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post #6 of (permalink) Old 02-27-2003, 03:43 PM
thejunker
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Re: Relay Questions (Jump in here Leve!)

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You have waaay too much time on your hands

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I used a program that I used in college, so the diagram was pretty fast to make, as I know the software well.

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2) Don't connect grounds back to the battery. Just use the ground symbol as you did in other spots. Less confusing.
3) Either "dot" the connection points or "jump" the cross-over lines. Otherwise it's a little confusing where lines cross if they connect or not.


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Ya, I was kinda in a hurry and let the program make all the connections. After looking at it again, it did kinda look jumbled.

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You've drawn double-throw switches with common side to hot, switched side to ground/load. What you want is a simple single throw switch (or just leave the second side of the doulbe unconnected). Otherwise you'll be shorting to ground. Ditto on the relays.


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Thanks, I was not sure about the switches (been a long time since I have done circuit design). I knew the relays were wrong, but it was the only symbol I had in my library (STDP Relay, 5-pin), so I just used those.

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4) Don't load through an LED. Standard LED should have about 10mA current.


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Yup. I have a panel that has the led's already set up this way (with the resistor), so I just threw them in, kinda fogot about the full load I had on them. (Maybe that's why my simulator was griping about overload) [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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I've attached a modified version of your diagram.

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Thanks, that really clears things up and helps me understand this a little better. Hopefully I can find my smartCard for my camera, and I will post some pics when I get this all done.

Cheers! [img]images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
 
 
 
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