Building a time delay relay HELP!

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by circa27, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. circa27

    Thread Starter Member

    Feb 22, 2011
    I need to make a time delay relay for my vehicle. It has HIDs and when I start the car, its bad for the lights to turn on at the same time (power draw = flicker)

    I have the setup on a killswitch now so I can safely turn the car on without worry, but I'd like to have it automatic. So my goal would be that the time delay would stall the relay from delivering power for about 5-10 seconds. Advice would be appreciated
  2. SgtWookie


    Jul 17, 2007
    Sorry, but automotive modifications can't be discussed on these forums.

    Please see the Terms of Service, paragraph 6.
    Link: Terms of Service
  3. circa27

    Thread Starter Member

    Feb 22, 2011
    its not a modification, its a plug switch.

    but wicked forum rules, way to be reasonable with everyone. Its actually sad when a forum will allow people to ask how to work with 20000v ballasts that they dont know how to use yet no one will explain how to use a capacitor in a relay if its 'automotive' and a wopping 50mA at 12 volts.

    Mods, maybe you should modify your rules to be appropriate for everyone trying to learn about their electronics instead of being biased against safe automotive projects
  4. MrCarlos

    Active Member

    Jan 2, 2010
    Hello circa27

    Take it easy.

    There is another person asking for about the same over here: # post379395
    That person raised their statements in another way.

    I understand that you're requiring a circuit for this or that.

    See if you could use the circuit shown over there

    at your service