Hai guys :)
So I am buzzy with a project involving a AC gate motor and solar panels. Basically there is no AC power at the cate and it is to far to pull a cable for it so the solution is a solar panel charging a battery and then the battery supplying power to an power inverter , the problem I am having is that the inverter is always on so drawing power even if no load is connected.
So what I am planning on doing is using the Arduino Duemilanove and two 5 volt relays. What I want to happen is, I want to connect the gate motor Receiver to the Arduino to supply an analog input to the Arduino when I press the button to open the gate. What I want to happen is after the signal is received the Arduino switch on a relay for say 30 seconds , this will turn on the inverter, also say 2 seconds after the signal is received pulse a another relay for 1 second , to trigger the gate to open . So basically after pressing the button to open the cate the Arduino will switch on the inverter for 30 seconds and also trigger the gate 2 seconds after that, the gate has a auto close feature so I will be relying on that to close the gate. Then like I said after 30 seconds the first relay must also de energise thus turning of the inverter and saving battery power.
Can someone please help me with the programming, I am new to this programming platform. :confused: