• Automotive Relays Of All Shapes And Sizes Can Be Found

    Relays are switches controlled by electrical power, like another switch, computer or control module. The purpose of an automotive relay is to automate this power to switch electrical circuits on and off at particular times. However, the real benefit ...

  • Automotive Relay Is An Electronically Operated Switch

    In the most simple terms an automotive relay is an electronically operated switch. The type most commonly used in the automotive industry is an electro-mechanically operated switch. They are found in all types of vehicles - cars, trucks, vans, traile...

  • Three Major Types Of Latching Relays

    There are three major types of latching relays, including mechanical, impulse sequencing, and magnetic. Mechanical latching relays use locking mechanisms to hold contacts in the last position until they receive information to change. This typically h...

  • Latching Relays Are Bi-stable

    In the most simple terms an automotive relay is an electronically operated switch. The type most commonly used in the automotive industry is an electro-mechanically operated switch. They are found in all types of vehicles - cars, trucks, vans, traile...

  • Differences Between Latching And Non-latching Relays

    Latching relays can be designed to operate using either a magnetic or a mechanical model. We’ve already touched on the fact that the core difference with latching relays, in comparison to other relay switch types, is their ability to hold and retain ...

  • How Do Latching Relays Work

    A latching relay, which is a subtype of electromechanical or electromagnetic switch, commonly chosen in scenarios where the operator needs to control (either switch off or amplify) a large amount of current flow. The key components in a magnetic or m...

  • Diodes Or Resistors Designed In Automotive Relays

    Some automotive relays are designed with diodes or resistors built in. These devices help suppress coil voltage spikes and protect the electronic circuit. DIODE RELAY PROTECTION When the voltage is removed and a relay is denergised the magnetic field...

  • Why Doesn't The Relay Light Up?

    If the relay does not light, it means that the relay may not work. Generally, the red light of the intermediate relay indicates AC voltage, and the green light indicates DC voltage. When it is found that the relay does not light, it is necessary to u...