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powered pocket door/sliding door using automobile power window motor? Answered

looking to make something along the lines of this youtube video, using a car power window motor, but would like to be able to use 2 switches or pushbuttons, one for each side of the door. It's not for our house or anything so it doesn't need to look pretty and I probably won't even be using an actual door, but a piece of plywood instead. Any ideas on how to make it happen? Thanks for the help. I'm sure there are better ways, but I'm looking to do it cheap.



8 years ago

Here's a full circuit.
Relay 1 and 2 handle the door opening, stopping open, closing and stopping closed.

Relay 3 is driven by a two-way switching circuit, like the ones you use to turn stair lights on and off at the top and bottom of the stairs.

Relays are cheap automotive relays - you can find them in a scrap yard.


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