[DMCForum] Re: Relays & current draw
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[DMCForum] Re: Relays & current draw

On 2/26/06, DOCTORDHD@xxxxxxx <DOCTORDHD@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> Another would be to design a simple electronic version using a transistor.

That's also a good idea, but not something I know how to do myself. I
understand relays and basic electrical theory just fine but get lost
quick when it comes to engineering anything other than a very basic
circuit. :)

> How much current do you need to handle?

The actuators seem to draw about 5 amps and I often hit two at a time,
so 10-15 amps would be fine. However, the dual relay interlock system
I devised will work fine with zero current draw when the car is
parked, so I'm going to run with it. :)

However... If you want to share with me how an electronic transistor
relay might be built and how to calculate standby power & build for
the required current draw, I'll certainly listen and learn something
new! You don't have to, though, as I'm betting that would be a time
consuming explanation to get me to understand it. ;-)


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