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Newbie looking help with remote 12v linear actuator project

Discussion in 'Sensors and Actuators' started by Buggyboyshane, Mar 15, 2017.

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  1. Buggyboyshane


    Mar 15, 2017
    Hi guys!

    Im a mechanic, used to have a complete passion for electronics but have forgotten all but the basics so was wondering can someone help out?

    I am building an old vw campervan into a bar, and plan to have an elevating fibreglass roof as well as a drop down side.

    I would like to build a system which can :

    Lower the side panel using 2 linear actuators, one either side, and a few seconds after this operation starts, the roof panel, again 2 linear actuators will lift.

    The desirables are a compact key ring style remote,
    the delay of the roof lifting a few seconds until the side has started moving,
    A 12v operation from a split charge/ leisure battery

    I've seen these

    Look at this on eBay
    18" 12V Linear Actuator & Brackets Remote Controller 330lbs Max Lift for Camera

    But to make a one touch operation would be ideal, although not essential.

    Ideally if there was a system out there that was plug and play or anyone is willing to build it and I reward you would be great lol

    Many thanks


    Sent from my iPad
  2. Arouse1973

    Arouse1973 Adam

    Dec 18, 2013
    Hi Shane, welcome to EP.
    Do the actuators need to be on a travel timer, or do they stop when they reach their limit?
  3. MarshSt


    Feb 28, 2017
    You might try firgelli automations for more detailed info to get your project started. I sourced a nice 2 channel remote from them and they are all about linear actuators. Documentation was also good.
  4. bushtech


    Sep 13, 2016
    I suspect that you will have trouble fitting those long lifters in the space available. Have a look at this:

    System works with a winch attached to cables and pulleys
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