Slip ring for hooter

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Slip ring for hooter

Postby Kango on Fri Jul 31, 2009 12:28 pm

Before I re invent the wheel..
Does anybody know of an off the shelf slip ring. I am not using the Sierra steering column, but would like to have my hooter button on the steering so I need to get power to the hooter, or like it is done in my car an earth to the hooter, because the hooter has a live to it.
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Re: Slip ring for hooter

Postby ross on Fri Jul 31, 2009 2:35 pm

Hi Kango,
You can buy a steering wheel boss kit that comes with a horn button.
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Re: Slip ring for hooter

Postby Kango on Fri Jul 31, 2009 3:09 pm

I got the hooter button. I now need to get the current to flow from the hooter button (on the rotating steering wheel) to the stationary chassis. I need the slip ring to be the revoving connection to the chassis. Our cars has a coil of flat wire that winds up while you turn the steering, but this is too complicated to use, so was thinking of brass ferril sitting on some inselation tape around the steering shaft and some brass "bushes" insulated and mounted on the chassis.

But best would be to be abble to buy something meant for this purpose.
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Re: Slip ring for hooter

Postby ross on Fri Jul 31, 2009 4:04 pm

The kit I'm talking about does what you want.
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Re: Slip ring for hooter

Postby andredp on Fri Jul 31, 2009 7:51 pm

Kango wrote: Our cars has a coil of flat wire that winds up while you turn the steering, but this is too complicated to use


:shock: Eish, I donno, a short piece of neatly coiled wire from left over headlight wire seems much less complicated then a ring etc. If you consider the maybe 1 1/2 turn the wire needs to do to each side, coiling the wire may not even be needed.
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Re: Slip ring for hooter

Postby Kango on Sat Aug 01, 2009 6:23 am

Was thinking the same, but will it last?
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Re: Slip ring for hooter

Postby andredp on Sat Aug 01, 2009 7:11 am

Been lasting for 10 000 very bumpy race kilometers between my 2 cars :?:
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