High Capacity Relay achieves high-voltage 400 Vdc cutoff.

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Featuring encapsulated contacts, EV 300 A compact power relay achieves 400 Vdc high voltage switching cutoff due to hermetically sealed construction and magnetic arc motion through use of permanent magnet. This 1 Form A relay requires no arc space as arc is not exposed to outside. Contact is hermetically sealed with hydrogen to maintain stable contact resistance, and unit exhibits minimal operating noise, even when breaking larger currents.



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New High Capacity 300A EV Relay Achieves High-Voltage 400V DC Cutoff



New Providence, New Jersey: Panasonic Electric Works (formerly Aromat Corporation), introduces a 300A compact power relay with encapsulated contacts. 400V DC high voltage switching cutoff has been achieved thanks to hermetically sealed construction and magnetic arc motion through use of a permanent magnet. Typical applications for this 1 Form A relay include fuel-cell, electric and hybrid vehicles, UPS, automatic guided vehicles, elevators, construction machinery, inverter control and solar power generation systems.

Advantages of the 300A EV relay include:
o Small size and light weight (25% of the size of conventional contactors).
o No arc space is required (the arc is not exposed to the outside).
o Reduced fire hazard.
o High contact reliability (the contact is hermetically sealed with hydrogen to maintain stable contact resistance).
o Low operating noise, even when breaking large currents.

The AEV 300A is priced at $321.80 for 1,000 piece quantity. For more information on the EV 300A version relay, please contact Panasonic Electric Works at 800-276-6289, or go to www.pewa.panasonic.com.

About Panasonic Electric Works Corporation of America, the new name for Aromat Corporation Headquartered in New Providence, NJ, Panasonic Electric Works, the US subsidiary of Matsushita Electric Works, Ltd., is a market leader in signal, power, solid state, photoMOS, high frequency and automotive relays in the Americas. The company also markets a wide range of sealed, snap-action and detection switches, surface mount connectors and other automation control devices (PLCs, HMIs, Servo/AC Drives, Sensors, Laser Markers, Temperature Controllers, Limit Switches, Timers, Counters, Hour Meters, Magnetic Contactors).

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