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From: "Spehro Pefhany"
Subject: Re: V regulator input cap size?
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Date: Fri, 01 Nov 2002 00:54:28 GMT
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In sci.electronics.design Fred Bloggs wrote:
> Okay- thnx for replying. I suspected as much. You are aware that the
> modern relays cannot withstand more than 110% nominal at continuous
Derate the Ta(max) a bit then, easy without the "Easy Bake Oven" effect
of wasted power. 85'C -> 60'C would give a lot of margin.
> That is why I think a current source drive is best given a 30%
> spread on line voltage.
Not very often used on relay coils, particuarly with a linear regulator.
Cost factors and such like. Probably the line voltage range is what drives
the relay specs rather than the other way around.
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