Infrared Remote Control Switch

Infrared remote control switch

Infrared Remote Control Switch Circuit

Remote controls, specially cordless type, are very popular nowadays. Here is a simple and cost-effective cordless remote control circuit which is based on infrared rays.

Figs 1and 2 shows transmitter and receiver circuit respectively.The transmitter produces infrared rays that can be easily transmitted up to four metres with a special convex lens or a twin LED arrangement.

Infrared remote control transmitter circuit
IC1 (741) in the transmitter is wired as a high frequency square wave oscillator which provides the gate pulse for SCR1. As soon as output current of IC1 flows through SCR1 (SN050 or equivalent), it conducts and enables the LED to emit infrared rays. Output frequency of IC1 can be varied with the help of VR1, which in turn varies the output radiations of the LED.

Infrared remote control receiver circuit
When infrared rays fall on phototransistor T1 of the receiver, it produces charge carriers at a rate depending on the rate of arrival of incident radiations at the pn junction of the transistor. The resulting emitter voltage is amplified by using IC2 and rectified by D2. The signal is amplified by T2 to drive the relay.

R1 100kΩ
R2 100kΩ
R3 1kΩ
R4 15Ω
R5 1kΩ
R6 22kΩ
R7 10MΩ
R8 1kΩ
VR2 2.2MΩ
C1 0.1µF
C2 0.1µF
C3 1µF 100V
C4 0.1µF
C5 2.2µF (NON. POL).
D2 1n4001
D3 1N4001
T2 SL100
IC1 741
IC2 741
RL1 15V 500Ω RELAY

By vary VR2, one can match detection freguency of the receiver with transmiting frequency of the transmitter.

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6 comments on “Infrared Remote Control Switch
  1. David says:

    Hi I was wondering what type of component the SCR1 or SN050 SCR is? It looks like a thyristor to me but I am obviously wrong.
    Thanks for the diagram really appreciate it

  2. Thiru says:

    Hi. Can anyone please tell me did you tested this circuit. Is it works fine?

  3. Tittu says:

    I am Looking for this……

    Thank you…..

  4. balasubramanian says:

    sir wheather this circuit can use as ir proximity sensor or give me circuit

  5. anand says:

    Hi sir, my project is different loads controlling with ir remote transmitter and that how to give different addressing to the switches in ir remote.

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