I have a Sonifex Net-log audio recording device. It can be configured to begin recording on remote input. From the manual:
The remote inputs and output can be driven by 5V logic. The inputs are active low. These can be set to momentary or latching action via the Remote Options screen.
The connection of the Net-Log has four such remote inputs and a common ground plus outputs (which I'm not going to use). In momentary configuration, pulling an input pin to ground causes recording to start, releasing causes recording to end.
Consider the following diagram:
Pressing SW1 causes recording to begin.
I have designed a CMOS logic circuit with various gates to decide when to record. The final output stage is a 74HCT08N AND gate. Originally I had planned to connect the input via a transistor to drive a reed switch to close the input pin to ground but I'm wondering if I can do without the switch part?
My question is, can I achieve this using a simple transistor? I think this could be implemented as a simple transistor switch but I'm not sure as I don't think any current will flow as such?
Do you think this arrangement will work: