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Low voltage actuation circuit help

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Kristoefar

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8) Hi Guys
I am a complete novice but would like to build a few projects at present I am trying to build a circuit but require help.
Problem:

I have an initial voltage of 1.5 / 2 volts dc and would like to use this voltage to energize a relay that would carry 12vdc 20 amps. I have problems locating 1.5v/2v relays maybe someone could suggest another way of switching

Regards

Kristoefar
 

Nigel Goodwin

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Kristoefar said:
8) Hi Guys
I am a complete novice but would like to build a few projects at present I am trying to build a circuit but require help.
Problem:

I have an initial voltage of 1.5 / 2 volts dc and would like to use this voltage to energize a relay that would carry 12vdc 20 amps. I have problems locating 1.5v/2v relays maybe someone could suggest another way of switching

Regards

Kristoefar

Perhaps you should post exactly what you are wanting to do, I've not seen relays for that low a voltage - but you could always wind one yourself. Not forgetting that the lower the voltage the higher the current.

As you obviously have a 12V supply, you could use a 12V relay, switched by a transistor fed from the 1.5V circuit - it all depends on what you are trying to do - please give more details.
 

Kristoefar

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Low voltage supply

Hi Nigel

I am trying to set up a circuit for school and it has bring on two 12volt 21watt lamps from a 1.5/2volt supply, and yes there is a 12volt supply but this cannot be used for the initial supply it must be the lower voltage, I dont have a clue could you please talk me through it, or show me how with a drawing and what componets I may require.

Regards

Kris
 

Exo

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What nigel suggested should work
 

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Sebi

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Many years ago i've built a current relais for brake bulb fault indication.As i remember well, the 6mm diameter reed with six turns can pull if both lamps work (2*21W).
 

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