How does that butterfly setup work at the end of its stroke? Does a clutch slip or does it stall? I am assuming it hits stops. Does the reversing board require maintained power for it to remember where it was? In the pics it appears that the system is made to operate from the board mounted switch without remote capability. Have you identified that switches function? NO, NC, momentary? I can see 4 legs. It surface mounts so there could be others out the back. You need to replicate that function. If it has a normally closed circuit running in it you will likely need to take it off the board rather than jump it.
I think it just hits the end of travel. If you keep pushing the rocker it will burn the motor up I think. By the way, I did not include the wiring harness that came with the cutouts. The switch and circuit board are all things I purchased, so they might not be correct for the application (Like the circuit board that was mentioned to be thrown away, haha).
First off throw away that motor controller. The output relay appears to only be rated for only 5V and I assume the cutout motor requires at least 12V. Also the rated input voltage is 5-12V which is not enough for an automotive application where the voltage is typically 14.4V with engine running. I would try to find something that was rated upwards of 16V and low as 5V since the battery can drop as low as 9V when starting the engine. What are the voltage and power requirements for the cutouts? I would look for a power window control module that can automatically shut off the current when it senses an over-current condition, much the same way a power window operates. I'm going to guess that the cuttoff motor will be similar to a power window motor.
HaHa. Good suggestion! I will. It was only 4 bucks and from China. I was looking for something that would do the function but do not have enough electrical knowledge about amps and stuff.
I would guess the cutouts open and shut pretty quick. Canít just use the switches that came with to cutouts?
John. you are right. That is what I was going to do. Just live with it. You are a logical thinker looking at options and I appreciate that. After some more thought, I think that the installed cutouts are a cool thing I would like to have. But I think that I would like the device to either be fully closed (Normal sound), or "Bad *ss" open (Loud sound). Unless there is a simple method of getting it done, I will more than likely leave it as is tho.
Here's what I would try. Get a one touch control module
I couldn't find the user manual so I'm not sure how you go about adjusting the current limit, but I can see in some of the pictures that there appears to be a couple of adjusting screws on the side. The other thing that's not immediately obvious to me is how the switch works. The switch in the schematic is drawn very poorly and I can't tell if it's suppose to be a momentary switch or a latching switch. I would try your momentary switch first and see if it works. If the motor doesn't keep running until it is fully open or closed then try holding the button down and see if the module will cut power to the motor once the cutout is fully opened or closed.
This is worth looking into. Thanks!
How does a window motor/switch work? Does it use reversing the power (+ becomes - to go the other way?) The window switch reverses polarity to reverse the window motor?
This is one of my character defects; obsessing about stuff when I should be focusing on projects better suited for getting my car on the road. I pretty much decided that I was just going to leave it with the original rocker, but It is good to broaden my knowledge and learn about more stuff. If you guys had something that you had come up with was the reason why I posted. But no biggie if it just stays with the rocker switch, really.