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Forum Name: Motorcycle Electronics
Forum Discription: Installing Stereos, Alarms, Remote Starters, Lights, Garage Door Openers and other electronics on motorcycles.
URL: https://www.the12volt.com/installbay/forum_posts.asp?tid=105964
Printed Date: November 30, 2022 at 5:48 AM


Topic: garage door opener activated by hi beams

Posted By: mcannon-gso
Subject: garage door opener activated by hi beams
Date Posted: July 07, 2008 at 12:29 PM

I need to wire a garage door opener to my Hi beam switch. I know how to wire the basic relay. I want to try and create a relay that I will need to turn to headlights Hi - Lo - Hi to activate the garage dorr opener. When I turn on my hi beams I do not want the opener to trigger unless it is Hi-Lo-HI. Can this be accomplishe with relays?

Can someone please help me on this situation?

Thank you in advance for your time and help..

--mcannon-gso




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Posted By: i am an idiot
Date Posted: July 07, 2008 at 1:36 PM
What kind of a vehicle are you driving?  When you pull and hold the lever to switch from high to low, do both your high and low beams light up and stay lit as long as you hold the lever?  Do you ever pull and hold that lever for more than a couple seconds?  It will be MUCH easier to have the garage door triggered by a 2 second pull of that lever,  would that be acceptable?




Posted By: mcannon-gso
Date Posted: July 07, 2008 at 2:34 PM

I am riding a Motorcycle. So I only have a switch. I already was thinking of using the Constant to Momentary relay setup for the hi beam. However, I was trying to go from Hi -Lo -Hi to prevent an accidental trigger of the garage door..





Posted By: KPierson
Date Posted: July 07, 2008 at 2:51 PM

How often do you use your high beams?  You shouldn't have to worry about false triggers when you are away from your garage unless you have a codehoppoing system and turn your high beams on 50+ times away from the garage.

You should look in to some pulse timeing relays.  You can get them pretty cheap on Ebay.  You can set one to trigger on the first press that can be used to activate a normal relay on the 2nd press.



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Kevin Pierson




Posted By: mcannon-gso
Date Posted: July 07, 2008 at 3:58 PM

I think I will just go witht he constant to momentary relay. I do have a question though. Is the cap and resistor wired in parrallel or series? If I am reading the schematic correctly than it is in parrallel.

Thansk for all the GR8 input...

--mcannon-gso





Posted By: Big Dog
Date Posted: October 10, 2008 at 8:04 AM
Here's something that might work. Light Activated Relay

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Posted By: ckeeler
Date Posted: October 10, 2008 at 11:44 AM
mcannon-gso, it takes a capacitor and resistor to do a constant to momentary, 3 more relays, and 2 diodes to do what you want to do. if you want, let me know and ill send you the diagram.




Posted By: i am an idiot
Date Posted: October 10, 2008 at 12:48 PM

mcannon has not been here since July the 8th.





Posted By: ckeeler
Date Posted: October 10, 2008 at 12:55 PM

true, true. anyone else curious?





Posted By: mcannon-gso
Date Posted: October 10, 2008 at 5:23 PM

ckeeler wrote:

mcannon-gso, it takes a capacitor and resistor to do a constant to momentary, 3 more relays, and 2 diodes to do what you want to do. if you want, let me know and ill send you the diagram.

ckeeler,

Yes, I would like to see that diagram. Thank you for taking the time to reply..

I have just been waiting to see if anyone would respond to this post with a solution....

Thank you in advance for your time on posting a possible solution..

--mcannon-gso





Posted By: ckeeler
Date Posted: October 11, 2008 at 12:06 AM

no problem dude. i knew that you would be, seeing that you didnt get the answer you were looking for last time you were here. incidently, for all you other dudes who keep posting on this thread, but wont help out this fella with an answer, dont you realize that's why he hasn't been here since july?? hmmm...seems kinda obvious to me.

"I think I will just go witht he constant to momentary relay. I do have a question though. Is the cap and resistor wired in parrallel or series? If I am reading the schematic correctly than it is in parrallel."

anyone remember his earlier question?^^ nobody answered that one for him either.

nevermind that though, lets all keep adding to this post anyway but still providing no help to him shall we?

mcannon, i'll be outta town this weekend. sunday night or monday i'll send you that diagram.





Posted By: mcannon-gso
Date Posted: October 11, 2008 at 5:26 AM
ckeeler wrote:

no problem dude. i knew that you would be, seeing that you didnt get the answer you were looking for last time you were here. incidently, for all you other dudes who keep posting on this thread, but wont help out this fella with an answer, dont you realize that's why he hasn't been here since july?? hmmm...seems kinda obvious to me.

"I think I will just go witht he constant to momentary relay. I do have a question though. Is the cap and resistor wired in parrallel or series? If I am reading the schematic correctly than it is in parrallel."

anyone remember his earlier question?^^ nobody answered that one for him either.

nevermind that though, lets all keep adding to this post anyway but still providing no help to him shall we?

mcannon, i'll be outta town this weekend. sunday night or monday i'll send you that diagram.


ckeeler,

I appreciate your time... I knew someone would be around one day to actually answer my questions..

I Thank you ! ! !

Have a GR8 weekend and I look forward to seeing your post..

--mcannon-gso





Posted By: wysiwyg
Date Posted: November 13, 2008 at 8:47 PM
ckeeler wrote:

for all you other dudes who keep posting on this thread, but wont help out this fella with an answer, dont you realize that's why he hasn't been here since july?? hmmm...seems kinda obvious to me..


hmmm





Posted By: ckeeler
Date Posted: November 14, 2008 at 8:53 AM
wysiwyg wrote:

ckeeler wrote:

for all you other dudes who keep posting on this thread, but wont help out this fella with an answer, dont you realize that's why he hasn't been here since july?? hmmm...seems kinda obvious to me..


hmmm


hmmmm, what? it not posted here if thats what your getting at because it was emailed to him.

let me guess.......you want to know how to do it as well, dont you?

well.....ask and you shall receieve.





Posted By: biker_guy
Date Posted: February 08, 2009 at 6:31 PM

Hi folks, i'm not an elctronics guy but i've been looking for a similar solution myself.  After a bit of searching, i came across this site: https://www.discovercircuits.com/front/contact.htm       You can go to this site where i posted a similar request and got a solution.  Click on the "DISCOVER FORUM" tab, then go to "HOMEMADE GADGETS AND INVENTIONS" look for "BIKER_GUY" (or you might try this link...) https://www.discovercircuits.com/forum/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=10113&an=0&page=0#Post10113  I'm sorry that i can't give you more than this but it might be a start?  I'm currently shopping around for the components......

Here's the original idea i had in mind:  https://www.schiebel.ca/~zx6r/garagedoor_bike2.html

I hope this helps?????



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Biker Guy




Posted By: Big Dog
Date Posted: February 09, 2009 at 8:03 AM
ckeeler wrote:

incidently, for all you other dudes who keep posting on this thread, ..., dont you realize ... he hasn't been here since july??  nevermind that though, lets all keep adding to this post anyway ....


I guess that's why you added stuff too? posted_image



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Posted By: ckeeler
Date Posted: February 09, 2009 at 9:07 AM
Big Dog wrote:

I guess that's why you added stuff too? posted_image


Hmmmm.... funny, this is the second or third time you have quoted me BigDog where you have dileberatly changed or modified what i originaly said to make it sound different or out of context. i added to the post, with the solution for the poster. and NOBODY else has asked me for it, that i know of.





Posted By: Big Dog
Date Posted: February 09, 2009 at 9:19 AM

just funnin ya



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Prepare your future. It wasn't the lack of stones that killed the stone age.




Posted By: qikslvr2006
Date Posted: April 09, 2009 at 12:23 PM
ckeeler wrote:

Big Dog wrote:

I guess that's why you added stuff too? posted_image


Hmmmm.... funny, this is the second or third time you have quoted me BigDog where you have dileberatly changed or modified what i originaly said to make it sound different or out of context. i added to the post, with the solution for the poster. and NOBODY else has asked me for it, that i know of.


I have noticed that a lot on this site. whenever someone asks a question. people keep talking like they have an answer and noone ever hears it. just a bunch of people with the attitude i know it and you don't.

thats also why this has been my first post. but my questions were answered by me when I figured out what i needed to know by myself. I do have a question though I tried hooking up a Constant to Momentary relay to give another relay power for a certain amount of time.  But it never works I have tried twice. I don't know if I have something backwards or not. can you give me a step by step on putting one together? pleaseposted_image





Posted By: dualsport
Date Posted: April 12, 2009 at 4:01 AM
Just browsing around in this forum to see if there was anything interesting going on, but if anyone's still looking for a solution for the high beam on/off trigger for the GDO, it can be done with two relays, four diodes, a transistor, one capacitor, and a resistor.

One relay is controlled by the transistor/cap/resistor and set up to convert a constant input trigger into a momentary pulse output.

The second relay takes the pulse output and closes the contacts if the high beam is switched back off within the time interval that the first relay is closed, and briefly closes before opening back up again.





Posted By: dualsport
Date Posted: April 12, 2009 at 5:08 AM
posted_image

This requires a brief high beam flash to trigger the circuit.




Posted By: dualsport
Date Posted: April 12, 2009 at 5:14 AM
posted_image

This one is simpler, but needs a big cap, and needs a double pulse to switch (on/off/on/) instead of (on/off).




Posted By: KPierson
Date Posted: April 12, 2009 at 9:27 AM
dualsport the links don't work!

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Kevin Pierson




Posted By: dualsport
Date Posted: April 12, 2009 at 11:20 AM
I used the thumbnail link that imageshack provided but I guess it doesn't work here.

I added a direct link at the period as a backup though, so just click on that to get the display. That seems to work-




Posted By: dualsport
Date Posted: April 12, 2009 at 11:30 AM
Okay, I think I have to substitute the direct link in for what they put in by default- seems to work with one extra manual step..

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Posted By: i am an idiot
Date Posted: April 12, 2009 at 11:58 AM




Posted By: austin123
Date Posted: October 28, 2009 at 8:25 AM
I think I will just go witht he constant to momentary relay. I do have a question though. Is the cap and resistor wired in parrallel or series? If I am reading the schematic correctly than it is in parrallel.

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Posted By: dualsport
Date Posted: October 28, 2009 at 12:29 PM
is there a question in there or just a quote of the previous post?




Posted By: boomfiero
Date Posted: February 11, 2010 at 8:17 AM
harley has a unit that does this function , as well there are several other aftermarket companies that have a similar peice . all that is required is a few wires to hook up





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