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    Momentary to control on & off circuit

    Hi everyone. As stated I am trying to figure out the easiest way to make a momentary switch control button control the on and off for my 12V lights I have on my vehicle. I know the very basics of electronics, I currently have the lights powered by two different switches on relays. Longer story...
  2. sofitens

    Wiring a NC relay for an AC condenser fan

    I'm planning for a project where I need a NC relay with a 24 VAC coil to disable my AC condenser fan, and I could use help selecting a correct relay to use and ensuring it's wired correctly. The condenser fan (OFM in the 1st diagram) is pretty typical with 3 wires, 1 coming from the contactor...
  3. S

    Turn 6V motor on/off via 555 timer astable circuit and 5V relay

    I have been working on a circuit to turn a motor on for several seconds, and then off for a longer period, using a 555 astable circuit. The on time needs to be around 5-10 seconds, and the off time needs to be about a minute. To get around the 50% duty cycle issue and allow for a longer off...
  4. Genosphere

    Trouble: Simulator expectations vs constructed circuit; 555timer.

    So I am having some trouble building the circuit I had built in a sim, several to be exact, which all seemed to work the way I wanted them to. Now that I have built the circuit on a board, Im not getting the results expected. Checked wiring and and parts, things look ok. Odds are I have missed...
  5. W

    Raspberry Pi triggers relay before power is turned on.

    I bought a relay like this today for my raspberry pi, and I am encountering a very strange issue. I connected the 5v output to the VCC pin, the ground to ground and a GPIO pin to the IN pin on the relay. I opened python and assigned 'led' to 'LED(15)', which is very standard. THAT triggered the...
  6. S

    RC snubber circuit for 220V AC solenoid valve

    Hello fine people! I've got a 220v AC solenoid valve which I want to control through a 5v relay module with rasp pi. As I've understood, I have to add an RC snubber circuit in series in order to protect the relay. And this is where I need help. I need to figure out what resistor and what...
  7. flipper2222222

    IR infra red frequency convertor

    hi everyone, not sure if this is even possible, maybe someone knows of a way. I have a IR blaster that sends at 38kHz and a device that has a 37kHz infra red system. is there a IR convertor \ relay that can make the receiving device (cable set top box) accept the commands of the sending...
  8. qwaspen

    Car fan auxiliary heater

    Hi! Got a problem with my auxiliary heater. I connected an auxiliary heater to my car and everything was working great. However, when I added the wiring harness for the car fan, it won’t work. I can only measure 5v at the relay, which is odd since it should be 12v. In addition to this, the car...
  9. W

    What does the datasheet say about the relay?

    I'm busy with a project that uses a Raspberry Pi zero and a relay. I've tried 2 relays and neither worked. I'd like some help to understand how to choose the correct relay, as well as which one will work. First, I used this one: SSR-100DA. I connected the input to the Pi, and the output to my...
  10. M

    Wireless RF Relay Project: 12 Fish Feeders, Low DC Voltage Circuits

    Hi Everyone, Project Goal: Feed my fish! Tidy up and get rid of conduit and wires running eveywhere! Current Setup: I have 12 Fish Feeders powered by a DC motor, and I run all the wires run along the walls in conduit back to the controller. Each color represents one fish tank. ("1-4" feeder...
  11. G

    Two LEDs and 2 SPST. Four states?

    Hello, Newbie question I have a device that have two SPST relays that I control. From these relays, I would like to control the ON/OFF states of two LEDs (red and green) and a high/low brightness state. This gives four possibilities: Red High brightness Red Low brightness Green High brightness...
  12. snajperisti

    Snubber Circuit Design 230V, 16A, Problem in small load, Current Flow!

    Hello We designed this Snubber Circuit with this varistor in parallel but we have a problem in a small load. Even when the relay is disconnected, a small current is flowing. For example, when connecting a phone charger, the phone screen keeps turning on and off. The varistor is Hongzhi Elec...
  13. A

    Relay for Solar System as Backup Only

    Background I'm working on a seismic alert network and seismograph station at my school in Puerto Rico. We're building a solar system for the system to continue running during a potential seismic event. The system only consumes about 10 Watts, but with the satellite internet equipment it might go...
  14. D

    is there a relay or solenoid valve that support 4 5 times open and close per second ?

    hello everybody ... for a project i want to use the pneumatic for sorting purpose is there any solenoid valve pneumatic with that features ... ? if not whats the fastest relay i can use for my project ? is it the simple way possible that complete my project without relay or solenoid valves ???
  15. J

    Relay circuit- automotive

    Hello. im seeking some help designing a seemingly simple circuit. I’m not experienced enough with this so I’m hoping you can assist. It is in an automotive application. 16vdc electrical system with common ground. I have a normally open ground that is closed when engine rpm rises to a chosen...
  16. C

    Install timer delay in pump circuit

    I am looking to install a delay timer in a simple 12v circuit that supplies a well pump (6A) in a garden powered from a solar charged battery. I want the pump to run for 10mins when a circuit is closed on a toggle switch. If the pump is to restart after it has stopped, the toggle will need to...
  17. K

    I need help with my circuit (optocoupler, transistor, relay)

    Hello, i've got a newbie question, i hope some of you more experienced guys can give me an answer. I've recreated a simple circuit, that closes relay contacts using optocoupler and transistor, just for fun and i've found out that it's not working, after some time i've succeded to get the circuit...
  18. TribbleRED

    Golf Cart Paddle Shifter

    Yup, you read that right... paddle shifters on a golf cart :cool: ***Disclaimer*** Out of respect for you boys and girls I have spent quite some time trying to figure this out before coming here so as to refrain from a drive-by post where the answer could have been found had I tried a little...
  19. maitrey

    Design Interlock for two operations (Manual Switch and Automatic Switch)

    Hello, I am in the process of designing an interlock for two operations. 1. Operated by Manual Switch 2. Remotely through an Automatic Switch (Can't be controlled Manually) If user turns manual switch then operation should start. (In this case, if someone activates automatic switch it should...
  20. Lambo Av

    Generator protection, calculating resistance for protection

    A 20kV, 100VA generator is protected by differential protection. 70% of the winding will be protected against the phase. What is the value of resistance to be located at the "Neutral to Ground" protection if the relay operates 30% out of the balance current? Below are my steps to the solution...
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