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actuator with reverse polarity switch

Discussion in 'Sensors and Actuators' started by cat5, Jan 6, 2013.

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  1. cat5


    Jan 6, 2013
    I am trying to wire a 12 volt actuator that will extend and retract triggered by a limit switch to activate the circuit. I am considering wiring it similar to a vehicle door lock switch. The problem I'm not sure about is whether the actuator will automatically retract after making contact with a straight hinge micro limit switch. Will this retract the actuator fully or will it just go far enough back to open the limit switch? Is there another way I can make this work? I need the actuator to extend and then retract by itself.
  2. CocaCola


    Apr 7, 2012
    Some actuators fully retract via a spring others don't retract at all until you reverse polarity, it really depends on the actuator and the design of the circuit...
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