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ricsol 
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Posted: March 19, 2015 at 9:16 AM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote ricsol
Hello, new to the forum, but have used this site for years for its wealth of information. I'm trying to wire a 12vdc gate for my driveway. Entering the driveway I have a reversing momentary rocker switch that opens and closes the gate..I also have hooked up a wireless remote to do the same. The remote will work on its own, but when I use the rocker, the power seems to bypass the actuator for the gate. 12vdc at the gate..power feeds remote module, and goes to switch, then out of switch back to gate. Any thoughts? Diode? Relay?
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Posted: March 19, 2015 at 12:04 PM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote oldspark
Without any circuit to go by, I'd suggest the rocker actuate the same relays that the remote uses. (That might require diodes.)
ricsol 
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Posted: March 19, 2015 at 4:05 PM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote ricsol
Unfortunately, the module for the remote is a potted circuit board. Can't get to the relays. I just don't understand why they can't be used hooked up together. One will only be used at once.
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Posted: March 19, 2015 at 5:04 PM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote oldspark
That's why a circuit diagram is so desirable.
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Posted: March 25, 2015 at 7:17 PM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote hotwaterwizard
I suggest another switch or relay to deactivate the Toggle when the remote is used.
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Posted: March 25, 2015 at 7:50 PM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote hotwaterwizard

Here is what I came up with. A real digram of your wiring would hel[p alot..

Driveway gate wiring - Last Post -- posted image.

John DeRosa (Hotwaterwizard)
Stockton California
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