I'm quite new to the electronics, and I'm currently reading a book to learn it. In the chapter I'm in, the author is talking about relays, so I tried to make a simple circuit using a relay IM46.
Here is the circuit I made:
I understand that the LED is lighting, I don't press the switch, so the current does not flow through the relay (if I might say), so this is logical for me so far. The not-so-logical thing (for me), is that when I press the button, the LED goes off and the other stays off. I don't understand why. From what I understood, as the current flows though the relay, the coil should react and then activate the "other side of the relay".
Well, apparently I'm wrong (or I'm using a wrong relay type). I checked the voltage drop on the resistance, it is about 12V.
The input voltage is 12V DC (as written on the relay).
Does anyone see the mistake I made?
As asked, I tried to make the schematic version of this circuit:
When the switch is not pressed, D1 is on and D2 is off. When I press the switch, D1 is off and D2 is on. At least, that's what I want.