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Q: Momentary Switch Basics ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Momentary Switch Basics
Category: Science > Technology
Asked by: getriddait-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 13 Mar 2006 10:54 PST
Expires: 12 Apr 2006 11:54 PDT
Question ID: 706809
I need to know the simplest way to make a momentary switch work as an
on off switch (similar to the way an SPST switch works).  I belive
that the best answer would consist of the other
parts are needed to make it work and a basic explanation of how they
work together.  I am not asking you to design a circuit but if you
feel like going that far then great.
Subject: Re: Momentary Switch Basics
Answered By: redhoss-ga on 13 Mar 2006 11:51 PST
Hello getriddait, the device you need is called a "latching relay". I
don't know how electrical minded you are, but it is a fairly simple
concept. However, I had a hard time finding a real good wiring
diagram. Look at this and then get back to me with a clarification
request should you not understand. I hope that this is enough, but if
it isn't we will just have to try harder.


Request for Answer Clarification by getriddait-ga on 12 Apr 2006 08:58 PDT
I am sorry I didn't respond sooner.  For some reason I didn't get an
email notification that you answered.  Anyway.  I appreciate the
answer, it answers the question good enough that I have an idea of
where to continue.  You don't happen to know if these latching/hlding
relays are sold separately?

Clarification of Answer by redhoss-ga on 13 Apr 2006 07:47 PDT
Yes, they are sold separately. Here links to a couple of companies relays:$file/relays&timersFrameset.htm

You should be able to find the voltage and current requirements you
need. Glad I was able to help you.

Good luck with your project, Redhoss
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