Adding a micro switch to a reversing motor

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by drinkr, Jan 18, 2016.

  1. drinkr

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    Aug 7, 2010
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    I have a harbor freight motor set up on my draw bench that is set up for forward and reverse dpdt switchhttp://forum.allaboutcircuits.com/attachments/dpdt-ac-motor-reverse-png.21642/
    This is the original design I used. I would like to add a micro switch to stop the carriage from going too far.
     
  2. MaxHeadRoom

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    Jul 18, 2013
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    If this is a DC motor you use a limit switch in series with either the red or black and place a rectifier diode across the switch that allows you to reverse off it, as long as the switch will carry the motor current.
    Max.
     
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