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[TowerTalk] Relays--summary

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Relays--summary
From: (Healy, Rus)
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 1997 10:30:30 -0400

Thanks for the input on relays. Interestingly, I got more messages
asking for a summary than I did with actual input.

The overwhelming winner was the Radio Shack 275-218 DPDT, 12-V coil
relay with 10-A contacts, which sells for about $6.99. A couple of
people also mentioned the Potter & Brumfield RKS5DW-12, which is an SPDT
relay that sells for about the same price from Newark. Both of these
have years-long reliability records according to people whose opinions I

Also, don't forget that you can run 120-V ac relays on 24 V dc--but be
aware that their switching time may not be as fast as it is at 120 V ac.
(This is no problem for an antenna-switching relay, of course.)

Thanks for all the feedback.

--73, Rus, NJ2L

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