Anyone use the 5vdc relay?

chadwright

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Can I use the AllElectronics 5vdc relay with a 6 volt battery without hurting the relay since the battery is 6volts and the relay is only 5 volts.

Thanks for the help.

Chad
 

VT Hunter

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I used a 5vdc reed relay with a 6vdc battery from my Sony Video Camera. Seems to work fine.
 

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I use a 9.6volt rc car pack on my 5vdc  reed relay and it doesn't seem to hurt it. I think i read somewhere that somebody had tested this thing up to nearly 12 volts with no problems noted. Thanks DC
 

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At 6 Volts, the relay should work fine, but I would not leave it on for more than a couple of minutes.  At 12 volts however, I would not leave it on but for a second or two.  12 volts will begin to heat the coil wire up if left on for longer than a few secons and will drastically reduce the life of the relay.  
 

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