It is a kit, right?
Give me both choices. That is, sell the kit with the constant
current draw relays, but design the board alternately accommodate
the latching relay footprint. Then I as the kit builder can buy
the latching relays and fit them if that is my need. Just don't
forget to tell me which relay model you designed the board for.
On 12/31/2017 15:44, K9HZ wrote:
suspecting that there are far fewer people who want the lowest
current drain for battery usage....and far more who would
appreciate lower cost and are willing to provide power for
relays where needed.....but this is just a guess. I haven't
watched to see what kind of relays are used in the MFJ and LDG
products but their gear is commercially successfulll.....just
pricey. Relays must be cheaper than variable capacitors and
servo motors!>> Well
this is my current dilemma. I can buy good quality relays
that will work for this project for $0.39 each (need to be a
minimum of 7 amps). Using 18 of them, I can keep the cost of
the kit in the $30-$40 range as originally discussed.
Latching relays of the same specifications are in the $4 each
range… making the total cost jump up an ADDITIONAL $65 !!!
my question to the group is this… would you rather have a
very functional tuner but draws additional constant current….
Or a tuner that draws very little current once tuned but is
$65 more expensive? I don’t do too much battery operation
myself… but I am sensitive to those who do. If every relay
were engaged (not likely) it would draw 1.2 amps total (60ma