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Old 03-09-2016, 08:12 PM   #15
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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


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

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