roller door push switch

Hi,
I've bought a roller garage door and in addition to key fob control, you can fit a manual switch to raise/lower the door. I need some sort of double-throw, centre off, monetary switch. I am sure these must exist because you seem them in shops to control their shutters but I can't seem to find any. Does anyone know what they are called and where I could buy one?
Thanks.
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Yes. RS Components have a wide range of these.
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Thank you. I haven't used RS for years. They have over 6000 switches. Please could you tell me what this type of switch is called so that I can narrow down my search?
To the other poster: errant spell checker, sorry!
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Do you want something like a toggle switch to put in a box or some kind of industrial switch?
The latter tend to be more rugged but more expensive.
Do you know that ratings of the motor?
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DPDT momentary centre off.
I have one made by Arrow.
If it proves difficult to find what you want it would be easy enough to do with ordinary push switches and relays.
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After serious thinking Dave Plowman (News) wrote :

I made one with two push to make and one push to break switches mounted in a cheap plastic box. The latter switch permits the door to be stopped either in an emergency or when don't want it to go all the way up/down. Whilst I could have used an up/down single switch, the three separate buttons are more intuitive.
Maplins will have both types of switch in stock.
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Coin-operated?
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In uk.d-i-y, Fred wrote:

Not trying to be funny but... are you sure? All the garage door openers I've come across have required a simple momentary switch, such as a doorbell button.
Anyway, for *monetary* switches, see Gordon Brown.
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The control unit on our garage door has a small push button which gives the *next* function. If the door is raised, one push lowers. A second push stops the motor. I guess a third push would re-start lowering but I haven't bothered to try that:-)
Aren't you going to need key operation for security reasons?
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On Mon, 21 Apr 2008 20:31:44 +0100, Tim Lamb
I would use the key fob to open/close from outside; the switch is to go inside the garage to open/close from inside. You may ask whether this is needed if I have the key fobs. I read Harry's (old) post about fitting his door and it suggested that the door would not work without one.
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Right.
With the advice from the electrical dept. about nuisance tripping ringing in our ears, I hope you have an alternative exit route:-)
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wrote:

Is RCD nuisance tripping a significant problem with roller shutter doors? The fitting instructions for Seceuroglide doors imply this may be the case. ( http://www.rollerdoorsdirect.co.uk/pdf/insulatedinstructions.pdf ). This would present difficulties for myself as the whole of the garage electrics are on an RCD supply.
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Not to my knowledge.
I was considering the situation where you have entered the garage, closed the door and then tripped the supply by operating some *faulty* electrical equipment.
I suppose you could phone the wife and ask her to reset the trip:-)
My seceuroglide doors have a mechanical winder for situations where power has failed. But it is very low geared and set up for external use. There is also a tiny pushbutton underneath the control box to electrically control the door without the zapper.
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On 24 Apr,

I've had one of those (or very similar - didn't have the IR thing inside - it wasa noption) for a year and haven't had any probems.
What Tim was alluding to is that /if/ you do get a trip (or any other failure to open) then you are stuck, unless you have alternative access, or the external handle option.
Do *not* store the external handle in the garage!
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On Mon, 21 Apr 2008 17:04:00 +0100, Mike Barnes

This door requires a separate switch for up and a separate one for down. I think it may be the same as Harry has because I think I read his post recommending it some months ago.
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