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Kai Klaas
03/06/06 19:46
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#111465 - No testing needed, standardly
Responding to: Suresh R's previous message
Suresh said:
So, for my case it's going to be about .3 * 8.8 = 2.64A

Kindly use the link below to see the circuit i have designed for testing the reed switch for its ability to withstand the in rush current.

It's no standard developing practise to test whether a relay can withstand a certain switching stress or not, because all relevant data is already in the datasheet!
Have a look, for instance, into this datasheet:

http://www.meder.com/engine/do...Series.pdf

You will find the maximum switching current for model "72" as to be 1.0A. So, if your maximum switching current is 2.6A, then it's just exeeding the maximum specification and your relay will show an early failure in the near future.

To test your relay by your circuit is a waste of time, because it only tells you whether the relay becomes suddenly destroyed or not, which is rather unlikely to happen in your case.
A typical failure of relay due to repeated overrating of maximum specifications, is a decrease of reliability, which manifests itself as an increase of contact resistance, means as increasing occurences of meta-state switchings (the contact is half-closed, respectively half-opened). Or by other words, stressing the contact beyond maximum specifications does not neccessarily result in a destroyed contact, but in a bad contact, becoming worse and worse with each additional overstressing switching event!

Standard design practise is, to choose a relay, where the switching current lies well within the maximum specification. Then, you will not need any additional testing.

Kai

List of 57 messages in thread
TopicAuthorDate
inrush current + suitable voltage sour      Suresh R      03/04/06 10:14      
   Inrush current of lamp      Kai Klaas      03/04/06 20:47      
      Current inrush      Hal Albach      03/05/06 06:28      
         NTC?      Jan Waclawek      03/05/06 06:45      
            Soft-start      Kai Klaas      03/05/06 08:00      
               8 reed SW parallely + 21.12A / at 12VDC      Suresh R      03/06/06 05:29      
                  Car battery???      Anders Sandström      03/06/06 05:58      
                  inrush current      Terry Lingle      03/06/06 08:20      
                  totally irrelevant      Erik Malund      03/06/06 08:58      
                  No testing needed, standardly      Kai Klaas      03/06/06 19:46      
                     replies      Suresh R      03/07/06 02:05      
                        Reply to "replies"      Kai Klaas      03/07/06 07:29      
                           the difference between "cheap" and "inex      Erik Malund      03/07/06 07:44      
                           current limit resistor      Suresh R      03/07/06 09:17      
                              are you just grasping for straws?      Erik Malund      03/07/06 09:29      
            NTC, yes      Erik Malund      03/06/06 08:54      
               Filaments      Kai Klaas      03/06/06 18:38      
                  In the days of radios for AC and DC      Erik Malund      03/07/06 06:57      
                     Thanks      Kai Klaas      03/07/06 07:03      
            resistor parallel to Switch!      Suresh R      03/11/06 04:29      
               MOSFET, constant current source?      Kai Klaas      03/11/06 07:04      
                  not for my use      Suresh R      03/11/06 09:24      
                     Ok, but...      Kai Klaas      03/11/06 10:00      
                        but i think      Suresh R      03/11/06 10:25      
                           Relays      Kai Klaas      03/11/06 10:51      
                              yes ofcourse      Suresh R      03/11/06 11:46      
                                 here we go again        Erik Malund      03/13/06 06:57      
                                    Even more!!      Kai Klaas      03/13/06 07:14      
                                       werlcome to the club      Erik Malund      03/13/06 07:18      
                                       reply      Suresh R      03/13/06 10:49      
                                          why did you not say so?      Erik Malund      03/13/06 11:15      
                                          You made a fool of us!        Kai Klaas      03/13/06 18:24      
                                             reply      Suresh R      03/14/06 03:39      
                                                That's no fun!      Kai Klaas      03/14/06 07:06      
                                                   Suresh, I hope you had fun      Erik Malund      03/14/06 07:28      
                                                   reply      Suresh R      03/14/06 10:29      
                                                      yeah 6 days later.      Erik Malund      03/14/06 10:52      
                  Hello Kai,      Suresh R      03/16/06 22:03      
                     Look at here      Kai Klaas      03/17/06 10:56      
                        Thank you very much Kai.      Suresh R      03/18/06 07:40      
                           It just strikes me      Erik Malund      03/18/06 10:20      
                              yes you are right      Suresh R      03/18/06 12:32      
                                 Reed switch problems      Hal Albach      03/18/06 19:31      
                                    Current rating?      Kai Klaas      03/20/06 19:39      
                                       I recall long ago something about a "sti      Erik Malund      03/21/06 06:47      
                                       Reed problem      Hal Albach      03/21/06 07:11      
                                          Glueing together      Kai Klaas      03/21/06 07:35      
                                             Reed problems      Hal Albach      03/21/06 09:14      
                                                reed relayrs      Terry Lingle      03/21/06 14:01      
                           power dissipation calculations?      Suresh R      03/19/06 08:12      
                              bulb voltage drop      Terry Lingle      03/19/06 10:01      
                                 Thanks      Suresh R      03/20/06 02:12      
                                 (.2*bulb resistance      Suresh R      03/24/06 05:36      
                                    The bulb      Terry Lingle      03/24/06 07:06      
                              Constant current during inrush moment      Kai Klaas      03/24/06 07:22      
                                 Thanks a lot Kai      Suresh R      03/24/06 10:12      
         Choke would be huge      Kai Klaas      03/05/06 07:28      

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