[Chugalug] OT: Anyone of you guys good with electrical circuits?

Joe Freeman joe at netbyjoe.com
Fri Feb 8 16:23:24 UTC 2013

You could prototype with a 1Kohm pot in place of the resistor. Just put the
battery positive on the wiper, and use one of the other leads for the
circuit. Turn the pot till things work well, pull the circuit and measure
for the correct value.

On Fri, Feb 8, 2013 at 10:59 AM, Dan Lyke <danlyke at flutterby.com> wrote:

> On Fri, 8 Feb 2013 10:40:50 -0500
> Lynn Dixon <boodaddy at gmail.com> wrote:
> > the AC97 header.  I could always use a molex and step the 12v down to
> > 9v, but it would be nice if I could just use the 5v coming from the
> > AC97 headers.
> How much current does the electret mic want? Seems like you should be
> able to just reduce the value of the resistor in Joe's circuit. In fact
> you could probably just start with a 470 Ohm resistor, and if that
> doesn't drive the mic then step it down.
> If not then, yes, I'd just hang a 7809 regulator off the 12v of a drive
> power connector.
> Fascinated to hear how this works out, because one of the things
> Charlene and I have talked about is an aviation headset for the
> workshop, so that I can talk with her in the house while I'm out in the
> shop.
> Dan
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