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CHEAP LOW POWER 3V 2Hz OSCILLATOR
 

This is yet another method to generate low frequency output pulses. The circuit uses an inexpensive under-voltage monitor IC and a couple of cheap MOSFETs. It could easily be modified to produce pulse frequencies from about one cycle per minute to a maximum of about 10KHz. It draws only about 1uA from a 3v battery. This circuit should not be used if frequency stability is important, since it will change as a function of supply voltage.

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Circuit Very Low Power 2Hz Oscillator designed by Dave Johnson, P.E. (June 17, 2000)



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