What is the common terminal on a relay?

What is the common terminal on a relay?

The COM (Common) connection of a relay is the part of the relay that moves. When a relay is off, the COMMON is connected to the NC (Normally Closed). The NO (Normally Open) connection of the relay is not connected until the relay turns on.

What is Arduino relay module?

A relay is an electrically operated switch that can be turned on or off, letting the current go through or not, and can be controlled with low voltages, like the 5V provided by the Arduino pins. Controlling a relay module with the Arduino is as simple as controlling any other output as we’ll see later on.

What can you do with an Arduino relay?

It is used to programmatically control on/off the devices, which use the high voltage and/or high current. It is a bridge between Arduino and high voltage devices. When you are making projects that are connected to mains voltage, you need to know what you are doing, otherwise, you may shock yourself.

Can a micro controller be used to control a relay?

A micro controller’s GPIO (general purpose input/output) pins cannot handle higher power devices. A LED is easy enough, but large power items such as light bulbs, motors, pumps or fans required more sneaky circuitry. You can use a 5V relay to switch the 120-240V current and use the Arduino to control the relay.

How many pins are in a relay pinout relay?

Relay Pinout Relay has two groups of pins: low voltage group and high voltage group. Pins in the low voltage group are connected to Arduino, including three pins: GND pin: needs to be connected to GND (0V)

Can a light bulb be connected to an Arduino?

For the light bulb, we MUST use another power source (high voltage and/or high current), which can burn Arduino. Therefore, we CANNOT connect the light bulb directly to Arduino’s pin. We need to use a relay between Arduino’s pin and light bulb to protect Arduino from high voltage/current. Please note: These are affiliate links.