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Discussion in 'Datasheets, Manuals and Component Identification' started by czucker, Aug 3, 2011.

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  1. czucker

    czucker

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    Hi,
    I'm hoping that someone here can help me figure out what relay socket I need for my project.

    I am looking to build horn and headlight relays for my motorcycle.

    I'd like to use some Panasonic CA1A-12V-5N relay, but cannot identify the necessary socket.

    You can see the datasheet for the relay here and I've attached an image of what the socket looks like.

    I'm very much a novice so any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance,
    Chris

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  2. poor mystic

    poor mystic

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    Hi :)
    if it were me, I'd find the best auto electrician in town (I'd ask among the trades) and take my problem there.
     
  3. czucker

    czucker

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    Unfortunately this seems to be a fairly unusual relay. Most mechanics that I know aren't the best with electrical work.

    Is there no way to divine what type of socket the relay needs from the datasheet?

    I did notice this line in there:

    I just can't really make heads or tails of it.

    Best,
    Chris
     
  4. duke37

    duke37

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    It looks to me that the connectors are the standard quarter inch spade connectors. The clips as shown in the photo are available at any auto suppliers. The block is a housing to insulate one connector from another. You could make something from insulating board and epoxy resin glue.
     
  5. daddles

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    Why not go to a local auto parts store and buy a relay that they have a connector or socket for? Many auto relays I've seen use the 3/16" or 1/4" spade connectors and don't absolutely need a base or socket.
     
  6. czucker

    czucker

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    May 18, 2010
    Because it is for a motorcycle, therefore essentially outdoor, application.

    The above relay is watertight and it's also SPST. Most auto relays are SPDT. I know I can just not use one of the pins and all, but I'd really like to do a really nice, clean job rather than MacGuyver it.
     
  7. poor mystic

    poor mystic

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    In my country mechanics are not expected to be specialists in electrical work; auto electrical work is carried out by auto-electricians, which is a separate trade. Not so where you are?
     
  8. czucker

    czucker

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    You know. . . I don't even know. The only time I've ever taken a car or bike in to be fixed by anyone was when I didn't have the space or tools to do it myself.

    That being said, I've never really heard of an auto electrician before. I guess I read right past that in your original post.
     
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