Wiring for an actuator with limit switches
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Hi can anyone help me I have an Axe Tracka and am using an actuator with limit switches to control the travel. When it moves all the way in or out and the limit switch stops the travel I can not get it to move in the opposit direction as there is no current on the side where the limit switch has closed the circuit.
How do I overcome this?
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It sounds like you will need to look into using some double pole reversing relays. Google "reversing relay limit switch" and "ladder logic". I had the same design challenge in adding limit switches for a solar/battery fed DC motor powered tramway that reverses using an H-Bridge of four automotive starter relays controlled by a DPDT switch.
H Bridges are a very common reversing control circuit for Warn Winches used on 4x4 vehicles. Adding limit switches means that you have to use the simple latching/unlatching concept that "ladder logic" adds by using relays to get the circuit around the open or closed limit switches.
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