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Small battery powered speaker Answered

Does any one know of a small speaker that can be powered with a 9v battery? I want to sound the speaker with a 9v battery and two wires for a little project.

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Bran
Bran

13 years ago

Could you be more specific on the project? I can help more if I have an idea of what it is exactly you want.

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glitter_bug
glitter_bug

Reply 13 years ago

I basically want to sound the speaker when the circuit is closed.

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apatel-2
apatel-2

Reply 9 years ago

would this really make the speaker louder cuz i have a speaker and on the back is says this..... so how much voltage would i need to use or would i need to use anything else that would help amplify it?

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Bran
Bran

Reply 13 years ago

All that would do is feed power through the speaker - where is this "sound" coming from?

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glitter_bug
glitter_bug

Reply 13 years ago

I just want an steady tone, like an alarm. Is there a speaker that emits sounds when powered up?

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

Here is why what Guy and Zach are saying is true: if you connect a battery to the speaker, it activates the coil and the magnet gets stronger, pulling the cone of the speaker inward, or pushing it out depending on which way you hook it up. Because you have a DC source, it will not change (a speaker needs a "frequency" or changing voltage to make a sound). You may hear a light pop noise, but only one single pop, then silence. The 555 is a timer IC and can be wired to put out a "frequency", and depending on how it is wired, you can alter the tone at will. You may need an amp also if you need any volume.

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glitter_bug
glitter_bug

Reply 13 years ago

Thanks for the simple explanation. Makes sense :)

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

You are welcome, glad I could be of some assistance :-)

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glitter_bug
glitter_bug

13 years ago

Sounds like I'll need to learn some electronics :) Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

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g-tech
g-tech

13 years ago

also, if you want it to pick up noise you need some sort of pickup

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zachninme
zachninme

13 years ago

You'll need something like a 555 timer to make the buzzing noise; just hooking it up like you showed will not do anything...