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    For the electronic wizards -- Spoilers/Speedbrake potentiometer

    I've gotten a hold of a spoilers/speedbrake device (I believe it is from simparts.de) --

    It requires wiring to this mechanism:



    It appears to have 2 sections -- the top has a neutral, and a lead.
    The bottom part has a neutral, and 2 other leads.

    5 connections in total.

    Is this a combination potentiometer + switch? (speedbrake would wire to a bodnar card, and the switch -- arm/disarm, to your I/O card?)

    Or do all the wires feed into the bodnar joystick interface with axis?

    Thank you.
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    Re: For the electronic wizards -- Spoilers/Speedbrake potentiometer

    HI,

    What I would do is to take a multimeter and figure out what the wires actually do, potentiometer and switches. Then decide how to connect them, as a Bodnar card takes both analog and digital inputs.

    Best regards,

    --pim

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    Re: For the electronic wizards -- Spoilers/Speedbrake potentiometer

    Quote Originally Posted by Pim van Vrijaldenhoven View Post
    HI,

    What I would do is to take a multimeter and figure out what the wires actually do, potentiometer and switches. Then decide how to connect them, as a Bodnar card takes both analog and digital inputs.

    Best regards,

    --pim
    Yes, thank you Pim. I will try the multimeter.
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