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Hold High

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I need hold a logic state high, once achieved, until I intentionally change it, even if the initiating high reverts to low.

I'm using a CD4060 timer to put a circuit into low-power standby state. An idle circuit allows the timer to advance, and after about 20 minutes the Q14 pin goes high opening the power relay and de-energizing the power circuit (the standby/timer circuit retains power, of course). However, the timer will continue to advance indefinitely, and after another 20 minutes, Q14 will return to low and the power circuit will re-energize. I need to maintain the logic high initiated by Q14 until I intentionally change it.

At the moment, I'm considering a latching relay. Other thoughts/better ideas?



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How about a "latch"?

dr pepper

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Similar thing with a different Ic, a 4013 D type flip flop, ground the clock, and D inputs and use the set and reset inputs.


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in designing the digital control there are multiple . . . ?features to constantly keep track on -- some of which are
  • blah ... (ok i got the bullets here)
  • superimposed/simultaneous (control-)events that conflict in defining system advance/state
    -- both control signals may be needed but in special ?conditional arrangement e.g. some sort of priorised.fnOf(?) setup
  • the polarity of the "master" ()general/global control signals . . . versus latching edges(leading trailing)
    -- say , there might be many state-changes tied to a ?"Master Sync." pulse´s leading edge ++and they are time critical e.g. *if the complementary pulse - (required) for/by some of the modules - is formed locally (inverter) then that module gets off sync. due timing difference of the complemented clock *if ends
    -- say the 2-nd , if** you start changing (playing around with) the polarity/edges of control signals - then each such change may require a re-make/-design of the entire!!! existing circuitry . . . if** ends
  • blah . . .
shortly instead of setting ever higher resolution to a Control Clock (as a last measure) the tedious alternative is to witch out the control "pulse" from existing transitions of the logic lines . . . either by basic logic gates , flops , delay circuits , transmission/-pass gate , e.c. - e.g. there are likely too many solutions to your problem
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