Introduction: Driving 5v Relay Module Using 3.3v
I am implementing a power-off function for my Ender 3 using OctoPi. For that, I need a relay and I happened to have one.
Unfortunately, after connection relay to Raspberry Pi GPIO pin, the relay was always on and not listening to any commands from OctoPi.
It appears this module was designed for 5v logic levels and Raspberry Pi works with 3.3v logic levels.
Step 1: Original Relay Circut
After investigating relay one can see that its circuit is like this.
Step 2: Modified Relay and Circuit
Just desolder optocoupler and add 3K resistor like in a photo and now you can use it from Raspberry Pi or any other 3.3V board.
1 year ago
There is a simpler way, wire a Led between gpio and input, K to gpio, A to input. Thats how the 2 Channel modules are made.
3 years ago
Nice job on your first Instructable :)