I am trying to select an appropriate solid state relay for a project using an ESP8266 microcontroller (from 3.3v gpio pins). I don't know much about them, but I assume the key parameters are:
- Maximum load parameters (current and voltage)
- Minimum/maximum control parameters (current and voltage)
Take this http://www.mouser.com/ds/2/315/semi_eng_pd1a_aqy27-1075857.pdf as an example.
WRT to max load, it looks good: 60V/2amp continuously is more than I need.
The control parameters is a bit more confusing... On page 2 the datasheet lists a number of fields next to 'input'. Is the one I want for the control 'LED dropout voltage'? It looks like that says the maximum control voltage is 1.5V (above the 3.3V GPIO logic level coming from my microcontroller). Also, it looks like the 'recommended current' is 5-10mA (which is fine for the 12mA GPIOs). Can someone help me out with this part?