DIY Dual Relay Circuit

It is sometimes very handy to be able to control mains electric via an arduino to turn things like lights on and off.  [warning]BE VERY CAREFUL hooking up any mains electricity. [/warning]

I built a dual circuit so that two things can be controlled from one board. Here is the fritzing graphic:


DIY Dual Relay CircuitOnce built, here is what it looks like:

Dual Relay Circuit TopDual Relay Circuit Back

Click on the above images to enlarge them and see the parts used.

Input (3 pins) comes from a simple arduino circuit (GND, 5V Power and another pin to control the relay state). A simple arduino sketch can toggle the relay off/on.

Here is the fritzing source so you can modify it yourself.

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