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Any ideas on how to place a 5 volt relay into this?

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seefeldt81

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Any ideas on how to place a relay into this?

Any ideas on how to place a relay into this?
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I want to open and close a external circuit when something interrupts the beam.

thank you
 
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MikeMl

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Here is how I would do it. For the simulation, I didn't have a separate model for an emitter and detector, so I just varied the resistance on the input LED on the opto-coupler to simulate modulating the light coupled across the gap in your opto-interupter. The opto-coupler is a reasonable proxy for the opto-interupter.

In your application, just use the 270Ω, or increase it if you can get by with less sensitivity. I set it up so the relay is pulled-in when the beam is broken. Currents and voltages are plotted as a function of the resistance of R2.
 

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