Double End Latching Switch

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by Graham Engley, Mar 20, 2016.

  1. Graham Engley

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    Mar 17, 2016
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    Can you get a button switch that when pressed one end will stay latched then when pressed the other end will unlatch.
     
  2. RichardO

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    A slide switch?
     
  3. Graham Engley

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    That may work, I need the button to be pressed/pushed one end the pressed/pushed back the other end.

    Basically a motor turns a shelf in one direction then hits a limit switch which turns the motor off, I need this switch to stay in until the motor turns the shelf back in the other direction and hits the same switch to reset the switch
     
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2016
  4. MaxHeadRoom

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    Probabally easier to do it with a relay?
    What you are describing is a latch.
    When you say button switch, do you mean manual PB or limit switch?
    Max.
     
  5. #12

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    Lots of toggle switches stay in the position where you put them. This sounds like a mechanical problem, how to mount a switch so a shelf hits it one way then the other way.
     
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