# Digital multimeter circuit using ICL7107

I am showing you a digital multimeter circuit using ICL7107.

We modify them from a normal DC digital voltage meter circuit to smart multimeter. It is so versatile available function.

For example, Measure DC voltage, ACV, DC Amp meter, AC Amp meter and as the Ohms meter, etc.

Try to build this project to use it really worth and fully enjoy.

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## 5 Special Features

• 1. DC Voltage: 200mV, 2V, 20V, 200V, 2KV, 20KV
• 2. AC Voltage: 200mV, 2V, 20V, 200V, 2KV, 20KV
• 3. DC Amp: 200uA, 2mA, 20mA, 2A, 10A
• 4. AC Amp: 200uA, 2mA, 20mA, 2A, 10A
• 5. Ohms meter: 200, 2K, 20K, 200K, 2M, 20M

## Function 1: Digital DC voltmeter circuit

In Figure 1: the schematic diagram of this project. Of course, the easiest way is used as the DC voltage meter circuit.

Figure1: DC voltage measurement circuit

The original characteristics of this circuit can measure voltages up to 200 mV only.

However, we can apply it to measure the voltage range higher with a few input resistors. See in Table 1:

Table 1 is shown in the resistance at various ranges.

Note:

We may choose resistors in both formats.

For the too high voltage measurement. It is necessary to use the external high voltage probe.

R3 = 100K; R4 = 10K

## Function 2: DC ampere meter circuit

Next, take a look at the simple digital DC ampere meter circuit. The appropriate designing, determine with resistance in parallel on the input of voltmeter.

The main principle to calculate.

The resistance is the voltage caused by the flow of current through the resistor. In each range is maximum up to 200mV.

As shown circuit diagram below.

Figure 2: DC Ammeter circuit

See the circuit in Figure 2. Designing having a range of up to 5 range.

For the high current measurement 2 Amperes. You should separate it fro other input. Because the contact of switch that can not withstand currents.

Diode D1 and D2 are overload protection to provide the input.

Note: R2 = 90 ohms, R3 = 9 ohms

## Function 3: AC voltage measurement

We can design the AC voltage measurement circuit. By adding the AC to DC converter circuit. They have a relationship together. As shown in Figure 3.

Figure 3:  Digital AC voltmeter circuit without transformer

The AC voltage is measured to reduce voltage same the DC voltmeter circuit. Then, enter to the AC to DC converter circuit by IC1 and accessories in Figure 3.

## Function 4: AC Ammeter Circuit

The same principle applies to the DC voltmeter circuit. We can be applied to the AC ammeter by adding the AC to DC converter before as shown in Figure 4

Figure 4:  AC Ammeter measurement

## Function 5: Ohms meter

The advantaged of this digital multimeter better than a regular meter:

This can read accurately. And can measure the resistance of 0.1 ohms or less. And higher as 10M easily.

With circuit connecting as shown in Figure 5.

Figure 5 the ohms meter circuit

Figure 6 the ICL7107 module

The digital meter module in Figure 1-5 Show legs of ICL7107.
Compared to the legs of the modules to Easy to write all the circuits. The ROH pin is the output reference voltage at a middle leg of the horseshoe-shaped resistor.

Figure 7: Full  a digital multimeter circuit diagram

Here is a full circuit that works perfectly.

#### Parts you will needs

• IC1: TL071, Operational Amplifiers – Op Amps JFET Input Low Noise
• IC5: LM7805, Standard Regulator 5 Volt 1 Amp 3 Pin 3+ Tab TO-220
• IC3: CD4049, CMOS Hex Inverting Buffer/Converter
• IC2: CD4066, Quad Analog Switch/Multiplexer/Demultiplexer
• IC4: ICL7107 or ICL7106, Analog to Digital Converter Single Dual Slope 0.003k SPS 3 1/2 Digit LED 40-Pin PDIP
• LED 7 segment or LCD display

0.5W Resistors tolerance: 1%

• R1, R26: 10M
• R2, R25, R30, R33, R36, R38: 1M
• R3, R15, R24: 100K
• R4, R19, R20, R23: 10K
• R5, R22: 1K
• R6: 110 ohms
• R7: 1K
• R8: 100 ohms
• R9: 10 ohms
• R10: 1 ohm 1 watt
• R11, R12, R13, R14: 0.1 ohms 2 watts
• R16: 3.3K
• R17, R27: 2.2K
• R21: 100 ohms
• R28: 270 ohms
• R29: 47K
• R32: 5K

MKT capacitors

• C14: 33pF 63V
• C15: 330pF 63V
• C16: 0.0039uF 63V
• C11: 100pF 63V
• C10: 0.1uF 63V
• C9: 0.01uF 63V
• C8: 0.47uF 63V
• C7: 0.22uF 63V
• Electrolytic capacitors
• C5, C6: 470uF 16V
• C13: 10uF 16V

Diodes

• D1-D4: 1N5408
• D7, D8, D9, D10: 1N4001
• D5, D6, D11, D12, D13, D14, D15: 1N4148

Switch see in circuit and PCB layout

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### 16 thoughts on “Digital multimeter circuit using ICL7107”

1. Awesome, Thanks.

2. Hi Ehsan,
You can send me email.
Thanks.

3. hi momename please send me a video from your project or a pdf file for more explore

4. i need help with building the AC ammeter of 50 hz and i have to use leds to display my values

5. hello ,can you explain me more, i don´t understand the unions with the switches

Thanks

6. how many ic2 i need, and why one of them has pin 16?

7. Hello, what model of LED display is used here? I am looking at the schematic and It is saying LA601VA, but I cannot find any information on that model. Will something like the UN4043-13 or LFD5221-20/A-PF work just as well? Thoughts?

9. what is need of ic cd4049 in this circuit?

10. Please send me EAGLE design(pcb design) and tell me more about power supply used….email id:[email protected]

11. This circuit is awesome. I was planning on building a simple voltmeter but now I am going to give this more complex version a try. Thanks!

• Mr have u become able to build it ???

I saw another digital voltmeter but using 3162 and unfortunately i could not find that Ic