I'm currently learning electronics and right now, I'm trying to use a relays... without success. Here is a picture of my circuit:
First of all, don't mind the 2 cables on the top right and the relay on the bottom right, they are not used.
So, from what I understood about relays, here are my thoughts about this circuit.
When the button is not pressed, the relay does not receive any tension, so the pins connected to the lightning LED are active, which is why the LED on the top is lightning... That I get...
Now, when I press the button, a 12V DC tension is going inside the relay, so I was kind of hoping that it would make it switch and then the second LED would be lightning but... no...
The relay is an AXICOM IM26, you can find the datasheet of this one in here: http://www.te.com/commerce/DocumentDelivery/DDEController?Action=showdoc&DocId=Specification+Or+Standard%7F108-98001%7FV%7Fpdf%7FEnglish%7FENG_SS_108-98001_V_IM_0614_v1.pdf%7F4-1462039-1
However, a friend made me notice that this datasheet "talks about" a switching current of 2/5A but I have trouble to imagine that this small relay really requires that amount of current to switch, especially because it is writing "12 V DC" on it, which, for me, tend to indicate that it switches at 12V. But it would explain why it is not switching when I press the button.
Can someone explain me what is wrong with my circuit ?