In a previous post, @Transistor showed hos to create a simple pulse trigger with a relay and a switch: Is there such a thing as a non-latching pulse switch?
Now I'd like to take the problem one step further to deal with power outage conditions.
But... what if
- the switch is glued down
- the source power goes out, and then comes back on at a some random later stage?
The whole point and requirement is that I need human intervention to manually explicitly push the button, make the connection. If the button is glued shut, it's effectively non existent and the pulse is generated when the power comes on.
So, my thoughts are:
- what about specifically the type of switch. A latching switch will require a person to unlatch and relatch - except that when it's latched it's causing the problem I don't want.
- what about a switch that is only latches if the power is present? If in some way the switch cannot latch if there is no power? I can't see how.
- what about a one shot switch like a gas BBQ piezo electric switch. It generates a spark, but you have to release and press the knob again if you want another spark. I can't find any electronic switches like this.
My environment is a mains power distribution board with 220VAC, and DIN rail mounted components, but I'm open to any other ideas.