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Relay to control 110v light?

i am trying to control my lights with a 12v switch. Is their a relay that can handle 200watts at 110v ac but will latch in both the open and closed position and the coil will switch using 12v dc.

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  • 9 years ago
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    Need more information:

    Latching relays with 12v coils are available.

    HOWEVER: We have dual-coil latching relays available

    We have bistable latching relays available

    The difference is: The first type has a 3-wire coil: momentarily energize 1&2 to latch

    : momentarily energize 2&3 to unlatch

    The second type has a 2-wire coil: momentarily energize it once to close, a second time to open

    What is your choice? They are in the $15-$20 range, with the first type usually a couple bucks less.

    Please advise...I'll get you a part number so that you can order direct

    Source(s): Newark Electronics catalog
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    5 years ago

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    Relay to control 110v light?

    i am trying to control my lights with a 12v switch. Is their a relay that can handle 200watts at 110v ac but will latch in both the open and closed position and the coil will switch using 12v dc.

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  • 9 years ago

    You need neither a latching relay or contactor, if you intend to leave the relay energized in the "ON" position. Simply use a single pole relay with a normally open (in the energized position) contact,or the normally open terminal of a double pole relay. Most relays are rated at for at least 5 amperes, unless you use an electronic duty relay, and your light draws less than 2 amps.

    Relays are available with 12 VDC coils. Try Radio Shack.

    Source(s): Retired EE
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    4 years ago

    110v Relay

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  • 9 years ago

    Most 12 volts DC relay can do. Just read its contact current rate at least 3 amperes as what you required. All relay comes with NO and NC contacts and some even has six or more sets of contact. You could parallel the contacts to increase the current rate.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Yep, what your looking for is a contactor, its basicaly a relay but can handle more current. I know they make 24vdc, I'm pretty sure you can fine 12 though.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    It can be done with contactor with 12V coil and simple DOL circuit.

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