# Help with controlling 2 dc motors using microswitches

1. ## Help with controlling 2 dc motors using microswitches

hi and im new in this forum sorry if i posted it in the wrong section , but my question is this is it possible to control 2 dc motors using 4 microswitch with common , no , nc contact ( joystick mechanism ) , the forward switch will control the 2 motors forward and the reverse switch will control the 2 motors reverse , and the left switch will only control 1 motor which is the right motor , and the right switch will control the other motor which is the left motor ( just like electric wheelchair ) btw 24v supply , your help is much appreciated thanks. :)

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Hi,

like this?

Klaus

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3. ## Re: Help with controlling 2 dc motors using microswitches

Each switch has two positions: no and nc. With four such switches, we have 16 possible combinations.

We have 2 motors; each motor has three states: off, forward, reverse. The possible combinations are 9.

You have to map 16 possible switch combinations into 9 possible motor status. You need to enumerate all the possible combinations.

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