Tilt Switch

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by Lionbait, Apr 7, 2013.

  1. Lionbait

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    Feb 11, 2012
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    Hi

    I am a novice and this might seem simple, it would be great to have help design a circuit and help with the components.
    I would appreciate any help I can get, with this project, I am trying to energize a 12vdc relay, using a tilt switch as the controlling switch.

    The idea is to light several leds and a tilt switch is an important requirement.

    Accept my thanks in advance.


    Thanks

    Lionbait
     
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2013
  2. #12

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    Put the tilt switch in series with the coil of the transformer. Use the contacts of the relay to supply power to the LEDs.

    That's all I can do based on "several" LEDs of unknown voltage and current requirements.
    More information will get more answers.
     
  3. Lionbait

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    Feb 11, 2012
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    #12

    Many thanks for taking time to place a reply, the package that the leds came in reads: 36 led , 500 Lumens 345 mA at 12.6 Volts, does this help.

    Thank you
     
  4. tubeguy

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    We need to know how you want a tilt to turn on/off the LED's. Be specific.
     
  5. Lionbait

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    Hi Tubeguy

    What would be ideal is that when the tilt switch is activated that it will hold in the relay until such times that the tilt switch is not activated, the the relay will fall out and the leds will go out.

    Thank you for yout input
     
  6. #12

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    That looks like a prefabricated lamp that uses 345 ma at 12.6 volts. Use the relay contacts to connect +12.6 volts to the positive terminal of the lamp and connect the other end of the lamp wiring to ground or "-" of the 12.6 volts.
     
  7. Lionbait

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    Hi #12

    Thanks for your help I will give that try
     
  8. #12

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    Here's a drawing.
     
  9. Lionbait

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    Hi #12

    Appreciate the drawing and your help, hope I can make it work

    Thanks again
     
  10. #12

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    Oh crap. I did the drawing wrong. See this one.
     
  11. Lionbait

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    #12

    Hi

    Many thanks for the new drawing
     
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