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When you need to control a DC motor (such as a DC linear actuator) you usually need to be able to swap the polarity on the wires going ...
You need the following materials: -DPDT rocker switch -insulated disconnect terminals (female) x 6 -wire -wire cutter/crimper/stripper tool -a linear actuator or DC motor to control
First you need to cut a bit off each wire that will be going to the motor. This is the jumper that will allow the polarity to swap.I'm ...
Similar to the last step take another wire that will go to the +12V DC (or whatever you are using). I am using blue wire. Attach this to ...
Done! Now we can connect the power to the switch and wire the DC motor to the switch so it can reverse direction.I use these for linear actuators ...
I've had a number of people ask me about a wiring diagram, as the photos may not be enough on their own. Troyhttp://www.FirgelliAuto.com
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