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MintyBoost, Blinkytape and a Reed Swich?
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MintyBoost, Blinkytape and a Reed Swich?

by margaretnoble on Fri Jun 03, 2016 1:37 pm

Hello,

I am hoping to embed a Blinkytape operated by a MintyBoost but triggered on by the presence of a magnet. Could these two items work with a Reed Switch like this?

https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10601

Or other?

Thanks for your advice!

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Re: MintyBoost, Blinkytape and a Reed Swich?

by adafruit_support_rick on Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:43 am

Depends on how you wire it up and how many LEDs you have.
That reed switch can only carry 1A. I don't think you would want to have it directly powering the LEDs or the MintyBoost.
Consider attaching the switch to a relay or transistor to carry the power.

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Re: MintyBoost, Blinkytape and a Reed Swich?

by margaretnoble on Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:20 am

Hi Rick,

Thank you for your reply and help! Just to clarify. I am thinking of powering only 1 Blinky Tape that I purchased from Adafruit: https://www.adafruit.com/products/1605 powered by the MIntyboost and the Reed previously mentioned.

Could you recommend an Adafruit "relay or transistor to carry the power" that I can buy in this configuration? Do I need to purchase any other supplies besides electrical wire?

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Re: MintyBoost, Blinkytape and a Reed Swich?

by adafruit_support_mike on Mon Jun 06, 2016 4:22 pm

This circuit should work,

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using this mosfet from our shop: https://www.adafruit.com/products/355

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Re: MintyBoost, Blinkytape and a Reed Swich?

by margaretnoble on Mon Jun 06, 2016 4:39 pm

You are awesome - thank you!!!

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