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Wiring a swing gate?
Very soon I'll be laying track across two swing gates. Both gates are two
levels of track. When a gate is open I want the track on the gate - and the
approaches on either side - to be dead (no track power).
What method for turning the power on and off do you recommend? Or
better yet "have you used"?
My thought is to use a micro switch that goes to a relay that cuts the
power/restores it. I'm thinking the kind of switch that would be used for
a refrigerator door or some other such application. These usually have
a short arm with a roller on it and are activated by the pressure that
moves the arm. These are known as "limit switches".
I'm open to other solutions/suggestions.
- Jim in the PNW