How do latching relays work?
I think I want to use a mechanical latching relay, but not sure have done a bit of :google: and this is where I herd about latching relays, but seem to have come to a dead end.
I have a single push switch on the dash of my car which blends in with everything and I want to use it as a SPDT toggle switch.
From what I can gather a mechanical latching relay has the same inputs as a normal relay, +12v -12v Common and NO/NC etc.
If I wire a mechanical latching relay up to the push switch tom make the break in the +12v, so the relay energises when I push the button and the relay wont draw any power what so ever when not energised. Will every time I push the button will it toggle the output of the relay, or do I have to apply a reverse current like you do on some door lock motors?
Hope this makes sense; donít hesitate to ask for any clarity!!!
Thanks for any help