Tuesday, 28 August 2012

A very simple IR remote control switch for an electrical appliance

This project describes a technique of adding the remote control feature to an electrical appliance. The goal is to construct a black box where you can plug-in your 240V AC appliance and control the ON and OFF operations with a ir remote.The good thing about this project is that it does not use any microcontroller and is only based on the CD4017 decade counter IC.


  1. Really helpful post. I never thought that infrared is used in remote control. Thanks for sharing this knowledge to us.

  2. can u provide me pcb layout of this circuit

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  3. Great products and eco friendly products .if all products nowadays are made power then it will really help nature as well as individual. Am a big fan of eco friendly products

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