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Happy 25th Birthday to the PLC Relay Portfolio from Phoenix Contact!

The PLC relay range from Phoenix Contact is 25 years old this year – who would believe it – time passes so fast!

The range may be long in the tooth, but there are always new editions being born and this year is no exception. Check out the new DC hybrid relay below:

DC hybrid relay below

What problems can occur when DC is switched with standard relays?

  • High inrush currents due to capacitive loads
  • No zero passing in the supply voltage causes arcs in the contact system when switching off
  • You need to consider the DC-load limiting curve
  • Limited lifetime of the contacts

All these issues are overcome by using the new DC hybrid relay

  • Contacts rated to switch up to 250 VDC and up to 10 A switching capacity
  • Up to 60% space saving solution compared to traditional existing solutions with a width of only 14 mm L
  • Long lifetime of the system due to hybrid technology
  • Common accessories with the standard PLC relays
  • Only 0.16W power dissipation, reducing energy demands
  • Screw and Push-In variants

Applications for these new relays include:

  • Switching small DC Motors
  • DC to DC converters
  • Power Supplies
  • LED Lighting
  • Solenoid Valves
  • Magnetic Coupling
  • Battery Systems

Written by Fraser Cowie, Product Manager- Interface

Phoenix Contact is a world leader for electronic components, systems and solutions in the field of electrical engineering, electronics and automation. The family-owned company currently employs 17400 people worldwide and achieved a total revenue of 2.38 billion euro in 2018. The headquarters are in Blomberg, Germany. The Phoenix Contact Group consists of nine companies and 55 sales companies. The worldwide presence is also supported by 30 agencies in Europe and overseas.
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