Photorelays come with gull wing option.

Press Release Summary:

Photorelays are offered in 100V TLP3823 with a 3A drive current and 200V TLP3825 with a 1.5A drive current. Units are housed in 8-pin DIP packages. Products come with wider creepage options. Photorelays are suitable for general purpose inverters, HVAC, thermostats, building automation equipment and semiconductor testers and use MOSFET 8th generation UMOS process technology.

Original Press Release:

Toshiba Expands Lineup of Photorelays in DIP8 Packages

Adds 100V, 200V Options with High Drive Currents

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC) has added two mid-voltage products, the 100V TLP3823 with a 3A drive current, and the 200V TLP3825 with a 1.5A drive current, to its lineup of large current photorelays. The new products can be used to replace mechanical relays in applications including industrial equipment, general purpose inverters, HVAC, thermostats, building automation equipment, semiconductor testers, and more. The new photorelays are housed in 8-pin DIP packages, and are available with both Gull Wing (SMD) and wider creepage options.

The rate at which photorelays are being used to replace mechanical relays has accelerated in recent years. Toshiba is supporting and promoting this shift by applying its latest trench MOSFET process technology – 8th generation UMOS – to enable output currents that exceed 1A. Unlike mechanical relays, photorelays have no physical contacts subject to wear and tear, an advantage that can lead to greater product reliability. The use of photorelays also supports the development of smaller and thinner products. Toshiba's new photorelays also offer the advantage of a guaranteed pulsed on-state current that is three times larger than that of a continuous on-state current, ensuring a bigger margin for design safety.


  • TLP3823: VOFF=100V(min), ION=3A(max), ION(pulse)=9A(max)@t=100ms, Duty=1/10
  • TLP3825: VOFF=200V(min), ION=1.5A(max), ION(pulse)=4.5A(max)@t=100ms, Duty=1/10

Main Specifications


Part                   Absolute Maximum Rating                    On-state Resistance   Trigger           Off-State       Turn-On   Turn-Off        Package
Number   Off-state             On-state   On-state  Isolation      RON        RON      LED current     Current            time      Time
                output                 Current    current     voltage        typ.          max      IFT max            IOFFma x (µA) tON typ. tOFF typ.
                terminal              ION (A)    (pulsed)    BVS           (mΩ)        (mΩ)        (mA)               @VOFF (V)      (ms)        (ms)
          Voltage VOFF (V)                     IONP (A)   (Vrms)

TLP3823     100                   3                9          2500            60             150           5            1 (@VOFF= 100(V))    1.5       0.1        DIP8

TLP3825      200                 1.5             4.5        2500            250            500           5            1 (@VOFF= 200(V))    0.25    0.1

Pricing and Availability

Mass production of the new photorelays has commenced. For more details, samples and pricing information, please contact your local Toshiba Sales Office.

About TAEC

Through proven commitment, lasting relationships and advanced, reliable electronic components, Toshiba enables its customers to create market-leading designs. Toshiba is the heartbeat within product breakthroughs from OEMs, ODMs, CMs, VARs, distributors and fabless chip companies worldwide. A committed electronic components leader, Toshiba designs and manufactures high-quality flash memory-based storage solutions, solid state drives (SSDs), hard disk drives (HDDs), solid state hybrid drives (SSHDs), discrete devices, custom SoCs/ASICs, imaging products, microcontrollers, wireless components, mobile peripheral devices, and advanced materials that make possible today's leading smartphones, tablets, cameras, medical devices, automotive electronics, industrial applications, enterprise solutions and more.

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, Japan's largest semiconductor, solid state drive and hard disk drive manufacturer and the world's seventh largest semiconductor manufacturer (Gartner, 2015 Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue, January, 2016). Founded in Tokyo in 1875, Toshiba is at the heart of a global network of over 550 consolidated companies employing over 188,000 people worldwide (as of March 31, 2016). Visit Toshiba's web site at


Rebecca Bueno

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc.

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