Electromagnetic relays for demanding environments like heating and ventilation offered by IDEC

SUNNYVALE, Calif., 6 Nov. 2015. IDEC Corp. in Sunnyvale, Calif., is introducing the RL family of high-current electromagnetic relays for applications in demanding environments like heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and energy management.

Nov 6th, 2015
By Mil & Aero staff
By Mil & Aero staff

SUNNYVALE, Calif., 6 Nov. 2015. IDEC Corp. in Sunnyvale, Calif., is introducing the RL family of high-current electromagnetic relays for applications in demanding environments like heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and energy management.

There are 40 different variations of the RF power electronics devices to fit many applications. The single-pole version can switch as much as 30 amps, and the two-pole version can switch as much as 25 amps. Both versions can handle a 3-horsepower 277-volt AC load.

Two mounting options are available: flange mount and DIN rail. The DIN rail version of the RL clips onto a DIN rail and does not require the purchase of a socket or adapter.

Screw or quick-connect tab terminals are available for both mounting options. The relays have a horizontal orientation when mounted on a DIN rail to provide access to the wiring terminals; it does not require a 90-degree bend in the wiring.

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The RL has a 3-millimeter double-break contact gap for breaking high-voltage loads, and for breaking loads with inductive kickback such as motors, small compressors, solenoids, and commercial lighting.

This wide contact gap also extends the life of the relay as loads are broken with reduced arcing, and it greatly reduces the chances of contact welding on overload switching.

Single- and two-pole versions are available, along with coil voltages that include 12 and 24 volts DC, 24 volts AC, 110 to 120 volts AC, and 220 to 240 volts AC. A clear plastic cover is available for the screw termination relays to provide personnel protection.

For more information contact IDEC online at http://us.idec.com.

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