Guys, I'm out of my league with circuits, but I have a project and an issue someone may be able to help with. I have a rectifier circuit that I believe is taking 16V AC out of a transformer, going through a half wave rectifier and producing some ugly chopped 14V (MOL) DC. I'm just trying to close a relay with it and so I put it into a 12V DC relay and it chatters like the old time teletypes. To smooth out the output enough to keep the relay on, I was thinking of putting a 1000 micro farad capacitor across the input to the relay (e.g. parallel with the relay coil). Would that do it? A different value capacitor? Or am I better off with an AC relay? Or a different approach entirely? This is a simple question for someone knowledgable, but I'm rusty and never very good at this in the first place. Thanks in advance, Mark.