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Anton
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I'm having a bit of a hard time understanding the IO16 bricklet.

 

Is it possible to just have it short a circuit?

I  have a radio that turns on by pushing a button that connects two wires for a short moment and that turns it on. Same thing for turning it off.

So all i really need is the IO16 to make a electrical connection between two wires for a short time to turn the radio on.

There's no current on the wires to the button on the radio.

 

Any help will be appreciated.

 

 

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Hi Anton,

 

if you really want to short two wires you will need something like a switch. The IO-16 or IO-4 Bricklet can't be used as a switch.

If one of your wires is something like a digital input (e.g. radio turns on if 3.3V or 5V is applied) you can use it.

 

If not you have to use a switch, e.g. you can use the dual relay bricklet or the industrial quad relay bricklet.

 

Hope that helps,

 

Bastian

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