12V DC 20A SPDT Relay

Code: N93ED

  • Suits various circuits in the modelling and hobby market
  • Pin terminals for easily soldered joints
  • 20A switching capacity

Product details

12V DC 20A SPDT Relay

• Suits various circuits in the modelling and hobby market
• Pin terminals for easily soldered joints
• 20A switching capacity
• Designed for operation on a 12V power source
• Single pole double throw

Why use a standard relay?
This relay is perfect for use in home automation, modelling applications or hobbies. It can be mounted onto a PCB board, and comes with eight easily soldered pins. The relay can be run off a 12V power supply.

What does single pole double throw (SPDT) mean?
A single pole double throw relay is used to alternate which circuit a signal or voltage is sent to. It has one terminal on one side of the switch, known as the common, and two on the other side called normally open (NO) and normally closed (NC). When the relay’s coil is not powered, the common connector will be linked to the NC connection. When the relay is powered, the common connector will be linked to the NO connection.

Why would I use a relay?
There are several advantages to using a relay. You may want to switch a high current to a lower current, for example controlling a mains operated device using a lower powered switch.
You can use a SPDT relay to connect a circuit in one way when there is no power and another when the relay is active - for example switching from a red light to a green light when the relay is activated.

Specifications
Coil voltage 12 V
Rating load (resistive) 16A @ 250V AC
20A @ 30V DC
Maximum switching power 600 W
Maximum switching voltage 250 V (AC) / 30 V (DC)
Maximum switching current 20 A
Minimum switching current/voltage 100 mA 5 VDC
Contact material Ag Alloy
Insulation resistance < 100 MOhm
Dimensions
Width 29.4 mm
Depth 12.6 mm
Height 25.6 mm
Weight 17 g

Bulk Prices

Item code Item name Quantity Price
N93ED 12V DC 20A SPDT Relay (1+) £2.99

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