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12V DC 2A DPDT Miniature Latching Relay

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Quoting product code: N38AW


About this product


  • 12V DC 2A DPDT Miniature latching Relay
  • Designed for direct PCB mounting and can be mounted in a standard 16 pin DIL socket
  • High coil sensitivity

Product overview

  • 12V DC 2A DPDT Miniature latching Relay
  • Designed for direct PCB mounting and can be mounted in a standard 16 pin DIL socket
  • High coil sensitivity
  • 2000mA maximum current

Twin coiled 12V latching relay with high coil sensitivity, which is designed for direct PCB mounting & can also be mounted in a 16 pin DIL socket (order code BL19V).

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Alternative latching arrangement. Useful little relay where a latched set of contacts are required. I would add that the latch operation doesn't have to be as advised (ie one coil to latch:the other to unlatch) I'm using mine on one coil only, it's just the polarity of the supply that gets reversed to latch/unlatch it, as that suited my application perfectly. I needed a relay to stay latched after my central locking on the car was operated. The locking system gives a short pulse of power (about 250mS) to lock the vehicle. Upon unlocking, the same short burst is applied by the system but with polarities reversed. This causes the relay to unlatch. Perfect!
Date published: 2015-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Robust Relay. Ideal for Model Railway use I am using these relays to operate decoupler coils on a model Railway. The relays are driven by accessory decoders that are powered by a 15v DC supply. So unavoidably the relays receive 15v. When operated they work perfectly and so far none has gone 'pop'.
Date published: 2016-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Versatile and reliable I have used this relay for remote antenna tuner switching. It works perfectly even in freezing conditions and I used a reversible 9 volt battery supply to provide a momentary set or reset pulse. At the relay end simply use small diodes to steer the positive or negative polarity to the appropriate coil.This is a very reliable and rugged device.
Date published: 2016-05-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from very useful I really think it should be made clear that this relay is latched ON with one coil and OFF with the other. It is not a true twin coil relay in the normal sense ie. one pulse ON and one pulse OFF. Thankyou.
Date published: 2015-10-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Only place I found this type of latching relay As long as it lasts it should be a good purchase :-)
Date published: 2017-03-27
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Operating Specifications

Maximum Current:


Operating Time:


Release Time:


Contact Resistance:

100 MΩMΩ

Electrical Life:

500000 Cyclescycles

Mechanical Life:


Can the coils be energised for long periods, I.e. with a continuous 12v supply, or must this be a momentary push-button? What happens if both coils are energised concurrently? Will this break the unit? Thank you.

Asked by: Sawood
This is a momentary relay only.
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-08-25


Asked by: KEN fRANKLIN
We feel we could best assist you over the phone for this query as we need a little more information, please can you call us on 0333 400 9500 and use the option for Technical Support.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-04-17

Hi Website doesn’t seem to have any device circuit details. Can you send me these in some form of Data Sheet please? Regards Snave

Asked by: Snave
The datasheet can be viewed and downloaded from the following link;
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2016-12-28

Can you email the data sheet to me please?

Asked by: atomshop
I have emailed you a data sheet .
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-04-14

Can this relay use nominal and variable10-20v AC for the 'trigger' while powering similar-voltage loads?

Asked by: Dave
I am pleased to advise the product you mentioned will do exactly what you require.
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2015-11-09

Please email me the datasheet. Thanks.

Asked by: Phil
These can be downloaded from the links below:
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2015-12-12

Please send data sheet of pin layout of N38AW

Asked by: David
I have emailed you the data sheet.
Answered by: Brad
Date published: 2015-09-21

Can you tell us what the pin layout is? Do we have to guess

Asked by: Phil
I have sent the data sheet to the email address provided.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2015-07-17
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