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Compact Contactors suit solar applications to 1,500 Vdc.

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March 20, 2014 - UL rated for switching 175 A @ 1,000 Vdc and continuous duty up to 300 A, HX series suits solar combiner boxes and inverters as well as other applications requiring arc-free switching. EPIC® sealed switching technology enables use of product in harsh environments, including underwater and at temperatures from -55 to +85°C. With models HX21 and HX200, series offers footprint options that allow mechanical arrangement in any circuit. Coils are offered in 12, 24, and 48 Vdc versions.

Gigavac, LLC

P.O. Box 4428, Santa Barbara, CA, 93140, USA

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Gigavac Rounds Out High Voltage Switching Line

Press release date: March 9, 2014

New Compact Contactors Ideal for Solar Applications to 1500Vdc

Santa Barbara, California, USA — GIGAVAC announces two additions to their High Voltage Contactor line of Advanced Switching Solutions.  The HX21 and HX200 join the HX22 as the smallest UL508 recognized contactors for high current switching at 1000Vdc.  Designed and manufactured in the USA by GIGAVAC, the HX series features the Patented EPIC® Seal. This provides complete protection beyond what is offered by traditional hermetic seals.

UL rated for switching 175 amps at 1000Vdc and a continuous duty up to 300 amps the HX series was developed for use in solar combiner boxes and inverters.  These are also the perfect contactor choice for any application requiring safe sealed arcfree switching.  Lightweight and compact, only about one pound,  the HX series utilizes GIGAVAC’s EPIC® sealed switching technology which means it can safely be used in nearly any harsh environment including under water and at temperatures from –55°C to 85°C.  HX contactors are not position sensitive. And, now with the addition of the HX21 and HX200 there are multiple mechanical footprint options allowing for easy mechanical arrangement in any circuit.  High efficiency coils are offered in 12, 24, or 48Vdc versions. GIGAVAC’s dual coil design means low coil power consumption and no EMI emission or crosstalk.

Complete specifications are available online at http://www.gigavac.com/catalog/pp/hx.html

GIGAVAC accepts all major credit cards and generally ships the same day an order is received. Representatives  throughout the world can deliver the products in the user's country and currency at the lowest possible cost.  For complete information and ordering, call +1-805-684-8401 or visit www.GIGAVAC.com.

About GIGAVAC:
Based in Santa Barbara, California, GIGAVAC manufactures and distributes ADVANCED SWITCHING SOLUTIONS. GIGAVAC’s sealed switching devices include high voltage relays, contactors, manual disconnect switches and other Power Products. Used in a wide variety of applications typical customers are manufacturers of commercial and military vehicles as well as boats, light rail, mining, factory automation power systems, battery charging and management systems, fuel cells, solar and wind power systems, test equipment, HV power supplies, wafer fabrication, RF communications equipment, MRI/medical equipment and others in need of ADVANCED SWITCHING SOLUTIONS. www.GIGAVAC.com.

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