Will this relay work for 120VAC

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  1. vindicate

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    The label says it will survive switching voltage as high as 250 VAC. That includes 120 VAC.
     
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  5. vindicate

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    Switch 120VAC :)

    So if I want this to switch say, a fan, that would be in the 2A section correct?
     
  6. KMoffett

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    Yes.

    Ken
     
  7. vindicate

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    Out of curiosity what happens if you give the coil more than 6V?
     
  8. BMorse

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    Depending on how much more, it could quickly heat up and short out the coil, then you will have to replace it.... worst case (9volts), you will get a lot of chatter from it, then, have to replace it...

    B. Morse
     
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    It will cause the coil to heat up. The higher the over-voltage the more the heat, until it burns out and/or melts the plastic parts.

    Ken
     
  10. KMoffett

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    Out of curiosity why would 9vdc on the coil cause a 6vdc relay to chatter?

    Ken
     
  11. retched

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    I'm guessing he is speaking from experience ;)
     
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