How to run multiple momentary switches

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by cwby416, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. cwby416

    Thread Starter New Member

    Nov 24, 2008

    I am working on a project for my fish tank stand. I have a set of LED lights that I want to turn on when any one of the four cabinet doors open. I have 4 momentary NC switches that are mounted so that the close the circuit when any of the doors are opened.

    Being foolish I wired all the switches together making a huge loop. after installing them I realize my huge mistake. at the current wiring configuration, all 4 doors have to be opened for the light to come on. But I wan the light to come on if any one single switch is closed. How can I accomplish this?

    Thank you in advance for you time [​IMG]

  2. blocco a spirale

    AAC Fanatic!

    Jun 18, 2008
    Sounds like you have connected your switches in series. Connect them in parallel with each other instead.