I have a project , I know what I want it to do but don’t know how or the components needed.
I want this IR beam-break trigger to control two of these 12v magnets (.33A each). When the beam is broken, I want the magnets to release. As soon as the beam is restored I want the magnets to re-energize.
The 12V power supply is a battery commonly used on lawnmowers. The IR emitter and receiver are 5.5V and 20mA. The distance between IR Emitter and Receiver is 6”.
I know this is a simple circuit for most of you but I need help. I don’t know how to make the 5V IR break beam control the 12V relay. Your help would be appreciated. This old man needs help.