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Questions tagged [solid-state-relay]

A solid-state relay (SSR) is a switching device that accepts a small control signal to control a larger load current and/or voltage. In many ways they perform the same function as an electromechanical relay without any moving parts, they have many advantages but also some disadvantages compared to a ...

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How to find max load limit in datasheet?

I have а datasheet for CPC1008N: http://www.ixysic.com/home/pdfs.nsf/www/CPC1008N.pdf/$file/CPC1008N.pdf But I don't understand: how to find max load limit in datasheet? Can I use this SSR to ...
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Software controlled variable voltage AC supply with SSR relays

I have an autotransformer like this one : I would like to control it with an arduino solid state relay like this one: What would happens if I wire every output of the transformer together to the ...
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Do I need to limit logic current into this SSR

This Opto22 OAC5 (datasheet link below) relay has a logic input current of 12mA. I am building a transformer/rectifier to feed the logic switch. Can I just connect the power to the input or does it ...
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Analog Switches for decoupled Signal

I am currently working on a small board just for learning about PCB-Design and some analog stuff. Hence, I am pretty much a noob in this domain. I want to measure the impedance of a device, however ...
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Rectify 6VAC to DC for solid state relay

I need to rectify 6VAC to DC to trigger a solid state relay that needs 2.5-8vdc, can I use 4 diodes and if so does it need a "smooth ing capacitor" and what value? Thank You
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Achieving minimum load current for a zero crossing SSR relay for weak loads

I'm trying to achieve the minimum load current for this AC SSR which is 50mA. My previous question revealed that zero crossing SSRs need minimum load current operate. I didn't want to ask many ...
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Circuit to a/b switch like a relay would. So an analog or digital signal can be turned on or off or routed

I need to build an arduino-based switcher / router for a multi-arcade to route controls to different game boards, and also switch 2 vga inputs into one output. Without introducing any lag also. 3 ...
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A question about using optocoupler instead of FET for longer signal wires

After my previous question I had concluded to use the following circuitry to operate this solid state relay: But now I found out that, from the micro-controller(Arduino UNO) digital output pin to the ...
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How to size these resistors for the MOSFET gate or are they redundant for this case?

I want to control this solid state relay through a 0/5V digital output. The digital output should not draw more than 10mA so I will use this FET transistor. 12V DC power supply is used to switch the ...
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Electronically connecting/disconnecting device from a CAN bus

What I'm trying to do can be best described by the following circuit based on an electromechanical relay: simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab However, is there a simpler ...
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Component values

Can somebody clarify the following points for the MOC3041 sample circuit given at their datasheet: What are the wattages of resistors at the HOT side What is the difference between 360Ω and just 330 ...
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Replace a relay with an analog switch

I'm trying to replace a relay with a SPDT cmos analog switch MAX4678 for switching a sine wave, The switch is powered with dual power supply +5/-5 and +5 to its V_logic pin. This is what i got in ...
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Need help in understanding connecting a relay with an IR receiver

I am trying to follow and wire up the circuit given here. The explanation is in this page. In the circuit, IR1 is the component which has an IR receiver connected to a relay. From my understanding ...
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25A SIP Solid State Relay Question

I have been testing with the SSRF-240D25R to see his application on shutting down a load current that in my case is mains powered from the grid. In order to see if the relay stops the currents flow ...
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Command Solid State Relay using NPN transistor 2N2222 [duplicate]

I'm trying to command a Solid State Relay with the HV1 pin, I can't connect it directly(HV1 to CH1) due to the fact that the impedance on that pin is too low and I only obtain 2.8V when connected. So,...
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Bidirectional Logic Translator translates to 2.8V instead of ~5

Considering the below PCB with the following scheme, with components inserted, with DC+ connected to a relay's DC+, DC- to DC-. When CH1 is connected to the relay, the voltage between HV1 and HGND is ...
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Can I connect DC12v on VAC output (2A 100-240V) relay?

Solid State Relay G3MB This relay's output says "2 A at 100 to 240 VAC". If I wanted to connect something like DC12v 2A to this relay output, It is not going work? It might work, but it will ...
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Solid-state relay to control 120v with 2v

I need a solid state relay to control 120v AC with about 2v DC. What I'm trying to do is control a light string with the relay. I just need something simple, where I can stick wires in and out. What ...
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Make a one-way switch with a BJT or relay?

I've been trying to figure out how to make a one-way switch with some analogue electronics. i.e.: my first idea was to use a BJT. What I'm trying to find is a design that when the base current is ...
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Problem with Solid State Relay based on MOC3061

I was experimenting the circuit below. In the load, I placed the input of a full bridge rectifier. The issue is that the power triac is never activated. Sounds like the zero cross is not working. Is ...
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Low Voltage Marx Generator Switch

I have a low voltage Marx generator which is connected to a coil inductor, eventually forming an LC oscillator. I want to find a way to switch the circuit on, but because the voltage is low I cannot ...
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Bridge Rectifier as Load for an SSR Circuit

Somehow, I wanted to control the power to a bridge rectifier. I had two ideas in my mind: 1- Using a PCB mounted power relay driven by a transistor (is isolation maintained?) 2- Using a SSR, i.e, a ...
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Would I need a zero-crossing SSR for a reflow oven controller?

I'd like to follow this guide to create a reflow oven controller: https://apollo.open-resource.org/mission:resources:picoreflow But I am confused on the zero-crossing SSR. Does it need to be zero-...
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TVS protection burnt too easily

It's about an year that I'm using TVS diodes to suppress spikes from the AC motors (240V - max 240W) that drives my roller shutters and protect the solid state relay that actuate the motor. What is ...
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Relay circuit not working

I have connected my relay with a nodeMCU so that when I give commands to relay through nodeMCU the led connected to relay gets powered up. But after proper connection also it doesn't power up.
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Can a Solid-State Relay Control AC Powered Fan Speed Via PWM

I'm working on a project where I'd like to control the speed of an AC powered box fan using a microcontroller. I am wondering if this can be accomplished by using a PWM output to control a solid-...
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Solid state relay voltage current rating

I am looking to use a solid state relay like this one . This relay has a peak load voltage of 350v and continuous dc current rating of 110mA. My question - if I wanted to control 12v @ 1A DC through ...
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A Drone 1900w led lightning flasher with a ssr problem. Help please

I'm a lighting technician that works in the UK film industry. I was really hoping some one could help me with a SSR switching issue. I have built a led lightning flasher to simulate storm lightning ...
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Relay model for controlling the Air Conditioner power supply

I am trying to control my Air conditioner via MQTT protocol. I just want to make the power on and off. How can I calculate the relay current rating for 1126 Watts of power? Link to AC model: https://...
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Should I use a mechanical or solid state relay for a hairdryer

I have a device that needs to use a controllable source of hot air. I want to use a hairdryer as they're available everywhere and very cheap too. I have a board with these relays on it (and I'd be ...
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Resistor for solid state relay (CPC1008N)

I have solid state relay (CPC1008N) Dataheet here. What is the resistor I need to use to connect it to a power supply with an output voltage of 4.5 volts?
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What symbol to use for a solid state relay in a schematic?

What symbol should I use to indicate a solid state relay in a schematic? The internal schematic of the solid state relay is shown in the data sheet, but showing all of the internal components in the ...
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Connect two different sources with two Digital Ouptuts using an Adam 4055

I would like to operate an Adam 4055 module to control two different applications having their own power supply. Adam 4055 is Digital Input/Output control module over RS-485, I use only the DO part ...
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Can we switch ground in relay

I am having a 3 pin relay used in bike horns. My need is to turn on and off ground using the positive as trigger. That means the positive terminal of the device is connected to the 12v supply. Usually ...
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Help with circuit to alternate a light switch with solid state

I have designed a PCB that allows me to turn a light on with a mechanical relay. The difference between your average implementation here is that I also wired the board up to a wall light switch which ...
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Discharge of a coil powered by parallel transformers

I have the following circuit: I basically have 2 transformer, one is 230V-8V the other one has a ratio of 1:1, so 230V on the secondary. I'm rectifying the two signals with two full bridge ...
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Relay or optocoupler to switch thermostat wires

I'm doing a project to replace my thermostat with a DIY one. I'm trying to figure out how to switch the heating/cooling/fan/humidity wires. I'm inclined to go with an optocoupler like the 4N35. It ...
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Replacing a relay with an SSR

What to replace a relay with? I read the above article and its links, and the main article is from 2002. I wonder if they haven't solved all/most of those issues with SSR's by now. Also I watched ...
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SSR to replace the contactor

Can I use SSR to replace the contactor for a water pump? So that one hour works and one hour is off. Does this work damages SSR?(for example pool purification pump)
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Electromagnetic Relay versus G-Force

I have an electromagnet-based SPDT relay that I am considering using inside a model rocket. It is estimated to experience between 10-20G of acceleration. Should I worry about the acceleration ...
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Controlling millivolt fireplace with Wi-Fi wall switch

My whole house is setup with Wi-Fi wall switches. They're just like basic 110V wall switches, but they can be controlled via Wi-Fi. I'm in the U.S. I'd now like to enable my fireplace. The fireplace ...
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Electromechanical or Solid State Relay Low Duty Cycle 1/2 HP Motor

i'm hoping someone can help me decide the best relay (in my scenario) for controlling a 1/2hp inductive load from 110-120v motor. I've spent numerous days researching this and hoping someone with more ...
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Omron G3MB-202P SSR reset loop

I am using an Omron G3MB-202P SSR to switch an AC outlet on and off as depicted in the below sketch. This works fine. However, when connecting a phone charger to the "controlled" AC outlet while the ...
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Effects of rapidly pulsing DC inductive load on solid state relays

I'd like to use some solid state relays to turn on and off a high voltage, low current DC inductive circuit (120-150VDC, 20-60ma). The SSR would only be switched on and off at a maximum of once every ...
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Am I using AC relays correctly?

My original question was put on hold because a number of people found it confusing. Drew figured it out, however, and set me down the right path with relays (not diodes). There is still one issue ...
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Recommendations on gate driver circuit to pass +/-230V AC?

I am looking for recommendations on how i would implement a circuit to drive a mosfet that will pass 230V+/- AC. I was thinking of using a gate drive transformer but i am unsure on how to approach ...
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Thermocouple noise causing spurious reading with SSR

I have a thermocouple PID SSR heater as shown, based on the MAX31855 ( datasheet ). I get spurious readings when the arduino is plugged into my laptop, my laptop is plugged in to its charger, and the ...
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Using TRIAC to switch AC load at specific phase

I have built a simple circuit to switch an AC load. Here is the setup: 230 VAC transformed down to 8,5 VAC. 8,5VAC fed into H11AA1 using current limiting resistors. The pulses from the zero crossing ...
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Light bulbs are blinking when controlling powerful heater with PWM via SSR

I'm creating a diy sous-vide rig using esp8266, a tubular heating element (1.5 kW) and a solid state relay (zero- cross, Fotek SSR-25DA) I use a relatively powerful heating element, so that the water ...
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What could have gone wrong with my TLP222A?

I'm using a TLP222A to switch a 24V load that never pulls more than about 200mA. My circuit looks like this, ignore that the chip name is wrong. I have 4 of these connected to 4 GPIO pins. 2 of them ...