

    Opto-isolators would be a good option.
     
  3. Justice

    Justice Guest

    Thank you but I'm new to electronics, ok fairly new I tinkered when I
    was a kid but forgot most of this stuff. Anyway What is a Opto-isolator?
    And how do i use one?
    A link ore simple diagram explaining this would be appreciated, a goggle
    search made my mind explode all I could get looked like engineering
    textbooks.

    Again I thank you
     
  4. JeffM

    JeffM Guest

  5. Landon

    Landon Guest

    This might be a good place to look:
    http://www.epanorama.net/circuits/parallel_output.html
     
  6. Rene

    Rene Guest

    Not cheap but good: Check out www.velleman.be (they can deliver all over the
    world I believe, I think ther're in the US as well) and search for K8000.

    Greetings and good luck with Your project!

    Rene
     
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