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Inexpensive carrier for dual optocoupler

This page describes a small PCB you can buy, to permit the simple and robust hook up of an opto-isolator (aka opto-coupler) in whatever project you have that needs one.

If you don't know a lot about optocouplers yet, I have a page for you!

Eventually, you will be able to order the PCB from OSH Park, about $3.30 inc p&p... but the minimum order is 3 boards.(If you need this board NOW, contact me.) If there is interest, I will consider selling kits with a board and the parts to populate it.

If you want to remember this for later, or share the URL, http://tinyurl.com/OptoCouplerBreakout is another way to get here.

The following image was created using the prototype. The OSH boards are professionally made...

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The PCB carries one MCT61-type opto coupler...

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Schematic, and typical off-board connections...

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Output side...

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Don't forget to check out the programs for controlling the state of the parallel port at my shareware site. There are two free programs there... one for toggling bits, the other for using the computer as a timer via the parallel port.


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