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Electric Motor Pulley hooked up to non-latching push switch via 4pin Molex?

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I am currently modding my Silverstone Raven RV-01 door so that it can be closed (pulled up) with an electric motor.
All I know is that the motor must be low rpm and be small, also have a decent amount of torque.
If someone could point me in the right direction for this that would be fantastic. I need:

1. A non-latching push switch
2. A way to hook up the motor to a 4 pin molex connector for power.
3. The right motor (i'm guessing DC 12v) high torque, low rpm.

Thanks.
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Use a 5v hobby servo. They come in many torques, but they come from the factory digitally controlled. You can open them up and solder two wires directly to the motor and use a simple forward/stop/reverse circuit to control it, and you can wire that all up to a 4 pin molex connector.
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Find an appropriately sized linear acutator on EBay. An RC car servo may or may not work, and will require additional hardware (gearing, threaded shaft, rack or other) to operate your door. A linear acutator is designed for this specific application, usually comes as 12v powered, and has all the necessary bits. You just need to supply a couple mounting points so it's stroke length opens the door to where you need it.
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replace alarm with 2 way switch and actuators with servo, your yellow and black wire on the molex are 12v and ground.
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