Motor and Relays?

Hello all!

I have this SH-10 shutter (not quite sure how to classify it either as a motor or servo?) which opens when it is powered with 5V. My goal is a way to activate the motor with a digital signal through the Arduino. My question is can the Arduino act as a relay? or would I need a relay circuit like this one? Suggestions and help are always welcome! Thanks,

-Frank

If you follow the link to the CASE drawings the docs show a suitable TTL compatible circuit.

Do you mean this one?

No, the CAD drawings link here: http://www.eopc.com/sh10_sh20_cad.html - some of the circuits are clearly marked for TTL input.

Ah, I see it. Thanks Mark :)

Also, I spent some time playing around with the relay and shutter and found a way to wire it in a way that works for me. However it does not include any resistors or capacitors, should I be concerned with that or is it no problem?

-Frank

Also, I spent some time playing around with the relay and shutter and found a way to wire it in a way that works for me. However it does not include any resistors or capacitors, should I be concerned with that or is it no problem?

You are asking questions about a circuit you haven't provided a schematic for or even described, but you want useful answers?

Yes :P

I am using a Axicom D2n Relay

The external power supply reads 10V and runs through a chip, it's origins I was not told and neither was a name stamped on the chip, but the voltage at the end and connecting to the relay setup is 5V. A BNC line also is attached to the same chip with a switch, kinda of like an on and off button. I was told that the BNC operates as a TTL signal. I found where this switch alters voltage and connected to the relay as shown as "BNC". The chip ending had four wires, a ground, the 5V power line, the line where the TTL signal transmits, and a fourth line that I think is TTL output I haven't figured it out yet neither have I used it. Sorry for not posting a circuit and also going off topic of Arduino. I'm running tests for the Shutter and seeing how hot it gets (or how long before it breaks) before we actually use it for experiments.

Thanks,

-Frank