Hi guys, I’m working on a project which involves controlling a vacuum compressor with an arduino.
I need to compressor to switch off once certain parameters have been met, and then switch back on after a certain time.
Can I just simply remove the existing on/off switch from the compressor and wire it directly to the arduino and output a HIGH or LOW to that? Like an LED light ?
Or would it be simpler to have some kind of relay which switches off the mains plug?