Relay Control

Controlling the relay is really simple. The relay uses a single pin for control. When floating or pulled low, the relay is 'open' or unset. When the pin is pulled high, the relay switches closed/set. A red LED next to the pin will let you know that the signal is high. You will need to solder closed a jumper on the bottom to match the pin you want to use for control.

When the relay is closed it will draw approximately 100 milliamps (yep! its a big relay and the voltage is only 3.3V) so keep that in mind when using a lot of accessories, sensors and devices on the 3.3V power line.

Relay Output

The Wing has the power control output on the end, a 3-pin 5.08 mm terminal block. The COM pin is what you should connect the signal you're planning to switch.

If the relay is unset, the NC pin (Normally Connected) is mechanically connected to COM. NO (Normally Open) is mechanically disconnected.

When the relay is set, NC becomes disconnected from COM and NO is connected to COM

Reset Button

There is a Reset button on both Wings, this is connected to the RST pin and will short it to ground. It is not connected to the relay at all, its handy for restarting your Feather

This guide was first published on Aug 19, 2016. It was last updated on Aug 19, 2016. This page (Pinouts) was last updated on Jul 14, 2017.