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Driving Light Relay

I'm putting a set of Narva Ultima 100w driving lights I had lying in the shed on the EA. I bought a 30amp, 5 pin relay for them from a shop in town and and according to the Narva website it has a resistor in it . The standard relay that comes with the kits is a 30 amp, 5 pin mini relay without any resistor or diode. I didn't give it much thought till now.
My question is: Does it matter about the resistor or should I get one without?
What is the resistor for?
I hope someone can help
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Re: Driving Light Relay

You should be able to use a relay without a resistor.

You could put a reserve diode between pins 85 and 86. This will stop any back EMF.
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Re: Driving Light Relay

Thanks for replying ryan.mackres, but I think you misunderstood my question.
I have a resistorised mini relay. The relays that come with the driving light kits are non-resistorised. I want to know is it ok to use the resistorised one.
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Sorry

The resistorised one is fine to use It is installed to prevent spiking.
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Re: Driving Light Relay

Thanks ryan.mackres :) No worries then, I'll go ahead and use it.
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