Linear Actuator

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Re: Linear Actuator

Post by Liam » Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:32 pm

whats this? :)
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Re: Linear Actuator

Post by ZebH » Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:07 pm

... The diagram of how to wire it up?

3 and 1 are connected and 2 measures the resistance? Is that how it works?

And it also says it is a POSITION CALP so that means it measures how far in or out the metal pole is? (so definitely not a linear actuator!)

Thanks!
~Zeb

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Re: Linear Actuator

Post by Liam » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:48 am

So the symbol is that of a variable resistor. It is showing that the carbon track is connected across one and three, and that the slide is connected to two.
It has a diagram of the top connection posts of the slide, so you can connect to it correctly :)
Best thing you can do is connect a multimeter in ohms across these terminals to verify it !
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Re: Linear Actuator

Post by ZebH » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:18 am

Thanks Mr Liam!

Can it give more detailed outputs than 1 for extended and 0 for not extended?

Thanks again!
~Zeb

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Re: Linear Actuator

Post by Liam » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:49 am

Do a readadc with a picaxe
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Re: Linear Actuator

Post by ZebH » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:50 am

Will do, thanks very much Mr Liam!
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