LED or Lamp Flasher Circuit

Minimum parts counting
Designed for 3V battery operation

Circuit diagram

R1 33K 1/4W Resistor
R2,R3 47R 1/4W Resistors
C1 10�F 25V Electrolytic Capacitor
D1,(D2 LED(s) (Any type and color)
Q1 BC560 45V 100mA PNP Transistor
Q2 BC337 45V 800mA NPN Transistor

Power supply can vary from 2 to 4.5V.
Add D2 to obtain two LED alternate blinking.
D1's on-time is shorter than off-time. The opposite regarding D2.
You can also use D2 only, shorting D1.
Don't change resistors' values.
Flashing frequency can be varied changing C1 value from 2.2�F to 100�F and higher.
This circuit is very efficient when driving a 3.2V lamp. In this case omit the LEDs and R3, connecting the lamp at Q2's collector and to positive supply, further reducing parts counting.

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