[MLB-WIRELESS] OT product question

Shaun Lee Clarke clarke.shaun.l at edumail.vic.gov.au
Wed Dec 27 23:08:36 EST 2006

I'd assume the power board not accessible easily, maybe in a fixed 
position etc. Or hopefully, the other household members know not to go 
playing near the servers/routers etc.

That Aviosys product I mentioned only has 5 or 6A relays (but they could 
be individually fused).

To be on the safe side, you could easily add a fuse, or just find a 10A 

When I was looking at 240V remote switching applications, I tried to 
steer away from the DIY solutions as the product would be used in an 
educational environment, but I suppose as long as everything is fused, 
and in a nice box so that there aren't any live 240V connections 
exposed, it should be fine.

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Rowan 2006 wrote:
> On Wed, 27 Dec 2006, Peter Buncle wrote:
>> I just passed the 5v line thru a board soldered to a plug on the
>> parallel port
>> which uses a bc548 to buffer & switch a radio parts 2$ 5v relay rated at
>> 240v 5A
> Call me cautious but if it's a powerboard shouldn't the relay contacts be
> rated in excess of 10A at 240V? What happens if someone unknowingly plugs
> a heater or other high current device into it?
> Cheers.
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