Using a Switching Relay to Convert a Wet Signal to a Dry Signal Wiring | Ask the EAC Expert

 

Question:

I have an existing EAC system in place and would like to wire it into my automatic door opener. How do I convert the wet (powered) signal from the electric strike to dry signal so I am able to wire it into my operator?

 

Answer:

Converting the wet (power) signal into a dry signal requires a specific type of relay called a switching relay. There are several options such as the Camden Door Controls CX-22 or the Altronix RBSNTTL that will work in this application. Simply wiring this relay with the wet (powered) signal into the inputs the relay will consume the power supplied by the EAC to power itself and send a dry signal to the output. This gives you the dry signal required to wire into your operator as an activation signal.

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