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Old 03-09-2016, 07:12 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by stevemoores View Post
I think I was over thinking this.

My concern was connecting the charge line direct to the relay then to ground would draw a huge current from the battery through the relay coil and I'd have to limit it somehow (externally with a resistor).

I looked online and found that most automotive relays have a coil resistance of around 100ohm, so at 12v, that's a current draw of around 100mA. Shouldn't be causing any fires.

Happy I cleared that up

You were overthinking it. 12 volt relays are exactly that, designed to be connected across 12 volt supply.


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