Future Electronics Presents PhotoMOS Solid-State Relays from Panasonic

Montreal, Quebec  - Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, announces immediate availability of PhotoMOS solid-state relays from Panasonic.

The choice between traditional electromechanical relays and the solid-state varieties often comes down to reliability and performance. With no moving parts, solid-state relays avoid all the obvious mechanical failure modes associated with traditional relays. They also tend to offer desirable electrical characteristics and design advantages including low power consumption, low leakage current, stable on-resistance over lifetime, high reliability with extremely long life, small size, fast switching speeds, high vibration and shock resistance, and no contact bounce or switching noise.

Solid-state relays such as PhotoMOS shine when it comes to reliability. Without the moving parts of an electromechanical relay, solid-state relays typically have an excellent mean time to failure (MTTF). In general, solid-state relays tolerate shock and vibration loads that threaten electromechanical relays. Solid-state relays also eliminate the buzzing that can affect electromechanical relays driven by PWM and other methods intended to conserve input power.

Solid-state relays may have a higher price tag than electromechanical relays. The total cost over the relay's lifecycle, however, tips the scales back in favor of solid-state technology. Most of the operating cost advantages come from reductions in power consumption and a longer lifecycle for fewer relay replacements. The savings can be even greater in applications that require the relay to remain in its closed state for long periods of time. Solid-state relays can be operated closed without the elevated temperatures and extra current draw of their electromechanical counterparts.

Also, integrating the protective mechanism in the relay, rather than relying on a separate component, saves space. And it speeds development time because there's one less component to work into the design.

For more information about Panasonic, PhotoMos, whitepaper, solid state relays, the AQV Photomos Series, the AQY Photomos Series, the AQZ Photomos Series, Automotive Photomos Solid State Relays, PAN1720, PAN1721, PAN1326, or to purchase product(s), along with access to the world's largest available-to-sell inventory, visit www.Futureelectronics.com

To read the full Whitepaper: Working With Optically-Isolated Relays from Panasonic click here. (http://www.futureelectronics.com/en/manufacturers/panasonic/Documents/Panasonic_PhotoMOS_WP.pdf)

About Future Electronics

Future Electronics is a world class leader and innovator in the distribution and marketing of electronic components. Having served the electronics industry for over 40 years, Future Electronics is uniquely positioned as the only truly global distributor of electronic components supporting customers of all sizes. Future Electronics currently operates in 169 locations in 42 countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia, with its corporate headquarters in Montreal, Canada. www.FutureElectronics.com

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