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Dual Relay Driver Board Circuit Schematic

A simple and convenient way to interface 2 relays for switching application in your project. This relay driver boosts the input impedance with a regular BC547 NPN transistor (or equivalent). Very common driver. It can drive a variety of relays, including a reed-relay. Transistor Q1and Q2 are a simple common-emitter amplifier that increases the effective sensitivity of the 12 volt relay coil about a 100 times, or in other words, the current gain for this circuit is 100. Using this setup reduces the relay sensitivity to a few volts. R3 and R4 restricts the input current to Q1 and Q2 to a safe limit. Diodes D3 and D4 are EMF dampers and filter off any sparking when the relay

Picture of the project:
 dual relay  driver circuit schematic diagram
Front View Of Dual Channel Relay Board Driver

Circuit diagram:
 dual relay driver  circuit schematic diagram
2 Channel Relay Driver Circuit Diagram


R1-R2 = 1K
R3-R4 = 5.6K
C1-C2 = 100nF-63V
D1-D2 = Red LED
D3-D4 = 1N4001
L1-L2 = 12V Relay
Q1-Q2 = BC547