I have to replace a faulty SPDT 895-1C-C relay so now I'm looking to buy the product. The problem is that this model it's not the most popular in the world so I thought that I might use something equivalent instead.
I wrote a list with few properties that I consider are important when searching the equivalent relay:
- to have the same PCB terminal type (eg. 1C => SPDT)
- to support the same resistive load (eg: NC=10A/14VDC, NO=20A/14VDC)
- to support the same coil voltage
- max carry current per unit of time
Other props that I regard as optional are insulation type, shock resistance of life expectancy.
Since the relay would be soldered on a PCB its size should be also considered, for obvious reasons.
Btw: on the PCB board there are 4 such identical relays. I want to replace only one. This should be also taken into account.
What do you think that is most important when searching for such equivalents (specifically for relay equivalents) ?