I'm trying to get back into electronic projects and I'm now working on controlling the direction of a DC motor with 2 push button momentary switches. Motor is 6-8 amps, switches are rated for 18 amps. S1 is a latching push button switch which is currently working fine. S2 and S3 are momentary.
I'm having trouble translating diagrams to actual wiring and components. One bit that is causing me some confusion is the types of switches I'm using for this project. I have some push button switches with both NO and NC contacts. I've attempted to wire this up to no avail. I need some help. I've drawn what I think should be the diagram. Forgive me for the rudimentary notation. Seems to me that wiring the NC contacts of S2 to the NO contacts of S3 should give me one path When S3 is pushed, and the opposite would give me the opposite path. It seems my assumptions are wrong.
The intent is one button for a direction, the other button for the other direction. Full manual control; No limit switches, no relays, no protection diodes, no interlocking circuit, etc. Just the 3 basic components I have on hand. I'm tracking the short circuit condition if both are pressed at the same time. I'm not concerned with that for this experiment.
I could really use some assistance on this one. I'm a former 15Y (Avionics, Armament, and Electrical) and have worked on military aircraft so I'm not totally new to this. Just been out of the game for quite some time.
Updated diagram for reference. Now I just need to get an LED wired across the NO contacts for both switches. Suggestions appreciated.