Scale Deposit Fighter
MINI PROJECT - a simple water softener
Published in issue 363, March 2007
Hard water is still the cause of all sorts of problems, in spite of the fact that standard tap water these days is (partially) decalcified. Scale deposits can lead to the failure of heating elements in various appliances or cause blockages in boilers, with possibly not insignificant financial consequences. Fortunately it is quite easy to do something about it!
R1,R2 = 1kΩ
C1 = 220nF
C2,C4 = 47µF 25V
C3,C5,C6 = 100nF
IC1 = 4049
IC2 = 78L09
K1 = 2-way PCB terminal block, lead pitch 5mm
K2 = DC adapter socket
PCB, ref. 070001-1, from ThePCBShop
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