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How does a simple a relay work?

A relay mechanism basically consists of a coil and a spring loaded contact which is free to move across a pivoted axis. The central pole is hinged or pivoted in such a way that when the relay coil is powered with voltage, the central pole joins with one of the side terminals of the device called the N/O contact (Normally Closed).

What are the advantages of using relays?

Using relays allows you to control a number of devices with a single switch (a master ignition switch on a race car, for example). Having only one switch to turn off is safer in an emergency, and more convenient as well.

How to use relay logic?

Use Relay Logic to control the forward or reverse direction of motors. Use Relay Logic to control lights using relays in standard applications as well as 3-way switching application.

Why do relays stick to the unenergised position?

Similarly, a relay with several normally closed (NC) contacts may stick to the unenergised position, so that when energised, the circuit through one set of contacts is broken, with a marginal gap, while the other remains closed.

How does a relay work?

A relatively small electric current that can turn on or off a much larger electric current operates a relay. Relays work like some electrical products since they receive an electrical signal and send the signal to other equipment by turning the switch on and off.

How does a relay switch on a Second Circuit?

Here are two simple animations illustrating how relays use one circuit to switch on a second circuit. When power flows through the first circuit (1), it activates the electromagnet (brown), generating a magnetic field (blue) that attracts a contact (red) and activates the second circuit (2).

What is a so relay?

So relay is a switch which controls (open and close) circuits electromechanically. The main operation of this device is to make or break contact with the help of a signal without any human involvement in order to switch it ON or OFF. It is mainly used to control a high powered circuit using a low power signal.

What is an example of a normally open relay?

This is an example of a normally open (NO) relay: the contacts in the second circuit are not connected by default, and switch on only when a current flows through the magnet.

What causes a relay to stick together?

When relay contacts open and close, small sparks called arcs can eventually cause them to stick together. Also some types of corrosion can cause them to stick. Sticking relay contacts can be cleaned with a burnishing tool or with fine grit emery paper, if you can get to them. Some relays are sealed and cannot be opened.

What is the working of a relay?

A relay is an electromagnetic switch operated by a relatively small electric current that can turn on or off a much larger electric current. The heart of a relay is an electromagnet (a coil of wire that becomes a temporary magnet when electricity flows through it).

Why does the armature of the AC relay stick to the core?

In the e-core of the AC relay, when the air gap of the center column disappears due to the abrasion of the cores on both sides, the armature sticks and cannot be released. Contacts are electrical contact parts used by relays to switch loads.

Why does my relay surge when it closes?

I suspect that although your static load current is well within the relays capability, the surge current when it closes, probably due to charging caps and/or firing up an SMPS, is welding the contacts.

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