Topband: Relays in *TX* array

Ken Brown ken.d.brown at
Thu Mar 23 13:13:28 EST 2006

Regarding contact spacing:
> "From the sounds of the "CLUNK" that they make, I speculate some of the air gaps in these clunkers are massive."

> You cannot necessarily judge the amount of contact spacing on a sealed relay by the "clunk" that they make, because some are 

> "designed to self-clean by 'wiping' itself clean"

>  So, the armature moves a much greater distance than the contacts move. The "clunk" is the armature hitting it's stop. Not the contacts making connection.


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