Relay hookup with a firgelli actuator

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  1. StealthRT

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    Hey all i am in need of some help with hooking up this acuator i got from Firgelli to my USB controlled 4 relay board.

    The background on the relay board is this:
    And this is how the Acuator hook up to a relay + switch:
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    I cant seem to get the pinout correct when looking at their example there.

    Is it:
    Does that seem correct?

    David
     
  2. StealthRT

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    Bump :eek:)

    David
     
  3. shortbus

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    That seems to be what the second picture shows.


    RELAY UP:
    Purple wire > C
    Grey wire > NC
    Blue wire > NO

    RELAY DOWN:
    Black wire > C
    Grey wire > NC
    Blue wire > NO
     
  4. StealthRT

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    They are 5V relays so is this going to still trigger?

    David
     
  5. StealthRT

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    And i also just noticed that the wire colors are on both sides so here is a more detailed descrption:

    David
     
  6. kubeek

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    What is that thing on the right? Looks like some momentary switches?
     
  7. StealthRT

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    It is but i will not be using a switch... just the relays to drive it. :)

    David
     
  8. kubeek

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    That doesn´t look ritght. Why are pins 4 and 5 paralelled?
    Where does the actuator get power? Can you draw what you actually have and not what youre trying to do?
     
  9. StealthRT

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    The cord on the bottom of the actuator in the picture shows the external power. "Cable to track power adapter"

    Here is a picture of the product:
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    http://www.firgelliauto.com/images/Track-actuator-animation.gif

    David
     
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  10. kubeek

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    Ok now I understand, this seems right.
     
  11. StealthRT

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    Alright, i will try that then :)

    David
     
  12. shortbus

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    The 5V is the relay coil voltage, the voltage that makes the relay change from NC(normally closed) to NO(normally open) contacts. The USB voltage is 5V so that is what dictates the coil voltage on the relays.
     
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