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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Sat 9 Mar 2013 - 16:22

    You can't beat simplicity for ballast tank control (with apologies to David F, JR, Nigel, etc)

    This is the basic wiring diagram using two microswitches for flood/blow of a ballast pump.



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    Post  david f on Mon 11 Mar 2013 - 8:41

    No need to apolgise, Richard - it does the business!

    (I still use microswitches on my proportional piston tank to ask as limit switches. They are very reliablle. Just use a generously rated microswitch if you are switching the motor directly.)

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    Post  Lash151 on Tue 12 Mar 2013 - 16:06

    Hi David...
    Do you have a wiring diagram of micro switches as travel limiters on a piston tank?
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    Post  david f on Wed 13 Mar 2013 - 8:28

    Sorry I don't have a diagram.
    It is all in Norbert Bruggens book, Model Submarine Technology (A must have,I would say.)

    You put 2 microswitches in with diodes in parallel. (The switch cuts off the motor and the diode allows it to reverse.)

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