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Subject: Wireless control of auto switch

Date: 10/20/99
Posted by: Steve Griffin
E-mail: intelhm(at)vni(dot)net(no spam)
URL: http://home.capu.net/homeautomation/

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I'm looking for a means of controlling a 12VDC switch in a car. Actually, the means to control it and the switch. I'm wondering if something like a remote starter might be modified to handle this? The switch should be turned on by one signal and turned off by another signal. Background: Someone wrote to me asking for help with this project. He's a big drag racing fan, but due to physical problems, he can't race. He would like to be able to operate the transbrake of his brother-in-law's car. A transbrake is a device which when engaged, activates the reverse gear in the car as well as the low gear, so they cancel each other out and the car remains stationary. When you disengage the transbrake, the reverse gear is turned off and the car may move forward. The user interface to this setup will probably be a sip-puff straw, or a large lever of some sort. ... snip ...

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