help with automatic openers

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by lvesdg1, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. lvesdg1

    lvesdg1 Out Of The Brooder

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    any ideas on how to make an easy 1 that dont need to get pluged in?[​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2010
  2. bad_coffee

    bad_coffee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah. Foy's runs on batteries. You could also make one that runs on 12V and get a solar charger.

    Or just get your kids to do it.

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  3. Little Red Chicken

    Little Red Chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I just installed an automatic opener using a 12v DC linear actuator, timer switch, small 12v DC battery and a solar panel to keep the battery charged. I got the battery at Radio Shack and everything else online. The total cost was around $250. Installation involved connecting four wires, screwing in two mounting brackets and programing the timer. It has been running for a week and so far it is perfect.
     

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