Originally Posted by Pudge565
But I do know now that I need to work on ladder diagrams. I will be proficient at it by the end of the year.
When you get a minute,
you should figure out AND gates and OR gates. And, Exclusive ORs. These "logic functions" are used everywhere.
E.g. the Check Engine Light implements an OR function. Any one or more sensors indicating car problems will light the light. Probably half a dozen sensors scattered throughout the engine and transmission feed this one light.
With paralleled N.O. switch contacts, or paralleled switching transistors, any one
closing can run the motor.
N.O. switches in series implement an AND function; they all
must be closed to pass current.