[DMCForum] Re: Relays & current draw
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[DMCForum] Re: Relays & current draw

Ryan, Chris, and Gang - I was made aware of this discussion, but really 
haven't had the time to read all the way through it to see where it 
wandered to.  If the basic concern is to prevent the door and trunk 
actuators from accidentally operating while the car is moving, it 
really would be quite simple to limit power to the actuators 
themselves, without affecting power to the remainder of the system 
(door locking/unlocking, alarm, window operation, etc.)  This would be 
done using a typical relay set up to provide +12 volt power to the 
actuators only with the engine off, but the power would be interrupted 
with the engine running.  The relay would be drawing a small current 
only when the engine is running, which shouldn't pose a problem.  Does 
this sort of solution resonate with the issue, or is there something 
else in the background of this question?  I will tell you that I 
considered doing something like this for the kits, and decided that the 
risk of somebody accidentally fondling the keyfob while the bird was in 
flight was minimal.  Is there a consensus that it is an issue?

Toby Peterson
DeLorean Parts Northwest, LLC  

--- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Chris Almy <chris.almy@...> wrote:
> Why would you want to do this? I've never heard of anybody having the 
door launchers and trunk popper accidentally activate while driving.
> Chris

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