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automatic chicken coop door wiring help PLEASE

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dani2526
Junior Contributor

automatic chicken coop door wiring help PLEASE

Hi everyone 

 

I was hoping for some wiring help

with my auto chicken door please. 

 

I have copied my plans from another post on this page by Darryl. 

 

I have removed the sections I don’t need. 

 

I have 12volt power. The solar panel will keep the batteries charged. Volt meter to monitor power 

 

No solar control. I simply want the timer to open the door at a set time in the morning and to close the door at a set time at night. 

 

My confusion is regarding how I wire the relay. My understanding is:

COIL 14 + 13.

COMS 10 + 9. 

NO 6 + 5

NC 2 + 1

 

do I have the relay wired correctly please? 

 

My other problem is my micro switches. 

 

Again I have COM, NO and NC. From my understanding of Darryl’s plans I’m only using two of these connection points. Is that correct? If so what do I use? NO in COM out to relay? 

 

If someone could kindly help I would really appreciate it. 

 

I havent done this sort of stuff since about year 10 and I’m now 37. 

 

Ive included pictures of my timer and relay as well. I have picked everything to be 12v. 

 

I have two 6v batteries connected together. 

 

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Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Re: automatic chicken coop door wiring help PLEASE

Hi again @dani2526,

 

Let me tag some of our Workshop members who have electrical experience for you so that they see your wiring question. 

 

@Brad

@BecSparky

@Johnnynl

@Duth

@LePallet

 

Thanks,

 

Jason

 

 

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Brad
Valued Contributor

Re: automatic chicken coop door wiring help PLEASE

Just a little place to start with your battery connection.

 

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dani2526
Junior Contributor

Re: automatic chicken coop door wiring help PLEASE

Thanks heaps. I’ve fixed the batteries. I realized to get 12v from two 6v I couldn’t wire it the way in my diagram. My volt meter is now showing 12.9v! 

 

I’m going to put it together tonight and try again. 

 

Wish me luck!

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dani2526
Junior Contributor

Re: automatic chicken coop door wiring help PLEASE

Thank you. Done and working 

dani2526
Junior Contributor

Re: automatic chicken coop door wiring help PLEASE

Well tonight didn’t go well.
Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Re: automatic chicken coop door wiring help PLEASE

Sorry to hear that @dani2526! Let us know if we can help.

 

Jason

 

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dani2526
Junior Contributor

Re: automatic chicken coop door wiring help PLEASE

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I’m just going to eliminate the relay and buy a second timer. One timer for open. One timer for closed. Problem solved  

dani2526
Junior Contributor

Re: automatic chicken coop door wiring help PLEASE

After some other commitments I will finally be putting everything together tomorrow (including the limit switches I forgot)!

ned
Newbie

Re: automatic chicken coop door wiring help PLEASE

Hi.

 

Simpler is always better as long as it does the job.

This diagram will have the motor running continuously... remove the lower positive and negative connections.

If the timers are wired this way, (positive switched on same side), then the motor will turn on with each timer, but go the same direction... or is there some mechanism in the motor / closing device to reverse direction of the gate?

 

Cheers

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