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Re: SS Relay/ Pearl Paint.
On Thu, 28 Sep 1995, Richard Funnell wrote:
> This may not seem intuitive, but many switches become unreliable below a
> certain current level. That's why gold plating is often used on very low
> current contacts. I would say 2 mil is probably below that point (I forget
> the exact numbers), so if I were going to drive a SS relay with that low a
> gate current, I would probably add some external parallel resistance to
> bring the load up to at least 30 ma.
No, the 2 mils doesnt refer to the gate current. (that would be ma), I
was referring to the actual thickness of the gate. It is 2 mils thick,
which will allow a lot of current.
Sorry for the confusion.
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