Coin operated electric strike.

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by haas, Nov 15, 2014.

  1. haas

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    I am working on a project that involves accepting a coin and in turn open a gate. I only have basic knowledge of circuits and electronics. I looked for products that would fit my requirement, did not find any. Couple of products online might fit my purpose with some tweaking, but they are very expensive. So I decided to try on my own.

    I purchased a Sintron CH-923 multi coin acceptor and tested it with a 12V battery for the coins I want to use, works perfectly well. I also purchased a cheap electric strike (Electric Strike Lock - Wood/Metal Door Fail Secure (NO)), it works fine when I apply power. Now I want to setup a circuit to trigger the strike when a coin is accepted. I tried using a Suzo Happ coin switch (used in laundry machines) to trigger the strike, without much success. The Coin Acceptor outputs pulse signals, I am now thinking of using that to trigger the strike. I need your help / guidance in setting up circuit for this.

    Link for the manual for CH-923.

    Thank you
     
  2. BReeves

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    I did what you are wanting with a microcontroller but it is owned by my company, is this for a commercial product?
     
  3. haas

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    I can purchase if it is priced with in my budget.
     
  4. BReeves

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    drop me an email.. gluedobber four two two at gmail dot com, replace four two two with the proper digits and no spaces.
     
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