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Remote Relay Driver   I received a call from a Discover Circuits visitor who wanted a simple way to turn on an outside lighting system using a low voltage control line.  I suggested the simple circuit below.  The circuit is powered by a 9v battery and uses a very efficient latching relay.  Two low voltage wires lead from the a toggle switch to the remote relay.  A toggle switch selects either the on or off condition of the relay.  The relay contacts are rated at 10 amps, so the small relay can handle a sizeable amount of power....

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