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Timed switch - help (short question)

Discussion in 'General Electronics Discussion' started by goodenough63, Oct 14, 2011.

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  1. goodenough63


    Oct 14, 2011
    Hi, I need a circuit to switch off a current for around 60 seconds when triggered.
    I have purchased a 555 monostable switch, is this something that could work for this purpose?
  2. jackorocko


    Apr 4, 2010
    Yes you could use a 555 in "one shot" mode to drive something else like a relay or transistor to control the load.

    More detail if you expect help
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2011
  3. goodenough63


    Oct 14, 2011
    ok thank you

    what i have bought is this

    i have a cable with a low current at 12v constant.

    what i need is a cheap compact solution to switch this off for 60 (ish) seconds
    a variable timer option would be good.
    i dont have equipment for pcb production unfortunately

    is this maplins product above capable of one shot mode?

    thanks for the help
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