Auto chicken Door Wiring Help Needed

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by dizzee, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. dizzee

    dizzee Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello byc members

    i require some assistance wiring up my relay for auto chicken door.

    i will be using limit switchs, and a cordless motor , 5 pin relay and 12v power, now im having some trouble determining what parts i should connect up with each terminal.


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    the specs of my relay are
    Size:
    28 x 28 x 25 mm
    Contact:
    1PST/1PDT/1PST-DM
    DC 12V 40A
    Coil Power:
    DC 1.8W
    Coil Voltage:
    DC 12V

    so i have + - from motor,
    + - from 12v power,
    2 limit switchs
    and 5 pin relay.

    can anyone tell me which bits connect to the relay. and where ??

    greatly appreciate any help offered.

    many thanks

    Dizzee
     
  2. yellowirenut

    yellowirenut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    on your relay

    85 and 86 is the signal power - 12 v from what ever you are using as a switch to activate device.

    let me try and draw this up and get it on here...picture worth a thousands words thing.
     
  3. dizzee

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    hi yellowirenut

    thanks for taking the time to reply and help,

    yes a diagram would be excellent,

    many thanks

    dizzee
     
  4. yellowirenut

    yellowirenut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how many wires does the motor have? 2 or 3?
     
  5. dizzee

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    just live and neutral, although it does both polarity ie up and down of the coop door
     
  6. yellowirenut

    yellowirenut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is this a kit?

    I am going to ask questions and they will be sort of blunt...dont take it personal. Tech/engineer side of me.

    Do you have anything that "tells" the system the door is closed? In other words how is the motor going to know when to stop when the door is completely closed or open.
    DO you have more than one relay? or a 8 post one DPDT
    you mention limit switches....what type?
    temperature? time? pressure?
     
  7. yellowirenut

    yellowirenut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its not as simple as you would hope...not just a motor and power.
    This is the reason most systems are about $200.
     
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  8. dizzee

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    Hi

    relay is a 5 pin

    The limit switchs are normal pressure/ click switch

    Iv 5 of those should only need two tho.

    Ie one at top of door and one at bottom of door.
     
  9. yellowirenut

    yellowirenut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you will need a second relay then.

    If the motor runs apposite what you want according to my drawing then switch 30 on relay one with 30 on relay two.

    the door switches should be normally closed (power passes threw) pressure opens switch (power will not flow). My drawing is technically wrong on those switches but i did use MS paint LOL
     
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  10. dizzee

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    hi thanks for the replys

    ok so options, get a 2nd relay , or is there a relay that'll do the whole job in one ?

    alternatively how would we modify the above diagram to only work in one polarity ,

    ie; if we just have the door to open in the morning,

    so one cycle of ''door up '' a day , in the evening the door would be manualy closed.

    many thanks for your assistance [​IMG]
     

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