I am looking for a couple of relays for my project. The current need is for the neutral safety switch on my TKO. I am going to tie it in to the two heavy purple wires. I figure I may also wire in a pair of relays for the headlights. Already have the Spal relay kit for their radiator fans, its nice.
My problem is I can't find a chart or part number with a detailed description as to whether the relay is sealed or not, amp rating, or any other specs for that matter.
Everything I have seen says to use a "sealed 30 amp Bosch relay" or whatever. Try telling that to the dweeb behind the counter at your local parts store.
I would like to find a local source, but I guess I could order relays too, I have had to mail order everything else.
This is Coppertop, the electronics guru from Team Chevelle. I'll try to dig up some part numbers for you, but I think I have an idea on exactly what you should get. I do a lot of custom work on my '70 (Chevelle), so I like to build stuff from scratch using top-notch stuff, not the generic crap that the auto parts places sell.
I get a lot of my stuff from Mouser Electronics in Texas. They have NO minimum order. I got some SEALED relays (they are Masu****a--Parent company of Panasonic), with diode suppression across the coil, top quality--that would be the way to go. I'll look for the part number. Price was not bad at all.
Thanks for the speedy reply. That sounds like what I am looking for, especially if they are available with the diode across the coil (although I have been told it is not needed for what I am doing, anything to prevent voltage spikes and increase the life of the relay is better in my book).
I guess instead of getting multiple different amperage ratings, I could just get a bunch of 45 amp relays or so that would cover each circuit, 2 for the headlights, 1 for the nss, 1 for the fuel pump and so on so that I can keep a spare around and just swap out for the individual relay that goes bad. Just in case.