DC AC relay normally closed

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by Wchenguae, Aug 16, 2013.

  1. Wchenguae

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    Aug 16, 2013
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    Hello there

    I am looking for a relay that uses a low voltage DC input (6v or even 3v if possible) that is used to switch on a 120v or 240v AC circuit to drive a small motor. However, the relay has to be normally closed.

    Does anyone have any recommendations as I've not seen this configuration readily available.

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    Winston
     
  2. MaxHeadRoom

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    Jul 18, 2013
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    What current?
    5vdc relays are available.
    Max.
     
  3. Wchenguae

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    It will be low current. Thanks
     
  4. mcgyvr

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    low means nothing without a number.. Low current to me is up to 20 Amps.

    There are thousands and thousands of relays that would work.. (you didn't look very hard if at all)
    Got a favorite supplier? digikey? mouser? newark? farnell?
    What country are you in?
    SMT?
    Through hole?
    Socket mount?
    Quick connect?
     
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  5. Wchenguae

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    Sorry, I am very new to this... only 2 Amps. I don't have a favourite supplier / manufacturer at all and I have looked, but I guess I'm not sure what I'm looking for. The terminology is a little bit new to me as well. I am base din the UAE, but can have it shipped from UK or USA.

    Thanks for your patience
     
  6. mcgyvr

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    Go to digikey.com
    buy part number Z3314-ND
    Thats a 1 form C (or SPDT) relay. You can use it with normally open or normally closed configuration depending on which contact terminals you use.
     
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