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Old 05-05-2013, 07:49 PM   #1
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Hooking up Eaton locker wiring.

So when I put my Eaton in a few months ago I dont remember if I paid attention to what wires went to what wires on the magnet.So I guess my question is do you think the magnet cares which way its hooked up? Im thinking not but I thought Id check.

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Old 05-06-2013, 06:38 PM   #2
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Anyone have any idea?

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Without doing my research I'd say it doesn't care, kinda like a single filament lightbulb. As long as it gets a positive and negative. But I could be wrong.
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:25 PM   #4
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Its just copper wire wrapped tons of times around a piece of metal. When electricity is applied, the coil energizes and creates a magnetic field. The polarity shouldn't matter unless Eaton uses some sort of special magnet
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Instructions are here, But it makes no mention of orientation.
http://www.eaton.com/ecm/groups/publ.../ct_128304.pdf
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:54 PM   #6
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Well than Im going to say it doesent matter,especially since on the wiring diagram it doesent mention it.The wires are both black so It cant matter.Thanks everyone.
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Well than Im going to say it doesent matter,especially since on the wiring diagram it doesent mention it.The wires are both black so It cant matter.Thanks everyone.
Oh well if they are both black then duh! Haha
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Oh well if they are both black then duh! Haha
Yeah,I was out in the garage & checked both wires.My bad.
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Yeah,I was out in the garage & checked both wires.My bad.
It happens to the best of us.
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It happens to the best of us.
Yeah,every now and then my brain misfires.I better ck the plugs lol
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Yeah,every now and then my brain misfires.I better ck the plugs lol
Just make sure they're the stock NGKs! DOH!!! I kid! I kid!
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Current direction absolutely affects the direction of an induced magnetic field. In the case of the e locker though direction doesn't matter because the magnet is applying a torque to the locking mechanism. Whether the mechanism is turned CC or CCW doesn't matter.
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Current direction absolutely affects the direction of a magnetic field.
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