Sometimes you can't teach an old dog new tricks. Tired of trudging down the stairs to let his dog out of his cage in the middle of the night, Les designed a remote control door opener. The system consists of a clevis mounted to the shaft of a solenoid and the door latch of the cage. When Les activates his handheld remote control, 120V power energizes the solenoid and pulls the latch open, allowing his dog to open the cage and run free while he stays snuggled under the covers upstairs.
|Remote Control Dog Door Opener Parts List
|Amt||Part Description||Allied Part #|
|1||Linear solenoid,||802-1100 pull type 120V|
|1||Relay, interval type 120V||892-0091|
|1||Relay mounting socket||892-9998|
|1||Steel utility cabinet||736-3616 enclosure with lid|
|2||Connectors||617-1488 (for use w/solenoid lugs)|
|8||Connectors (for use||617-1451 w/relay connections)|
|A/R||Electric cord, standard||214-3307 120V extension|
|A/R||Tie wraps to secure cord||534 9830|
Additional parts required: Appliance remote control system (Radio Shack part #61-2667A); Clevis (fashion as necessary to work with door); Mounting screws & nuts #8-32 X 1 inch. NOTE: This device works for applications with only a simple translation of linear motion of less than 1 inch.