Magnetic reed switch as ignition key
Posted 20 June 2012 - 12:58 AM
my dad bought 5 magnetic reed switches off ebay, i cadged in and am fitting it in a position of my custom dash but with a washer round it, and i have a neomidium magnet pushed into the end os some tube with a sring n loop to attatch to bars the when placed on the washer activates the reed switch and is strong enough not to fall off nomatter what you do.
my question is would it be better to splice into pulse generator wire or feed to coil. my thoughts if pulse generator bit other may know of a reason why not to,
Posted 20 June 2012 - 01:26 PM
Posted 21 June 2012 - 12:36 AM
Posted 21 June 2012 - 02:40 PM
Posted 21 June 2012 - 11:17 PM
with no battery? do people do this? maybe I just need to be edugimicated more?
Posted 22 June 2012 - 09:23 PM
Posted 23 June 2012 - 09:50 AM
Neither. Attach it to the original kill circuit. It will probably test the voltage rating of your reed switch, but the current is low.
Only if watts remain constant. Watts = voltage x amperes. If the resistance of the circuit remains constant, then voltage and current increase or decrease together.
Edited by HeadTrauma, 23 June 2012 - 09:53 AM.