powerSwitch Component

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powerSwitch Component

Post by powerSwitchWithKicad » Thu Oct 08, 2015 11:34 pm

I am looking into the PowerSwitch you have in your example projects.
what are components K1-GL5 to K8-GL5 and K1-LSP3 to K8-LSP10 mentioned in the schematics ?

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Re: powerSwitch Component

Post by horo » Fri Oct 09, 2015 11:51 am


These are the 8 relays (K1-K8) that switch the power via their contacts. LSP3-LSP10 are the external connections for the switched AC power.
But if you have difficulties in reading these easy schematics you shouldn't connect this circuit to the mains - you will become tiny, ugly and black if you mess with high voltage!
If you want to experiment and watch the blinkenlights then replace the power supply (TR1, D11, D12) with a wall wart 9-12VDC and omit K1-K8, D3-D10, K1-K8 and T1-T8 and connect the LED resistors R1-R8 directly to GND.

Ciao, Martin

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