[AMRadio] Vacuum or electronic relay

Jim Wilhite w5jo at brightok.net
Fri Dec 1 12:21:25 EST 2006

Brian have you considered using a solid state relay?  Omron 
makes some, check the Mouser catalog.  No contact arcing, 
and some have internal snubbers.  Otherwise a contactor 
available from a local electrical supply house might work.


>I am using an old relay from a BC-610 to apply primary 
> (110vac) to a HV transformer in my rig.  I would like to 
> replace this
> with a vacuum relay or something similar.  The contacts 
> need to carry
> about 25 amps on each pole, one for the final supply, and 
> one for the
> modulator plates on a separate HV transformer.  Have any 
> of you bc-610
> owners done this upgrade?  If so, can you recommend a good 
> relay for
> this?  Prefer one with a 110 volt coil.
> Thanks.
> Brian / w5ami

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