For efficiency’s sake: High current relays now available on PCB
The challenge for designers who need to use high-voltage relays is that, until now, these have been large, standalone components, that are designed to be mounted as a separate unit with wired connections to a control board. This means additional costs in both components and additional hand assembly. Plus, every interconnection, from board to leads, from socket to relay connection, creates a potential issue with reliability.
With the release of its pioneering HE-relays, Panasonic Industry enables designers to use PCB technology for high current applications:
With careful material choices, intelligent design decisions and due respect for the physics of transmitting large amounts of energy at high voltages – having in mind especially the suppressing of arcing – Panasonic succeeded in the functional integration of relays even in challenging circumstances.
The result for designers is smaller, cheaper and more efficient power control circuits able to serve a widening portfolio of applications. The advantage for consumers is the emergence of new ways to safely use electrical energy to achieve greater convenience and efficiency in their lives.
- Switching current up to 120A AC (HE-N)
- Switching voltage up to 1,000VDC (HE-V)
- Galvanic separation, large contact gap
- Extreme low contact resistance
- Low coil power dissipation
- Temperature range: -40° to 85°C
- Conform to UL and VDE, further
- approvals on request