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where would I look to find a 12v. linear actuator? Looking to recycle something that contains this. Answered

 

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dannemillerd (author)2010-05-20

junkyard power seats from 80's gm cars used something like an actuator to move the seats. probably dont move far. its worth a shot though. since they were used in cars they are probably 12v. i was thinking of using some to make an "hydraulic" suspension for my sons power wheel

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steveastrouk (author)2010-05-17

The cheapest way I can think of is a satellite dish actuator.

Steve

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Re-design (author)steveastrouk2010-05-17

If you buy a dish acturator be sure and check the voltage.  Mine was 48 volts dc.

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steveastrouk (author)Re-design2010-05-17

They DO run undervoltage though...The OP hasn't given us any speed to work with.

Steve

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excaza (author)2010-05-17

What kind of stroke and load capacity are you looking for?  You may be able to build your own with a threaded rod, worm screw, and an electric motor.  I've also seen a few plow frames that use linear actuators instead of a chain/winch system, so you could check those as well.  I can't think of anything else other than just purchasing one, which I'm assuming is your last resort.

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