I am looking for some kind of "delay switch".. What I want is similar to
arming/disarming the alarm: When I push the button it turns off my by itself
for 5 min, after 5 min it will turns back on. Is there such a thing I can
buy from home depot? radio shack??
...lol..if this is what you are making I wonder is a 5minute getaway plan is
I have seen timer switch at Homedepot made for bathroom fans and such. This
switch has 4 buttons ( 2 minutes, 5 minutes, 10 mins..and so on). Can you
use a switch like this?
I am looking for a 110V delay switch for my Rex elec guard dog
Home depot switch does the reverse, it connects while it's counting down,
and it turns off when time is up. I need the other way. hmmmm...
You can use one of these switches powering a relay, and use the "normally
closed" contacts to power the device. The timer energizes the relay which
_disconnects_ the electrical guard dog, and when the timer times out, the
relay drops out, the normally closed contacts reconnect, and it switches the
unit on again.
Mechanical timer switches are about $15, and a suitable relay can be had
from Radio Shack for $5-15. You'll need to put the assembly inside
a box (a large square weatherproof electrical box should do).
Chris Lewis, Una confibula non set est
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Since you do not provide information there is little the group can do to
point you in a good direction. I suggest you try Dalis Electronics, for an
off delay timer.
Amps, volts, coil voltage and several other bits of information are needed
to select a relay open or enclosed for the job.
Bascially I have this
I want to able to arm it when I go out.. that's how the delay switch idea
comes in. yes, it's 100 Volt. less than 5 Amp.
You can buy octal base ice cube relays from www.grainger.com they come in a
variety of styles. there are two that would do what you want " integral
"off delay". These are pretty much what Chris Lewis is describing but rolled
into one unit
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