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Wire Tracer (Receiver) Schematic Circuit Diagram

The circuit depicted is the receiver device of a transmitter/receiver combination that will prove extremely handy when tracing the path of electrical wiring in a building or locating a break in a wire.

Wire Tracer (Receiver) Schematic Circuit Diagram

The corresponding transmitter may be found elsewhere in this issue. The transmitter produces a distinctive tone that alternates between 2100 Hz and 2200 Hz.

The matching receiver for the wire tracer is possibly even simpler than the transmitter, as is shown by the schematic. It consists of no more than a short wire antenna (a piece of wire, 10 cm long is adequate), a high-pass filter (C1-R1), an amplifier stage (IC1), an output stage (T1), and a loudspeaker. The prototype used a high-impedance loudspeaker from a telephone handset, and this worked remarkably well.

The purpose of P1 is to adjust the amplification. At the highest amplification, the wire energized by the transmitter can be traced from several tens of centimeters away. A direct electrical connection is therefore not required. However, it is important that you hold the ground connection (earth) in your hand.

In electronics and telecommunications, a radio transmitter or just transmitter is an electronic device that produces radio waves with an antenna. The transmitter itself generates a radio frequency alternating current, which is applied to the antenna. In the Telecommunications world, a Transmitter is a device that produces radio waves radiating from an antenna. In the world of process control, a Transmitter is a device that converts the signal produced by a sensor into a standard instrumentation signal representing a process variable being measured and controlled.
A transmitter is an electronic device used in telecommunications to produce radio waves in order to transmit or send data with the aid of an antenna. The transmitter is able to generate a radio frequency alternating current that is then applied to the antenna, which, in turn, radiates this as radio waves. The pressure on the pressure transmitter acts as a force on the diaphragm – depending on the applied pressure the diaphragm either expands or compresses and the resistance value changes accordingly. The value is then transmitted as an electrical signal.

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