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Old Jan 29th 2018, 10:47 PM   #1
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Is that the electricity is inducted directly in relays coil?

I am using this common relay module from Ebay (image below). It works very well 99.9% of time. It's controlled by ESP8266(www.kynix.com/Detail/732620/ESP8266.html). It's in the plastic box with some AC wires (which are obviously plugged in these relays).

What happens is, that sometimes (approximately once in a few days) it switches itself on for a very short time. I know this, because when my garage doors opened few times in night, I stopped trusting this module and I have unplugged garage doors from it. Instead, I have plugged ESP8266 +5V and input in it, so I could see if relay really switched itself and by itself. Because I have also completely commented out code, which controlled this relay in ESP8266.

So now I know for certain, that the problem is inside this relay module. Because relay module is using optocoupler which is switched by connecting data pin to GND, I think it shouldn't be electricity induction problem from AC wires around.

So the last thing which comes to my mind, is that the electricity is inducted directly in relays coil, if this is even possible ? Or I have no idea :-)

Can someone shed some light on this and try to come up with reason why this is happening and mainly how to solve this problem ?

The only thing which I have ready to do right now is to use 2 relays in series and hope, that this "glitch" doesn't happen in both of them in the same time. It's more probable that I win lottery than this happening, however, I wouldn't feel very happy about this obscure solution.

Thanks everyone for your time reading my question.
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Old May 27th 2019, 08:55 PM   #2
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You can find relevant answers here. https://www.allicdata.com/blog
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Old May 28th 2019, 12:47 AM   #3
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Not sure what's going on ... this forum might be more suited ..

https://forum.allaboutcircuits.com
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Old May 28th 2019, 03:18 AM   #4
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Just a Guess.

What is the power supply for this module?
I ask because sometimes spikes in the supply (or the earth) can be interpreted as a switching signal by this type of device.

Perhaps a better (more heavily filtered) power supply
or even a battery supply might help.
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