Hi everyone,

 

Has anyone connected the GPIO to a relay in order to control 110VAC devices (such a light bulb)?

 

I did take a look at the email-archive, and from what I understood one cannot connect the GPIO pin directly to the relay. Instead, a transistor must be used between the relay and the GPIO pin. (ref: http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/message.php?msg_id=10129129)

 

Would be happy to hear any experience with relays or any word of wisdom that anyone could share with me on this matter.

 

Thanks everyone,

 

Ignacio Mella

SAME Ltda.

Santiago, Chile