DPDT switches in parallel

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by paws, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. paws

    Thread Starter New Member

    Oct 7, 2012
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    I need to be able to reverse and turn on two motors with two different switches. Is it possible to connect two of DPDT switches + motor together in parallel or do they need to be directly connected to power to function?
     
  2. k7elp60

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    Nov 4, 2008
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    If you want individual control of the the two motors you need to use two switches. If you DPDT switches that have the center off they will turn the motors off before you change directions.
     
  3. paws

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    Oct 7, 2012
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    Okay thanks. Do you know if this set up would work correctly in controlling the two motors?

    http://imgur.com/1Pe5T
     
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  4. k7elp60

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    Should work fine.
     
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