IR Digital Thermostat for FAN

Introduction

 This circuit measures temperature in Celsius scale and displays it on an alphanumeric LCD screen
When temperature rise to 40 C an alarm is activated and at the same time a relay is also activated which
drives a fan to keep the temperature at a level.
Another feature of this circuit is that you can use the keys “1,2,3,4” of a Philips TV IR remote to turn on or off three relays, The key ‘4’ is used to turn on or off the over temperature alarm.

IR Digital Thermostat for FANHardware

The brain of this circuit is AT89C51 microcontroller. LM35 is a 3 pin chip which is easily available in TO-92
package. LM35 can sense temperature from 0 C to 100 C but it gives analogue output the microcontroller does not understand analogue data, so ADC0804 (analogue to digital converter) is used to convert it to digital form.

This digital data is given to port 1 of microcontroller. (See the circuit diagram) this data is processed by microcontroller and temperature is displayed on lcd connected to port 2.The control pins of lcd are connected to port 0. port 0 also controls the relays and alarm.

The ULN2003 chip is used to drive the relays because the microcontroller pins don’t have enough current to drive them. so relays cant be connected to microcontroller pins directly further more the relays are inductive load and reverse current is generated in them. Pin 1 to 7 are the inputs and 10to 16 are respective outputs. Pin 8 is ground and pin 9 is connected to the output of 7808 voltage regulator.
IR Digital Thermostat for FAN SchematicThe 7805 voltage regulator drives rest of the circuit. I used a standard buzzer driven by LM555 timer/Oscillator chip. The chip is wired as a monostable multivibrator and at its output (i.e. pin no 3) a buzzer is connected.

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Ibrar Ayyub

I am an experienced technical writer with a Master's degree in computer science from BZU Multan University. I have written for various industries, mainly home automation, and engineering. I have a clear and simple writing style and am skilled in using infographics and diagrams. I am a great researcher and is able to present information in a well-organized and logical manner.

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