Panasonic Introduces the AQ-A Solid-State Relay
Critics notwithstanding, modern electromechanical relays are still, to this day, the number one choice for switching electric loads, thanks to their excellent reliability, compact size, and power dissipation capacity.
But when it comes to designing circuits where the number of switching cycles
is of crucial importance, it would be unthinkable for today's engineers to do
without solid-state relays. As a complement to its broad range of
electromechanical relays, Panasonic Electric Works is therefore continually
extending its solid-state relay portfolio.
Featuring a TRIAC output of either the zero-cross or the random type, the new AQ-A
solid-state relay is suitable for switching AC loads at 15A, 25A, and 40A. As a
result, it affords optimal load control for components such as heaters, motors,
fans, or lamps. In addition, its wide input voltage range (4#32VDC) now provides
engineers with a greater design leeway. Further advantages include its low
driving power consumption, a high rated input/output insulation voltage of
4000V, and a nearly unlimited number of switching cycles.
The AQ-A comes in the standard "hockey puck" housing, which measures only
25mm in height. The standard unit package for this new series includes an
integrated varistor for surge protection as well as an LED indicator.
Additional features are available upon request.
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