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Netduino and 5v relais 220v


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#1 TalbotEv


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Posted 18 February 2013 - 01:44 PM

Hi there!


I have a project where i need to switch on and off a light. I have this relais of 5v which switches 220v on or off.

No i was wondering can i hook the relais on the netduino and have it switch te relais by using a digital io ?

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 01:55 PM

Hi Talbot,


It is possible, but you'll need a transistor for that too. A relay pulls quite a lot of current which can't be provided by a GPIO pin.

See http://www.pcbheaven...istor_Circuits/ for more information about such a circuit.


Also: be very careful when interfacing with 220V. A mistake is easely made and can be quite fatal for you(r equipment). ;)

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 02:20 PM

Thanks for the info, i'll check it out!

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