Two Momentary Switches to a Maintained Switch

August 15, 2013

Most remote controls provide ample momentary closures for a command, but there are times when a maintained closure is needed.

This circuit requires a momentary closure for the on command and momentary open for the off command. I first saw this used as a door alert at a college radio station. The maintained closure would light an indicator until it was reset.

relay to convert momentary closures to a maintained closure

Keep in mind that when all power is removed, the relay will de-energize and reset the command. If the momentary-to-maintained control is of a critical nature, a magnetic latching relay or something similar is a better choice.

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