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Switchtec’s Opto Relays Have LEDs For Visual Status Recognition
- Published: Monday, 07 December 2015 14:00
Available from specialist distributor Switchtec, Dinkle Opto Relays are LED indicator equipped to correctly show status of operation. Test engineers and maintenance technicians can easily see the red and green LEDS and be aware of operational status even in dim environments.
The extremely compact – just 6.1mm wide - DIN mounting relays offer high performance characteristics including fast and silent reliable switching, making them an excellent choice in applications where repeat switching is the order of the day, or in any application where reliability is an important factor.
Available in four versions, the Dinkle Opto Relays are available in 100mA, 500mA, 6A and 10A versions, all capable of switching from 3 to 340VDC. Two operating voltages are offered, 5-30VDC and 100-240VAC.
For versatility, standard screw clamp terminal and spring clamp (screwless) terminal versions are offered, the latter offering quicker wiring and simpler maintenance whilst providing an equal level of reliability. The relays’ patented jumper (DS-210) is a very useful accessory that makes it easy to connect adjacent poles, facilitating the setup of a power distributor. The jumper can easily be stored in a terminal block’s slot, bringing convenience while installing systems.
Dinkle Opto relays feature colour-coded terminals to make wiring installation as simple as possible. Load side terminals are marked Black(Load), Brown(+ve) and Blue(-ve). On the input side, DC version terminals are coloured white, and are coloured red for AC versions, enabling quick identification of AC and DC types. For even further, more specific identification purposes, marking tags are available as an accessory.
The solid-state relays are spark and arcing free with superior isolation and safety over traditional relays. Their inherent low temperature rise ensures safety of the product, and their 100Hz switching makes them very suitable for highly precise switching applications. With no moving parts, Dinkle Opto relays have a high electrical life that is UL508 compliant (NMFT- Solid State controls for Motor loads).
OEMs, CEMs, panel builders and equipment manufacturers will all have many applications suitable for Dinkle’s Opto relays and the features and benefits that they bring. Offering longevity and a low defect rate, the dust and humidity resistant relays provide a space saving of 70% compared to traditional relay modules, and underpinning their high build quality, all of the Dinkle Opto relays are approved to cULus and CE.