For PCW.

I have 100's of 1N914's. And I'm going use some 12 volt coil 4pdt relays 
in din rail sockets, that when on will draw around 180 ma from a 12 volt 
supply. Thats well within the on ratings of a 7i76 output. Are the 
1N914's enough to protect the 7i76 from the off edge back emf, or do I 
need to src some heavier current ratings than the 200 mills they are 
rated at? I'm bearing in mind the speed of these 1N914's compared to the 
many times slower common 1N4000 power diodes. Speed is likely the 
important item, but whats Peter got to say?

I am also thinking of using one of those same relays to start and stop 
the spindle coolant pump by driving it with spinena, since the pump is 
heating the water 20F or more if left on overnight.  Anybody see 
anything wrong with that?

Thanks a bunch.

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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