AutoCAD Electrical General Discussion

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MCI_ELEC
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Registered: ‎11-09-2012
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Latch Relay and Unlatch Relay, Should be a single component.

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11-09-2012 02:51 PM

I wanted to use a latching relay so I inserted the symbol for a latching relay from the Component Menu on a rung, but when i go to insert the unlatch input or coil for that same latching relay it assigns a new coil without asking me for the parent latching relay. the item that I am trying to model is an 8501KL12V20 Latching Relay from Square D where you have a common connection for two inputs. One input latches the relay and the other input unlatches the relay. How do I make this happen? I need it to be a single component.

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johnq
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Registered: ‎05-24-2011
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Re: Latch Relay and Unlatch Relay, Should be a single component.

11-18-2012 04:56 PM in reply to: MCI_ELEC

G'day MCI

 

My solution was to draw a three wire coil using the standard relay coil.

 

The unlatch wire was connected to the bottom of the coil.

 

I then made a special block.

 

 

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Icemanau
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Registered: ‎06-01-2010
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Re: Latch Relay and Unlatch Relay, Should be a single component.

11-18-2012 08:08 PM in reply to: MCI_ELEC

I created a special block that has both the latch and unlatch coils in it.

 

There is also the ability to tie two parent blocks together within ACADE using the WD_ALTTAG attribute (I think that's it).

 

Regards Brad

Icemanau (NNTP handle: Brad Coleman)


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