Author Topic: DIY tube trigger - Multiple piezo question  (Read 44 times)

Offline Joker47

DIY tube trigger - Multiple piezo question
« on: January 23, 2023, 06:03:54 PM »
I've been thinking of making a homemade tube trigger, and was wondering about setting up the piezo's inside.

Theoretically, if I was to make say, a 12" tube trigger, can the piezo's inside the tube be "daisy-chained" together, then wired to the same output?

The idea, is to place them evenly through the tube, so that a hit anywhere on the tube triggers it equally.

Is there any reason anyone is aware of that the piezo's couldn't, or shouldn't be daisy-chained together?

Thanks,
J
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Online Hellfire

Re: DIY tube trigger - Multiple piezo question
« Reply #1 on: Yesterday at 04:59:51 PM »
I've been thinking of making a homemade tube trigger, and was wondering about setting up the piezo's inside.

Theoretically, if I was to make say, a 12" tube trigger, can the piezo's inside the tube be "daisy-chained" together, then wired to the same output?

The idea, is to place them evenly through the tube, so that a hit anywhere on the tube triggers it equally.

Is there any reason anyone is aware of that the piezo's couldn't, or shouldn't be daisy-chained together?

Thanks,
J

You can daisy chain them together. Or you can try wiring them in parallel (meaning are red wires together and all black wires together).
To be honest I don't think multiple piezo elements are really necessary for a 12" tube trigger. I think a single piezo element would work just fine.
Just my two cents.
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Offline Chaser

Re: DIY tube trigger - Multiple piezo question
« Reply #2 on: Yesterday at 08:48:44 PM »
I agree with Hellfire..it's too small trigger to worry about even sensitivity...you may have to deal with crosstalk as it is.
It will depend on how and where you mount it.
PINTECH had 3 Tube Types...Nimrod which was 6"..Dingbat which was 12"...both were patented?
It looks like they were discontinued and now sold as "Tubular Pads.".
The repair kits (identical) consist of a jack and a foam cylinder (probably placed in the center of the tube) with the Piezo inside

NIMROD REPAIR KIT

DINGBAT REPAIR KIT

TUBULAR PADS