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electric release latch Answered

Hi! I'm trying to figure out how to go about creating a latch where applying an electrical current would release it. Probably something involving an electromagnet.

I apologize (1) for the sudden flurry of board posts, and (2) if this is not the best board for this specific question - I know it's not exceptionally techy, but it looked like the best option.

Thanks!!!!!!!!!

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Toga_Dan

4 years ago

http://www.smarthome.com/lee-electric-220-12-12vdc-electric-door-strike.html?src=Froogle&gclid=Cj0KEQjw3auuBRDj1LnQyLjy-4sBEiQAKPU_veubRPcr5wk8-WSLAhfSgY1QJrmD0EYMr3S-rSAxSO0aArNV8P8HAQ

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Downunder35m

4 years ago

Check your toaster, otherwise ask Google.
And no, the toaster was no joke!

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Purple ChezDownunder35m

Reply 4 years ago

Maybe not a joke, but hardly helpful. I know squat in electrical and electronics, and I thought Instructibles might be a good place to go for suggestions. Given that so many of the items on the site are fun, goofy, steampunk, etc., I wasn't expecting the holier than thou attitude....

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Downunder35mPurple Chez

Reply 4 years ago

If you take an old toaster apart you will know what I mean ;)
There is a "relay" with an open core, the closing bar is on the mechanism to push the toast down - when down a contact closes, "relay" energises and holds the bar in place.
Get you idea as straight as possible, post some vital details and I am certain proper help will come.
But with only a foggy idea it is next to impossible to give proper advise ;)