Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Enhanced Compact Power Relays 

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The compact power relays offer high inrush current handling, reflow process compatibility, and robust performance for diverse applications with improved safety and reliability.


Panasonic has released updates to its LQ Series of electromechanical power relays, a compact and high-performance solution suitable for a broad range of applications. These relays feature a sleek profile measuring 10mm x 20mm x 16mm, providing versatile mounting options.

The LQ Series is known for its robust switching capacity of up to 10A and is offered in six nominal coil voltages from 5V to 24V. Available configurations include 1 Form A or 1 Form C contacts. They are designed with a sealed structure to protect against environmental factors, and they boast high surge and dielectric strength, suited for high-voltage applications with ambient temperatures reaching up to 85°C and 105°C.

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The ALQ6 is tailored for the growing needs of automated systems that require high inrush current capabilities, especially in motor and LED lighting controls. This model can manage an inrush current of up to 40A for 100μs, making it perfect for capacitive loads. It features a contact rating of 10A 125VAC, 8A 250VAC, and 5A 30VDC with 1 Form A contacts, improved safety standards with a minimum creepage and clearance of 5.5mm.

Additionally, the series now includes a variant suitable for reflow processing, responding to the needs of modern manufacturing. It operates up to 105°C with a dielectric strength of 4,000 Vrms between contact and coil, enhancing its suitability for efficient, high-precision manufacturing settings.

Markus Bichler, Head of Relay Electronics at Panasonic Industry Europe, comments, “The LQ is renowned as the universal talent among power relays. Being able to offer it now as a PiP reflow type allows us to serve those customers who have already upgraded their manufacturing processes in this regard.” For the ALQ6 he continues, “Being able to offer this all-rounder type of relay now also makes it the ideal choice for applications prone to high inrush currents, for instance, in the field of Industrial and Building Automation.”

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Nidhi Agarwal
Nidhi Agarwal
Nidhi Agarwal is a journalist at EFY. She is an Electronics and Communication Engineer with over five years of academic experience. Her expertise lies in working with development boards and IoT cloud. She enjoys writing as it enables her to share her knowledge and insights related to electronics, with like-minded techies.


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