Using a DPDT to automatically reverse the polarity of motor

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janej

Joined Aug 20, 2010
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I am currently working on a project that requires a motor to run this way and then hit a switch that would enable it to reverse its polarity. However, I have to wait for a signal from an LDR and this signal is what would drive the motor the other way.

Is there an automatic DPDT switch that I could use?

Thanks!
 

SgtWookie

Joined Jul 17, 2007
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This is a circuit I whipped up awhile back for a fellow who used it in a model of a German WWII Tiger Tank:



It could probably be modified to suit your needs, but you'll need to give more specifics about your LDR and it's resistance when illuminated and dark.

The diagram shows two relays. The actual relay used was a dual form C H-bridge relay, NEC EP2 series. These are available from Mouser.com
You don't have to use an H-bridge relay though; a pair of SPDT relays could be used.
 

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williamj

Joined Sep 3, 2009
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janej,

We need to know more about the motor, is it AC or DC, if AC... is it single phase or three phase. For a good circuit, accurate motor information is paramount.

williamj
 
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