I was wondering if I can take the 6volt actuator and connect it to a battery to make it run verses using the unit in an airplane etc. I need it for a project on a small scale and hope to just run a forward reverse polarity switch to make it run .
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You can connect the linear actuator to a battery directly and use a rocker switch to change the direction.
This video will show you how:
Let us know if you have further questions.