4-Channel 5V Solid State Relay Module 240VAC 2A (2 Pack)

  • Quantity: 2
  • Logic Input: 5V 160mA
  • 0-2.5V=OFF 3.3-5V=On
  • 2.54mm Pin Header and KF301 Terminals

$13.37

3 in stock

Ships in 1 business day from North Carolina.

4-Channel 5V Solid State Relay Module 240VAC 2A (2 Pack)

  • Quantity: 2
  • Logic Input: 5V 160mA
  • 0-2.5V=OFF 3.3-5V=On
  • 2.54mm Pin Header and KF301 Terminals

$13.37

3 in stock

Ships in 1 business day from North Carolina.

Description

Relays are like a switch. Instead of something physical like a finger turning the switch on they rely on a signal. Most relays are mechanical, meaning there’s a spring and an electromagnet opening and closing the circuit. This bank of 4 relays are solid state. They work just like a mechanical relay but with no moving parts. This has a number of advantages:

  • Quicker time to turn on.
  • Lower power consumption when on.
  • Quieter operation. No clicking sound.
  • Highly resistant to shock and vibration.
  • Do not generate sparks or arcs.
  • Not effected by magnetic fields.
  • Insensitive to positioning.
  • Longer lifetime. No mechanical wear.

These relays accept a 5V signal and can turn a circuit on or off with a voltage of up to 240VAC at 2A. The control circuit is isolated completely from the higher voltage load. This is done by the use of a photocoupler. In a photocoupler a light source, like an LED, is used and that light is sensed with a photo-transistor. The presence of light on the photo-transistor is what turns the circuit on or off. There’s an optical gap between the triggering signal and larger load.

A MOSFET transistor can perform a similar function to a solid state relay and it can be the right choice in some situations. It’s also possible to switch a higher voltage load using a lower voltage signal using a MOSFET. Compared to a solid state relay a MOSFET has a few disadvantages:

  • Not able to switch an AC load.
  • Not optically separated control and load circuits.
  • Doesn’t block current in both directions.

Package Contents

2 x 4-Channel Solid State Relay Module

Connection

There are 4 relays on this module capable of controlling loads independently. The board needs 5V connected to it as well as a 5V signal to control each relay.

A row of pin headers and terminal blocks can be used to accept a signal from a 5V source like Arduino. When the signal is high the relay will turn on.

On the other side of the board 2 terminals for each relay put the relay in series with a circuit, allowing it to turn the circuit on or off.

Additional information

Weight 0.19 lbs

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