View Full Version : Diff. between potential/solid state relay?
04-12-2007, 12:51 PM
This is probably dumb.........and I probably work on these without realizing it, but.........what is the diff. between a potential relay and a solid state relay?
04-12-2007, 01:16 PM
A potential relay is mechanical (has moving parts), a solid state relay is electronic (no moving parts).
04-12-2007, 04:31 PM
oh yea...........duh.....thanks. If I wouldnt have forgotton the meaning of "Solid State".........then I wouldnt have had to ask the Q in the first place
04-12-2007, 05:07 PM
no problem. I have frequent brain farts myself :o
04-16-2007, 05:26 AM
a solid state relay is a triac feeding thyristor which is like an electrical current valve. A small current on the A1 opens up the valve and lets a large amount of current trough what ever it is you want to be switched. Ide have to draw it to explain it.
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