Specifically, I want to add multiple relays (approximately 36 to 40) to an Arduino Uno board (using only a few pins). I found a solution using ShiftOut. You can take a look here. But here the example is for testing small LEDs bulbs.
I will control high-voltage electricity like fans, tube lights, washing machine with those relays, so what will be a proper graph or image diagram for that? And if you have any more suggestions for me then you can tell me :) And yes please tell me what I should use for it.
Right now am thinking to use an Arduino, relays, 74HC595 IC only. My diagram for controlling LED is like this:
You can edit it. I just need proper guidance for it and a few good suggestions.