I have a 5-2-1 normally closed relay. Pin5 to Pin2 are the Coil. Pin2 to Pin1 are the contacts. Pin2 is Common. A BackFlow EMF is what causes the contacts to Open when incircuit. (Still don't get how the BackFlow EMF "actually works", but that is a question for another post.

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I just put an Ohm meter on the Relay Coil. It initially registered about 14000 ohm (EDIT: s/b kOhms NOT Ohms), but as the leads were held the value keep dropping 1 or 2 ohms at a time. I assumed the meter was trying to find a value. I got tired of waiting so removed the leads and tried again. The Ohm value picked up about the same Ohm value when I removed the leads and then continued to drop further. I repeated this one more time and the same thing happened -- started at the prior value and continued to drop. Can someone explain this?

Thanks

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I just put an Ohm meter on the Relay Coil. It initially registered about 14000 ohm (EDIT: s/b kOhms NOT Ohms), but as the leads were held the value keep dropping 1 or 2 ohms at a time. I assumed the meter was trying to find a value. I got tired of waiting so removed the leads and tried again. The Ohm value picked up about the same Ohm value when I removed the leads and then continued to drop further. I repeated this one more time and the same thing happened -- started at the prior value and continued to drop. Can someone explain this?

Thanks

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