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Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by ryadav, Dec 4, 2005.

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  1. ryadav

    ryadav Guest

    Can I use 6v DC relay as a switch in the circuit that passes 240volts.

    relay 6v 240 ac vol
    ------/ ----------| |-------------------------
    | ---------------O (bulb)
    | |
  2. Grey

    Grey Guest

    Providing the contacts are rated at 240V with suffiecient load rating. Yes.

  3. Jasen Betts

    Jasen Betts Guest

    Yes, so long as the contacts are rated for 240V at the peak current of the
    bulb (typically 10 times the running current)

    So, for a 100 Watt bulb a relay with 5A 250VAC contacts would be a good

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