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Timer and Counter Module

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Timer and Counter Module
Timer and Counter Module
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U1 CD4541 is a Timer with Long Duration Ability. This timer is started by a low pulse from earlier circuit, when the temperature goes above setpoint, a low state is at U2A inputs, this starts the timer. The timer output goes high after a preset time. U2C-D Flip flop is power on reset via cap C7. Even a manual ‘reset’ is used if required. This alarm toggle is ‘set’ when The temperature remains high even after the preset time period of U1.

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The 74C926 is used here as a four digit counter, The transitions of temperature from earlier circuit, that is the number of times the Process value goes above the Setpoint is recorded in this. A Display switch is given to save power. A reset pushbutton can bring the counter to zero.

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A digital counter monitors the number of times a process goes beyond a certain temperature limit over a long cycle of time. This circuit has a Analog Timer and Digital Counter. The Analog timer turns on an Alarm if the Temperature Limit transition is very long.

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