Hi guys I'm new here and need map some help. I have built a simple circuit with a cd4017 IC. The circuit works perfectly and has led connected to it. However I want to connect much larger load to it. A relay is the obvious answer but I'm not getting enough current from the IC to fire the relay. I tried using a triac but the triac latches and I'm led to believe that this is because it's a dc load, the relay. I'm stuck now any suggestions welcome please.