Wiring Dia. using SPDT relays to operate Pop door

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by clap, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. clap

    clap Out Of The Brooder

    16
    0
    22
    Apr 22, 2012
    Here is a simple wiring diagram I found that will work with 12v dc motor using 2 limit switches , 2 diodes ( 1N4001) from Radio Shack and 2 automotive SPDT relays. This is a easy set up for making a auto chicken coop door. I am using a car window motor. I hope this helps somebody out. I couldn't seem to get any help from anybody about it. Where it says Norm Open on the right side is where you would use a 12v Timer
    Clap (Dave C)











    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2013
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    33,849
    6,997
    576
    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Pic not showing? I'm only seeing a Red X
     
  3. moetrout

    moetrout Chillin' With My Peeps

    842
    32
    153
    May 5, 2010
    Milan, MI
    Same for me too, just a red X. I want to see this schematic. Wire gauge for car relays like that is nominal. 16 gauge wire for the control/transformer side should be fine. The side that controls the motor will depend on the draw of that motor. Does the motor have a wattage or amperage listed?
     
  4. clap

    clap Out Of The Brooder

    16
    0
    22
    Apr 22, 2012
    I must have done something wrong causing the red X I will get my daughter to fix it tomorow
    Clap
     
  5. clap

    clap Out Of The Brooder

    16
    0
    22
    Apr 22, 2012
    [​IMG]Try this and let me know if you are still getting the red X
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    33,849
    6,997
    576
    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Can 'see' it now, thanks!
    Can't 'read' it cause I know jack about electronics/wiring...but I can get it interpreted when needed.
     
  7. clap

    clap Out Of The Brooder

    16
    0
    22
    Apr 22, 2012
    The only thing that does not explain itself is the two things on the left side (black with a silver stripe) , they are diodes and the diodes that you would get will have the same stripe. That tells you what direction of the current flow. Just put them in the same as you see in the Dia. They go where the triangles are with the line at the point. And on the right side where it says norm open is just a switch and thats where you would put your timer

    The micro switches are your limit switches
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2013
  8. moetrout

    moetrout Chillin' With My Peeps

    842
    32
    153
    May 5, 2010
    Milan, MI
    You know how long I've been looking for something like that? This is something I know I can do. Except I had a friend give me an auto door just last summer. I'm saving this incase I decide to build another coup.
     
  9. makrands

    makrands New Egg

    9
    0
    6
    Feb 21, 2013
    wired up per your diagram. I am familiar with electronic circuits. Didn't work. I am trying to operate a auto antenna. Battery 12vdc fully charged. Same diodes ck good same relays . Can you provide a schematic so I can troubleshoot the circuitry I built? Thanks Oh by the way I am using solar switch to operate it, sun closed dark open.
     
  10. makrands

    makrands New Egg

    9
    0
    6
    Feb 21, 2013
    Did you build the circuit that opens door? and did it work?
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by