chicken coop door

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  1. Dragon26

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    I am trying to wire 2 limit switches one for full open and one for close to a dpdt relay and also trying to wire in a photocell to open and close it at dawn and dusk. I need to know where to put all the wires, any help or even a diagram of how to wire this would be greatly appreciated!

    DPDT relay is HH52P
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    Limit switches are XZ-15GW-B
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    Photo sensor is AS-10 with Red wire (load), White wire (neutral), Black wire (Line)
     
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  3. Dragon26

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    I have looked over and searched the internet for any help and either i am electronics stupid or just tired of trying and i am frustrated. I think it may be a little of both. I have checked threads and don't see anything that could assist me. I am to the point i may pay someone for a diagram of my exact relay, limts, and motor diagram
     
  4. inwo

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    What motor are you using?
     
  5. inwo

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    Here's one for a DC motor.
     
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  6. Dragon26

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    It's a two wire actuator using 12v dc. I am wondering how i hook up the light sensor, 2 limit switches, and motor to a DPDT relay HH52P. So door will go up in morning and close at night.
     
  7. crutschow

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    Did you look at inwo's diagram?
     
  8. inwo

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    An actuator may have limits built in. Simplifying even more.

    I will explain or redraw as required.
     
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  10. Metalmann

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    I've seen quite a few threads in other forums on the Net, about the chicken doors.

    We always had chickens when I was growing up, and we just went outside before dark to close the shed door.

    In the morning, just open it up.
    It's also fun shooting, and great practice, too; coons, weasels, snakes, rats, and other night time predators.

    At night, they go into the chicken house to roost all on their own anyway.
     
  11. Dragon26

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    I'm gone for work a lot so i need to make this happen on its own or i would go open and close it myself.
     
  12. inwo

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    If relay and photo-eye are 12vdc.
    I don't have the info for 12v lead colors.
     
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  14. Dragon26

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  15. inwo

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    But no voltages.
    It would have been helpful to know voltages right away.

    Ebay and google show both as 220vac.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/220V-AC-Coi...583?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e8c448caf

    And the neutral callout made it seem ac.
    The psychics aren't online tonight. :)

    Although, I now find 12vdc models with the same part numbers.

    Is the second diagram what you are looking for?
     
  16. Dragon26

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    yes 2nd.diagram is what I am looking to hook up. I am kind of lost when it comes to hooking up everything to the DPDT relay.
     
  17. #12

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    I think you got the battery in the wrong place, inwo.
     
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  18. Dragon26

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    I guess to dumb this down for me to grasp could you tell me what wires need to go to what terminals on the DPDT relay and what wires need to be straight to battery (+) and (-). I am so frustrated with this I am to point I might give up.
     
  19. Matt D.

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    Hey! Don't give up now.

    I keep a quote from Winston Churchill on my desk which reads
    "Never, never, never give up"

    The dpdt relays are a little confusing at first. There are a couple of different ways you can wire them up. If nobody chimes in I can sketch something tomorrow.
     
  20. inwo

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    Thanks,
    Help me out!

    As far as the photo switch goes?

    Oh , I see it now. It's so easy to introduce errors when editing.
     
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