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    Electric switch

    Hello

    Here is a way to make a switch which can be electrically triggered.
    Instead of a normal switch, it must be a circuit Breaker.

    Video link: http://video.yahoo.com/watch/5625737/14760232

    It's done this way:



    The circuit breaker is a old model from Heinemann Electric Trenton, type BC10.

    The panel is my first prototype made from material called Flexply.


    Here shown with back-light
    Sincerely,

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    Re: Electric switch

    Looks as if pressing the manual trip puts a short circuit across the power supply.

    Do you get much smoke before the relay trips out?

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    Re: Electric switch

    Quote Originally Posted by brynjames View Post
    Looks as if pressing the manual trip puts a short circuit across the power supply.

    Do you get much smoke before the relay trips out?

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    It only smokes the first time

    Thats is why you must have an external power supply for the circuit breaker and the relay. 100 Amp power suply is not necessary

    You short circuit over the relay and the circuit breaker disconnect in a few mili secunds and the relay interrupts the signal to I / O card

    At the test i use a 9v battery, the circuit breaker is 0.25 Amp
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    Re: Electric switch

    ....End use ?
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    Re: Electric switch

    Quote Originally Posted by Jackpilot View Post
    ....End use ?

    It will be used as magnetic release switch.

    The MD-80 autothrottle and autopilot switch, on the flight guidens control panel, will be automatic reset, if you push the plane over it's limits, or push the trottle and autopilot release button.
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    Re: Electric switch

    Good idea! I've been searching where to buy the circuit breaker you mention but I can't find it. Any circuit breaker with a toggle switch will do, however, but the ones I find have rocker switches like these:

    http://www.q-parts.nl/catalog/images/wipsch.jpg

    Does anybody know where to source a circuit breaker with toggle switch?
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    Re: Electric switch

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldmember View Post
    Good idea! I've been searching where to buy the circuit breaker you mention but I can't find it. Any circuit breaker with a toggle switch will do, however, but the ones I find have rocker switches like these:

    http://www.q-parts.nl/catalog/images/wipsch.jpg

    Does anybody know where to source a circuit breaker with toggle switch?
    The fuse I've used is an old fuse which I had in my store for many years.


    Product is: Heinemann Electric Co Trenton Part no. M39019/1-11 - MFG Part no. HB1-Z1-11
    LINK: http://www.cbi-electric.com/products_select.php?p=1
    LINK: http://www.generatorsolutions.us/B-Frame.html
    Sincerely,

    Claus


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    Re: Electric switch

    Ok, cool! I think my OpenCockpits MCP could be modified like this. Thanks a lot!
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    Re: Electric switch

    Last edited by verticallimit; 01-06-2010 at 06:49 PM. Reason: other URL
    Sincerely,

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    Thumbs up Re: Electric switch

    Great I wil try as soon as réception for yaw damper and anti ice switchs on overhead panel 737

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