Category Archives: mains control

Relay Power Control

I could control the mains using a Triac and will probably try an experiment with that later. But using only components that I understand means a relay. So, following the excellent description on SparkFun you end up with a simple circuit with a NPN transistor that switches on the coil of a relay. The description [...] Continue reading

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A Plugin Mains Socket Controller

I’ve thought of a new project. I’m going to build a plugin controller for a mains power socket. This will replace the cheap ones that I have around the house. Continue reading

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