12VDC 40A Relay
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Optronics 12VDC 40A Relay

Part No. A715A Warranty Details  

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12VDC 40-amp relay for use with fog and driving lights.
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Optronics12VDC 40A Relay
 
2.8

(based on 6 reviews)

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(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Complete garbage

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from Miami, FL

About Me Mechanic

Pros

    Cons

    • Doesn't Last
    • Flimsy

    Best Uses

    • None

    Comments about Optronics 12VDC 40A Relay:

    This is nothing but a piece of garbage. Don't waste your time. It burned up in less than an hour.

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    • No

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    (6 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    No 87a Normally Closed Contact

    By 

    from VA

    About Me Mechanic

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      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Optronics 12VDC 40A Relay:

          This is a simple SPST relay and does include terminal 87a which is a normally closed contact. This will not work for applications like trailer converter systems requiring a normally closed contact. Their are no specifications indicating this or any other information. It is rated at 40 Amps now.

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          (13 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Not a 40amp, only 30amp

          By 

          from Abingdon, Md

          Comments about Optronics 12VDC 40A Relay:

          Wasted my time and money to find out it's not a 40amp as advertised, but 30amp.

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          (91 of 159 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great relay

          By 

          from Kathleen,GA

          About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Truck Enthusiast

          3 or more reviews submitted

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Large Cars
            • Small Cars
            • Trucks

            Comments about Optronics 12VDC 40A Relay:

            Use for all sorts of thing from gauges to lights and fan blower.Works great and i good for all wiring needs

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            (107 of 181 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            no center contact

            By 

            from Northern Virginia

            Verified Buyer
            3 or more reviews submitted

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              Cons

              • Incompatible

              Best Uses

                Comments about Optronics 12VDC 40A Relay:

                I needed a center tap for normally closed like often used in keyless entry/horn/light installation, I guess if you only need a simple relay it would be ok.

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                (108 of 176 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great multi-purpose relay

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Large Cars
                • Performance
                • Small Cars
                • Trucks

                Comments about Optronics 12VDC 40A Relay:

                Great little accessory relay. Bought mine to control driving lamps, no problems!

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                • Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic

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                Ask a question, get answers from real customers and in-house experts. Or contact Customer Care by email or call 1-877-238-2623.

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                • Q:

                  Does the Optronics A-715A 40-amp relay include a diode across terminals 85 - 86?
                  Asked on 6/20/2015 by Rick from Prince Frederick, MD

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    Happy to answer your question Rick! This relay does not feature a diode. This Relay is for driving and fog lights and they do not back feed.

                    Answered on 6/22/2015 by Panda from AAP
                • Q:

                  This is the closest I can find to the relay switch for my Aerostich Ear Canon air horn, but I know the circuit uses a 30 amp fuse (http://www.aerostich.com/plug-n-play-wiring-harness.html), this relay is rated 40 amp. Will it work for my application?
                  Asked on 8/12/2014 by Steve from Virginia

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    I'm happy to help, Steve! This Optronics 12VDC 40A Relay (Part No. A-715) will allow the air horn to operate. I have also found Wolo Part No. 400-R is a 30A relay that may work for your application.

                    Answered on 8/12/2014 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
                • Q:

                  What is the coil resistance of this relay?
                  Asked on 7/15/2013 by DHoffman715

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                    A:

                    This Optronics 12VDC 40A Relay - Part No. A-715 has the coil resistance : 85 ohms. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                    Answered on 7/16/2013 by Morgan from AAP
                • Q:

                  Would this work for a 97' Jeep 4.0L ASD relay?
                  Asked on 6/4/2013 by Newby

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    We greatly appreciate your interest in Advance Auto Parts. A diagrammatic representation for this Optronics 12VDC 40A Relay - part# A-715 has been sent to the email address provided. For any further assistance, you may also call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                    Answered on 6/4/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                • Q:

                  Will this work for headlight relay for 05 yamaha roaad star
                  Asked on 9/13/2012 by fpaul from kent,ohio

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                    A:

                    This Optronics 12VDC 40A Relay - part# A-715 is designed to fit most vehicles, but is not an exact fit for your 2005 Yamaha Road Star. This relay can be used for applications requiring 12VDC 40-amp. For further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                    Answered on 9/13/2012 by Rick from AAP
                • Q:

                  what are the numbers on this relay
                  Asked on 6/16/2012 by Anonymous

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                    A:

                    This Optronics 12VDC 40A Relay (Part No. A-715) is a 12vdc 40 Amp relay used for various applications like fog and driving lights. Please be more specific on the exact number you are referring to. For further assistance please feel free to call 1-877-238-2623 and one of our representatives will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                    Answered on 6/19/2012 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                • Q:

                  Could this be used as a replacement for a stock starter relay on a 1974 MGB?
                  Asked on 6/6/2012 by Tom from MN

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    This Optronics 12VDC 40A Relay - part# A-715 is not vehicle specific. This relay can be used for applications requiring 12VDC 40-amp.

                    Answered on 6/6/2012 by Vincent from AAP
                • Q:

                  i have a 1988 ford festiva, and my high beams are not working in constant on. the lights work for flashing, but when i push the switch forward it turns the lights off. will this relay fix this issue?
                  Asked on 4/2/2012 by RON from JACKSONVILLE, NC

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    This could possibly be the problem. However, without the presence of your vehicle we would not be able to properly diagnose it nor provide you with a 100% answer. We would suggest that you take your vehicle to a certified mechanic for further diagnosis.

                    Answered on 4/3/2012 by Dennis from AAP
                • Q:

                  I have a Honda Civic LX 2003 and last night the stop light was on when my car is off. I change the break lights switch and the lights still on. What I need to do?
                  Asked on 7/26/2011 by Rummy from Boca Raton, Fl

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    Check whether hand brakes are on or Are you low on brake fluid.

                    Answered on 7/27/2011 by DIY Daniel from AAP
                • Q:

                  do this control the tail lights
                  Asked on 7/9/2011 by rob from columbus ga

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    This relay is for use with fog and driving lights.

                    Answered on 7/11/2011 by Vincent from AAP
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