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PWM dimmer using NE555 and MOSFET with DIY aluminium case.

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 a low cost PWM dimmer  using  NE555 and MOSFET  with DIY aluminium case.

 
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Step 1: Aluminum case from Aluminum Square Tube.

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aluminum case  has dual role.

first one is            protection cover.
and second is    heat sink for MOSFET.

Step 2: Drilling holes

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POT fixing on aluminum case.
MOSFET fixing.

Step 3: Circuit diagram

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components:

1,  555 ic
2, MOSFET  IRFP510
3, diodes 1N4148 x 2
4, capacitors -ceramic- 100nf ,10nf   47uf/35v
5, Pot  100 K Linear
6, resistor  10K 

circuit diagram source:
http://www.talkingelectronics.com/te_interactive_index.html

Step 4: Circuit board soldering.

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Step 5: Final assembly

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Step 6: Testing with 12V/35W lamp

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Step 7: Working video

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inventable7 months ago

Hi, the original project and the circuit diagram are in:

http://www.inventable.eu/2013/04/18/63_led_dimmer_...

bye.