Update: Thanks for the help -- working circuit below!
I am trying to turn on a 110V AC array of LEDs with a small 5V relay with some explosive results!! :-)
I am not doing something right as I have successfully blown-up two of my relays...
There are 6 pins, the middle two pins are the coil. When I apply 5V DC I can hear it clicking which I think is expected operation.
I attach the load (array of LEDs) on the left of the photo.
I attach 110V AC from a wall socket on the right side.
- a) No voltage to Coil.
- b) Load and Power Source attached
- c) Result is the LEDs are quite dim.
- When I applied DC to coil the LEDs went out.
I'm not exactly sure why my relays exploded on subsequent attempts. Could it be that I reversed wires on the load, or power source? Should this even make a difference with AC?
Hoping this makes sense!