the12volt.com spacer
the12volt.com spacer
the12volt.com spacer
the12volt.com spacer
icon

relay and diode sizes/mounting


Post ReplyPost New Topic
< Prev Topic Next Topic >
Zilverado 
Copper - Posts: 92
Copper spacespace
Joined: October 03, 2004
Posted: April 08, 2007 at 12:25 PM / IP Logged  

Well, I am finally preparing to install new stereos in my 2 vehicles. While I am at it, I thought I would do the "radio on until door open" idea - using the 2 relays and the diode in the ignition accessories wire. My questions are...

What size (voltage, ohms, etc.) do the relays and diode need to be? I am not running any amps - just a simple CD/MP3 player, AM/FM receiver head unit.

How do you guys typically mount or assembly this kind of thing? The "easy" way as I see it would be to simply tape the relays together and just use wires and female connectors to jumper the relays. But is there a recommended way? Should I use a small curcuit board?

Any help would be appreciated - thanks.

Zilverado,
Backyard Mechanic
1986 Chevy Truck & 1992 Nissan Pathfinder
Hymer 
Silver - Posts: 695
Silver spacespace
Joined: November 20, 2004
Location: United States
Posted: April 09, 2007 at 2:25 PM / IP Logged  
I use relay sockets that have the 5 wires coming off them, but wires and female connectors are acceptable. I also use popcicle sticks or fat zip tie ends for supporting diodes and resistors when they are needed. solder them up , then sandwitch them between 2 zip tie ends and tape them up. and once it al workes, then I tape the relays together and tie them up somewhere convinient [or inconvinient as the case may be]..
Tire Proz Stillwater Mn
High End Restyling and Comlete Repair
Zilverado 
Copper - Posts: 92
Copper spacespace
Joined: October 03, 2004
Posted: April 13, 2007 at 3:21 PM / IP Logged  

Thanks for the response man - I didn't see it earlier.

I'll likely be going eletronics shopping tomorrow, so I'll talk to the folks there and see what I can find.

Zilverado,
Backyard Mechanic
1986 Chevy Truck & 1992 Nissan Pathfinder

Sorry, you can NOT post a reply.
This topic is closed.

  Printable version Printable version Post ReplyPost New Topic
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot create polls in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

  •  
Search the12volt.com
Follow the12volt.com Follow the12volt.com on Facebook
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 • Copyright © 1999-2022 the12volt.com, All Rights Reserved Privacy Policy & Use of Cookies
Disclaimer: *All information on this site ( the12volt.com ) is provided "as is" without any warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to fitness for a particular use. Any user assumes the entire risk as to the accuracy and use of this information. Please verify all wire colors and diagrams before applying any information.

Secured by Sectigo
the12volt.com spacer
the12volt.com spacer
the12volt.com spacer
Support the12volt.com
Top
the12volt.com spacer
the12volt.com spacer