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dc42

If the solenoid only takes 150mA, driving it from Vin is OK.
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TrimmerJ55

I actually was incorrect about the solenoid. The solenoid draws 500mA. Can the Vin pin still handle this?

Thanks

dc42

For 500mA I think the Y-cable is the better option.
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TrimmerJ55

Hi,

  Thanks again for all the help. So I have been rethinking which SSR to use. My issue I can get all the other components locally, but not the relay. I dont want to spend $5 on shipping for a $6 part. So I have been looking at ebay. I did find a Crouzet GA8-6D05 for a good price shipped. This SSR is rated for 240v, but the data sheet had a Line Voltage range from 24V to 280VAC. Given the nominal voltage is much higher than my 120VAC, will I have any issues? Im new to SSRs, so I'm not sure that even though its within the given range, if they maybe function better near the nominal voltage, or if there is nothing to worry about at all.

Thanks,
   JT

dc42

Yes, that SSR looks a good choice to me. Using a 240V SSR on 120V is nothing to worry about.
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