The NoGaPiG is designed to prevent power supply and component damage due to over voltage or a short circuit. It also alerts you when supply voltage drops below 11 volts.
The NoGaPiG kit contains the PC board, all PCB mounted parts and a very complete assembly/testing manual. All you need to do to complete your PiG is to add a SPST (N.O.) push button switch for testing that the fuse and battery are operational. Low Voltage detection is automatic and does not require the external switch.
The PC board is about 1.5 inch by 2.5 inches and the PIG only occupies about 1/3 of the space. To enhance the usability of this unit with simple QRP rigs, two additional sections are included on the PC board. These two sections contain a drop-in capability for using the popular 8-pin "PIC" keyer chips and a passive AF and Hiss filter for headphone enhancement.
Parts included are for the PiG only. The mounting and enclosure are user determined. Our prototypes have been mounted in ALTOIDs boxes.
This is the QRP accessory reviewed in QST, World Radio and QRP Quarterly.
Click here for some PiG pictures....!
This page last modified 11/11/2005