Introduction: How to Build a Simple 1-25 VDC, SPST NO, 0.05A 1-70 VDC Relay for Under $4

In this Instructable I will show you how to build a 1-70 VDC, SPST NO, 0.05A 1-70 VDC relay for under $4.

Step 1: Gather Materials

Here is a list of things you need for the Instructable.
1-IR led 1.99
1-IR photo transistor 1.59
(they must be IR or the resistance will never stay the same).

electrical tape

Step 2: Building the Relay

First tape the IR led IR photo transistor together. Then bend all four leads down. 

Step 3: Using the Relay

First connect the correct resistor (1-10v=8.2ohm,11-20v=150ohm, 21-25v=180ohm) from negative in to the negative on your supply. Then connect the positive in to the positive on your supply. After that connect the 2 positive in to the positive on your 2 supply and the 2 positive out to whatever you want. Thanks for taking a look at this Instructable please vote for it in the LED contest.


Ploopy (author)2015-06-10


The actual name for this is an optocoupler. :)

.Unknown. (author)2010-09-20

Say, don't you have to regulate the current to the LED?

qazwsx755 (author).Unknown.2010-09-20

Yes you do which i explained in step 3.

.Unknown. (author)qazwsx7552010-09-21

Ok then

osgeld (author)2010-09-19

its more like a bare bones optoisolator

qazwsx755 (author)osgeld2010-09-20

Yes it is exactly the same as an optoisolator (after figuring out what an optoisolator was).

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