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    The heart of this diy metal detector circuit is the CS209A IC. The metal detector is built with one 100µH coil that has 40 mm in diameter and is made of 50 turns/0.4 mm wire. CS209A has one oscillator wich forms a LC circuit, the inductance of the coil will change when it is near metal objects.

    LED 1 will light up and the buzzer turns ON when the coil is changing inductance. The setup is easy, VR1 is adjusted (away from any metal objects) so that LED 1 will light and the buzzer sounds on, and then VR1 will be trimmed until led and buzzer are off.

    DIY Metal Detector Circuit Schematic

    cs209A metal detector circuit

    cs209 metal detector on breadboard

    This is the updated and working circuit. The old one can be seen here and has a lot of errors. This is why not every circuit available on the WWW is trustworthy.

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    17 Responses to "Metal Detector DIY Circuit"

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    1. you should mark the connection points of the IC and also what is 2n2.

    2. 1000pf=1nf
      1000nf=1mf
      so 2.2nf=2200pf or0.22mf

      • correction to “so 2.2nf=2200pf or0.22mf”
        0.22uF = 220 000pF.
        Here is the correct way:
        …so 2.2nF=2200pF OR 0.0022uF.

    3. The answer to the first question. 2N2 is a non polorized ceramic capacitor with the capacitance value of 2.2 Nano farad.

    4. What are the details of the search coil that you made, the diameter, wire size, and how many turns for the coil?

      Thanks… Tom

      • Margaret M says: on October 29, 2011 at 12:09 am

        The coil is a small inductor whose value has aready been determined in Henrys ie 100 micro. this component is not unlike the size of a 0.25 resistor.

    5. does it work??

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    8. This is a metal detector in a few cm.

    9. nini pelet says: on September 5, 2013 at 2:57 pm

      is not complete , caps 10u &100u ,how many Volt? because many kind with the same number in micro par or other.. please more detail, that will easy me 4 try you experiment. thanks you

    10. neshamil says: on May 15, 2014 at 5:41 pm

      Hi everyone , especially the ” electrolover ” . Sorry , I’m late for several years about this ” metal detector ” but it does not matter , I might give you some good advice .
      I made ​​a simple model with only one transistor (BC 548b ) and it works fine at a distance about 10cm of pure metal (such as small pliers, a small screwdriver , tin solder and small coin – yellow or bright colors). I tried an experiment with a silver bracelet and I’m surprised positively – conditioning was revealed at a distance of 5 to 7 cm from the coil to the parquet floor in my room . I’ll try the same with gold objects soon .
      I watched your video ” evectrolover ” and maybe those other brothers say where you’re wrong , but I will tell everyone what I think is very important for the metal detector ( for further MD ) , especially for the youth of electronics ( like my son who will stubbornly to hear ) .
      So it is very important that the search coil (L1 ) is designed as well as a complete spool to physically isolated material.

      So to close not even a single screw or wire lines L1 adherence to the road up to the plate with parts in the unit. I dismissed my coil L1 at about 1.5m of an electronic plate on a wooden dowel about 1.7m. and all fixed with plastic guide, adhesives, insulation tape and rope and plastic …
      Your coil L1 is on the plate with elekrto-semiconductors, but the panel has a metal jumpers inside. It is not right solution for L1.
      Second, it is always better to be wound L1 which spread in a circle or square shape. Mine is about 15cm square, a better, even more so about 25cm I think.

      OK, I hear it still, greetings for “elektomaniaks”

    11. ellmer says: on May 22, 2014 at 7:51 am

      What is the IC number for the heart of the circuit mentioned?

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