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Old 08-09-2010, 09:25   #1
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Warm Cubic Relay

I have a G. Cartier 12v 25a cubic relay attached to wiring heading to navigation instruments on my Beneteau. I gets warm with use! Per tech sheet voltage drop is minimal, <5m V/A. Wires attached to it are solid. Why is it warm? Click image for larger version

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I have a G. Cartier 12v 25a cubic relay ...
... Why is it warm? Attachment 19061
Because itís dissipating about 65 watts of heat.
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It takes power to the coil, just like a lightbulb would, to close the contacts. (think coil-lightbulb). Coil is one circut, contacts are another.
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