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.
Just a little place to start with your battery connection.
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!
I’m just going to eliminate the relay and buy a second timer. One timer for open. One timer for closed. Problem solved
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?