intercom circuit schematic

Intercom Circuit

If you compare this DIY intercom circuit to modern FM and wireless designs, you will certainly sau it outoded. The intercom schematic fulfills its tasks – to provide a reliable communication line and is very simple to construct. The circuit is made up of an amplifier, two switches and two loudspeakers.

If additional stations (speakers) are wished, additional switches are just incorporated into the circuit. IC LM382 is used as the final amplifier. It delivers nearly 2 watts of audio power by 15 volts supply voltage. Amplification is preset to 50. C9 serves as supply bypass. Another IC is used to boost the input signal before it is passed into the LM384. IC2 is an op-amp with an amplification factor of 11. The frequency bandwith is 160 Hz to 10 kHz. These values were chosen since the device is to be used only as intercom and not as HIFI amplifier.

To achieve the best performance, use speakers that can also function as microphones. The intercom must be constructed inside a box so that the microphone function is optinum. Since the impedance of most speakers are quite low, an impedance converter is needed to maintain a good audio quality. This is done by the transformer TR1. TR1 is a normal 220/6V step-down transformer. The 6V winding of the transformer is connected to the speaker and raises its impedance to about 10 kohms.

DIY Intercom circuit diagram

intercom circuit schematic

To reduce signal loss in the transormer, a 4.5 Watt transformer is used.
In constructing the intercom circuit, house the power supply unit separately from the main circuit to avoid interference. C1 suppresses HF interference. The current consumption is about 210 mA with 1.8 watt output.


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  • deepthi

    iam unable to get that LM384 op-amp.can I use ic741 as replacement for that,if so then what are the connections to be made?

  • Neo

    Hey guys I like this circuit please tell me the specifications for TR1 and C3 please

  • Amit

    what is the voltage at the “+” ont the top of the circuit diagram connected to capacitor C9?
    what is the power rating of the speaker?

    • fidelity

      i would like to ask the circuit of an entercom that has a camera at the gate and a screen in the house then all these being attached to a electric gate.

      the idea is to enable the house owner to see who is by the gate when the bell rings and if its an intruder he will then lock the gate and secures his or her home and if if it not an intruder then the house owner can open the gate in the convinience of his/her house.

      it is also good since the gate can be opened from the inside of the house in case of emergency or in situations it’s notr advisable to leave the security of the house or where the weather is to cold to leave the house or it’s actually raining

    • ElectroSchematics.com

      You can use 12 volts up to 15 volts to power up this intercom circuit.

  • asad

    I have selected the hi fi intercom as my mini project so informations related to hi fi intercom is requested to send in this email asadks007@gmail.com

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