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Use AC voltage to control an AC relay Answered

I have an obsolete device with a bad controller (all potted with plastic, of course), where instead of delivering 120VAC to the motor, it gives only 55VAC.

For a workaround, I was wondering if I could somehow plug a relay in place of the motor, and then use it to switch 120 right from the wall to the motor.

Most relays I've seen are like 5-12VDC, so would I have to get some kind of transformer, or is there a cleaner approach?


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