Switch wiring

I am from IT background so I don't have much knowledge on electrical. This is maybe a very simple question. I want to connect a switch to act as a master "on/off" to the IND.IO. If the switch is off, the program in loop will not be executed. According to arduino samples, I should use pull down resistor to get rid of the "floating" state in the digital input pin. Is it the same in IND.IO-1286? The switch has two NO ports and both ports will be connected when the switch is on. I am thinking to connect +V from power supply to first NO port and second NO port to one of the IND.IO digital pin as INPUT. Will it work? I want it to send signal HIGH (24Vdc from psu) to the input pin when the switch is on but worry I would damage the IND.IO if I wire it wrongly. The same power supply is used to power up the IND.IO. Please kindly advise. Thank you =)

Albert Tobing
Albert Tobing
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Asked on 10/9/16, 5:39 AM

Hi Albert, the wiring you describe is correct, you can connect the 24V of your PSU to a digital I/O channel of the IND.I/O via your switch. As far as i know, the best way would be to first declare the channel as digital output, write LOW to it, then change it to digital input, e.g. in the setup of your sketch.

on 10/9/16, 11:17 AM

Hi Tom. So there is no need to connect any resistor in between the psu and digital input? I can connect V+ from psu straight to digital input when switch is on?

Albert Tobing
on 10/9/16, 4:43 PM

Hi Albert, that's right, you don't need a resistor between PSU and digital I/O. But as Stefano mentions, it's probably a good idea to use GND for your switch instead of 24V; define the channel as digital output, write HIGH (to enable the pull-up resistor), change the channel to digital input and read LOW when the switch is on.

on 10/11/16, 1:04 AM

Hello Albert,

I usually do the opposite for the very reason you state.

I write HIGH on the input to enable pull-up resistor and then connect the switch between the I/O and GND.

This way I feel more safe against mistakes.

But either way is just fine.

Stefano Giuseppe Bonvini
Stefano Giuseppe Bonvini
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Answered on 10/9/16, 4:31 PM

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