11031Re: Coffee Can Tipping Bucket Mod for La Crosse 23xx
- May 3 6:29 AMThanks guys for sharing you experience! That's really helpful
--- In email@example.com, "Jon
Golubiewski" <NH4x4Jeep@...> wrote:
> Newark.com <http://www.Newark.com> and Mouser.com
> <http://www.Mouser.com>are two other electronics supply houses.
> Sometimes the minimum shipping
> will kill ya, so it's cheaper to try to find something local.
> I just had to replace the reed switch in my rain bucket. I went to
> Shack, but couldn't find a reed switch. They did have reed relayswitches,
> so I grabbed one of those for $2-3 to see if I could make it work.It
> worked just fine. The reed switch relay is a reed switch with acoil to
> actuate the reed relay. I didn't need the coil to actuate therelay, but I
> used the magnet on the tipping bucket instead and it worked fine.I just
> used the contacts for the switch (as printed on the back of thepackage) and
> didn't use the contacts for the coil. Bottom line is that if youcan't find
> a reed switch, a reed relay switch will probably work just as well.components.
> I had also looked at using the magnetic switches used in alarm
> However, they were generally normally closed (we need normally openor N.O.)
> and required a larger magnet.it, then
> Failsafe - go with what Rich recommended.
> Jon G.
> On Fri, May 2, 2008 at 10:58 PM, Rich Brunnworth <ibbrunnie@...>
> > When I was chasing a switch, I first measured the dimensions of
> > I looked at how much magnetism it tool to activate.
> > Basically you are looking for a switch like the Coto RI-02A,
> > part number 306-1170NO. This switch is on page 1835 catalog T072.little
> > Rich
> > jdonovanwv5 wrote:
> > >
> > > Thanks Rich! I appreciate the information! But I know very
> > > about how reed switches are classified/measured. How do you readmodels
> > > what a specific reed switch is, and what do the parameters/
> > > classifications mean?? there seem to be a zillion different
> > > out there. I understand resistance and capacitance, but what is
> > > reedswitchance?
> > >
> > >
> > --
> > Rich
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