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High Voltage Contactor suits solar applications to 1,000 Vdc.

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November 18, 2013 - Developed for use in solar combiner boxes and inverters, Model HX22 is UL rated for switching 175 A at 1,000 Vdc and continuous duty up to 300 A. RoHS-compliant unit utilizes EPIC® sealed switching technology, exceeding IP67 and IP69 sealing requirements, and making it safe for use in nearly any harsh environment including under water and at temperatures from -55 to +85°C. Measuring 3.6 x 3.2 in., contactor features dual coil design, available in 12, 24, or 48 Vdc versions.

Gigavac, LLC

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

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Gigavac Announces Compact High Voltage Contactor Ideal for Solar Applications to 1500Vdc

Press release date: November 13, 2013

Santa Barbara, California, USA — GIGAVAC announces a new addition to their extensive line of Advanced Switching Solutions.  The HX22 is the smallest UL508 recognized contactor for high current switching at 1000Vdc.  Designed and manufactured in the USA by GIGAVAC, the HX22 exceeds IP67 and IP69 sealing requirements in addition to being RoHS compliant.

UL rated for switching 175 amps at 1000Vdc and a continuous duty up to 300 amps the HX22 was developed for use in solar combiner boxes and inverters.  The HX22 is also perfect for any application requiring safe sealed arc-free switching.  Lightweight and compact (about 3.6 x 3.2 inches)  the HX22 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.  The HX22 is not position sensitive which allows 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/pdf/ds/pp/hx22.pdf

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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