Insteon/x10 controlled linear actuator

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by kaufmg123, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. kaufmg123

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    Jun 7, 2016
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    I am trying to create an Insteon/x10 controlled linear actuator. the original purpose was to be able to remotely open and close a screen door via a switch, motion sensor and or phone app. However, this can have lots of applications and by using Insteon/x10 as the controller it is easily programmed. I want any DIYer to be able to do this so I am trying to reduce the complexity and wiring as much as possible.

    The main issue I am having is with finding an Insteon/x10 controller that can provide enough power to run the actuator. My thought is to have a lower voltage controller, with dual relays built in, connect to a higher voltage dual relay. I tried to put as much detail as I could into the diagrams. (See diagrams)

    My question is. Can this be done and how? Need specifics on how to wire.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. mcgyvr

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    well for starters that relay board won't work.. relay rated to 10A... actuator requires 12A
     
  3. kaufmg123

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    Thanks for the reply mcgyvr. That is the relay that the manufacturer sells for that actuator. I assume it is ok to run at lower amperage. My assumption is it will run, just not at full speed and or be able the support full load of 100Lbs.
     
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