Make Simple Electronic Buzzer circuit

An electronic buzzer circuit is simple. But useful well worth and the price is lower than 1$. By using just a 9-volt battery only. So without worrying about electrical leakage or electric shock from 220V to a buzzer. Unless also has LED will glow. Show that the circuit the normal operation as well.

How buzzer circuit works

From circuit in figure 1 will see that we use both transistors, which are matched pair transistors(CS 9012, CS9013), works together with a few resistors, capacitors. In as the oscillator circuit build sound signal frequency.simple electronic buzzer circuit using two-transistor

Figure 1 the simple electronic buzzer circuit by two-transistor

By has both resistors- R=1.2K and C=0.047uF to set the output frequency. Which can change slightly a value of both components, so the output sound changed. However, from the experiments, this value, will be the best frequency.

The components list
CS9012: 50V 0.8A PNP Transistor
CS9013: 50V 0.8A NPP Transistor
*** for transistor please read note:
C-0.047uF 50V_Ceramic Capacitors
Electrolytic Capacitor
C-33uF 25V or 47uF 25V or 10uF 25V
0.25w 5% resistors
R-50K or 56K
R-120 ohms or 100 ohms
R-1.2K or 1K
LED-any color as you want
Piezo speaker,9-volt battery, PCB, and others.

You can use any transistor number for example
NPN type: 2SC1815,BC547,2N3904
PNP type: 2SA1015,BC557,2N3906
But Position legs mismatch please be careful. as Figure below.
Position legs mismatch

Making Buzzer circuit

This project uses a few components and easy. So you can assemble them on perforated board or universal PCB board. But if you would like to build PCB, you can also see the copper foil track layout of this project. (actual size) the prototype board as Figure 2 and Figure 3 is the components layout.

Figure 2 the bottom layout or Single-sided PCB layout

Figure 3 the components layout of this projects

This circuit use voltage supply of 9V so normally it can use 6V to 12V. All resistors use size ¼W, Loudspeaker use size of 2 inches 8 ohms 0.25 W

You can listen to it in the video below.

Increase the buzzer loudness

A Simple loud buzzer circuit (trembling sound) is create a kind of ring circuit that provide a strange sweetness of general bell. It use all transistor so easy to builds and cheap, suitable for bedroom or a private room good or may be adapted into a bell. Listening to children play leisure. In addition melodic sound then. Also has LED light flashes with the beat shakiness of the sound as well.

The working principle
In figure 1 we will divide into two sectors work together. Firstly, as low frequency oscillator. Secondly, will be sound frequency oscillator.

On this second section include two transistors are CS 9012, CS 9013 are set as the audio frequency oscillator has out of 1200 Hz to a speaker. And some current from transistor will through to LED.
Figure 1 Trembling sound buzzer circuit

Thus when the sound signal occurs, LED will also glow. But The latter circuit will connected through pin C of TR2. So if TR2 not conducted current, this circuit will con not generate sound.

In that first section will use TR1 and TR2 connect together with R, C as the multivibrator oscillator to generate low frequencies of 5 Hz. Thus TR2 will conduct and stop current with speed about 5 Hz per minutes. Causes circuit in the second section generate frequency out of sounds is approximated, sonorous, clear melodic quite vividly.

building louder buzzer

This circuit use power supply of 9V. All resistors use ¼ W of size. The speaker size 2 inch 0.25 W. 8 ohm.

This project is not used many components so can assemble on the universal PCB board. But can make a PCB layout see as Figure 2. (LEFT) Then the wiring for circuit wiring and various components can view of the example in Figure 2(Right). look out carefully for is the polarity of the electrolytic capacitors and Pin of the transistors are not an error.
Figure 2 Single-sided PCB layout(left) and The components layout of this projects.(Right)

The components List

TR-C1815 or C945 or C458_NPN transistor
TR-CS9013 or equivalent_NPN transistor
TR-CS9012 or equivalent_PNP transistors
C-10uF 16V_Electrolytic
C-33uF 16V_Electrolytic
C-0.047uF 50V, Ceramic
other see text.

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This Post Has 9 Comments

  1. What color led to use? Thanks

  2. Hi, Billy

    You can use LED any color as you want.

  3. Hey guys I wanted to ask can there be a piezo or speaker? and yet how many roars? Thanks for the answer 🙂

  4. Hi, Marek
    You should normal speaker 8 ohms.


  5. Is it possible to control the buzzer frequency using msp430?

  6. Can I use BC547 instead of CS9012?

  7. Hi, Puja

    No,You can use. you may use BC557 replace CS9012 because it same PNP type.

  8. Wont work with BC547, BC557, 100 ohm & 56K… 🙁

  9. Hi, thanks for the solution but how can I control the alarm sound for sometime like 45seconds?

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