Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Intelligent Trailing Switch Circuit using Triac

Electronic Kit School. - There are many electronic switch using design to give best result now. One electronic circuit switch which designed is intelligent trailing switch based on Triac component like in Figure 1 below.

Beside using Triac in this circuit also using diode as rectifier to rectify AC source from 220VAC input. In this time, beside we will show you the circuit, here we also will show you component part and global description about this circuit.


  1. Diodes
  2. Socket
  3. Resistors
  4. Capacitor
  5. Triac TIC225M

Circuit like in Figure 1 above show you about the Intelligent Trailing Switch Circuit using Triac. From Circuitstoday site describe that this is a very simple yet effective circuit in which the equipments connected at the so called trailing sockets will run only if the equipment connected at the control socket is switched on. For example, let’s connect a motor is connected to the control socket and a lamp is connected at the trailing socket. The lamp will glow only when the motor is running.

When the load connected at the control circuit is switched on, the load current flows through the diodes and as a result there will a voltage drop across the diodes. This voltage drop is sufficient enough to switch on the sensitive triac T1 and the equipments connected at the trailing sockets gets power supply. The components R2 and C1 forms a snubber circuit which protects the triac from transient fluctuations.

Almost all equipments like motors, drills, blenders, fan, old TV, radio, amplifiers etc can be connected at the control socket. In case of modern TV, computers, amplifiers, etc the power switch does not completely isolate the equipment and the equipment will draw a small amount of current in the standby mode which is sufficient enough to trigger the triac . Such equipments cannot be used on the control socket because it makes the trailing equipments ON even if the control equipment is OFF.


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