High voltage transistor

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by subash, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. subash

    Thread Starter New Member

    Oct 13, 2009

    I have one 230v single phase motor. full load current of this motor is max.3A. i am trying to switch the power supply of this motor through a transister(trying to replace relay). the controllling system is my PIC16f877a.can anyone suggest me a transister and a possible circuit for this. I think we can feed base current from PIC port.but iam not sure about the collector and emitter connections.
  2. beenthere

    Retired Moderator

    Apr 20, 2004
    A transistor will not work. It is a DC device.

    You might find that a solid state relay will work nicely. Here's a blurb - www.sure-electronics.net/.../Solid%20State%20Relays%20SSR%2024-480V%20AC,%2025A%20SSR%20user's%20manual.pdf
  3. MikeML

    AAC Fanatic!

    Oct 2, 2009
    Use an SSR which is opto-isolated. Otherwise, your PIC circuit will be connected to the AC line, creating a huge hazard for you or anybody else that works on it in the future.