A piezo buzzer is an audio signalling device powered using piezoelectricity, which is created using a material that generates an electric charge when placed under mechanical stress. Piezo buzzers were invented by Japanese manufacturers. Learn more about piezo buzzers in our comprehensive guide.
How do piezo buzzers work?
Piezo buzzers have a piezoelectric element that is driven by a source such as an oscillating electronic circuit. A piezoelectric amplifier will then make the click, ring or beep produced by the buzzer louder.
Types of piezo buzzer components
Piezo buzzer components can vary in a number of different ways. They differ in their mounting style, the volume of sound they can produce, and their size. Piezo buzzers can be mounted in a range of ways, from bracket, to panel mount, to surface mount. They can have a volume range of anywhere from 60 to 115 decibels, and sometimes beyond.