Relay

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by Cerkit, Jun 1, 2009.

  1. Cerkit

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    How is it that the magnetism from the coil in a relay switch does not distort the signal passing through it?
     
  2. beenthere

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    The coil and the contacts are somewhat separated, and the signals through the contacts do not have any relationship to the energizing current in the coil.

    Passing a signal in the vicinity of an magnetic field has no effect on the signal, as the magnetic field is concentrated by the pole piece.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Relay
     
  3. mik3

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    Relays operating with a DC coil don't affect the signal because the magnetic field does not vary with time. The only time it can create noise in the signal is when it switches on/off.
    Relays operating with AC can add noise to the signal conducted by the relay. However, relays are designed in such a way that the magnetic field is weak in the vicinity of the relay conducts. Also, the length of the conducts is short and thus the induced voltage will be tiny.
     
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