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71mm-high solid-state relays from RS Components boost channel capacity in space-constrained applications

Sleek enclosure design allows up to 24-character identification to aid safe and accurate wiring

Malaysia, 7 January 2016:

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has revealed a new own-brand range of highly miniaturised solid-state relays (SSRs), which enable small panels or cabinets to support extremely high channel count.

The RS-branded SSRs have the industry’s lowest profile of just 71mm, making them ideal for applications that require isolation between a PLC and field wiring but are subject to severe enclosure-height constraints. Their 6.2mm footprint is shared with other miniature mechanical relays, which helps enhance flexibility and simplifies panel design challenges.

Adding to their physical size advantages, the relay housings provide space for identification labels of up to 24 characters. Clear terminal markings also help ensure accurate installation and maintenance. Screw or push-in termination options give flexibility for designers to meet the needs of different markets worldwide. In addition, all models feature an integrated test socket.

The new SSRs combine the superior reliability of solid-state technology with press-fit internal construction that further enhances robustness. They are packaged in flame-retardant housings that meet UL 94-V0 and the NFF I2/F2 transportation standard, specified over the industrial temperature range -40°C to 85°C, and carry CE, UL, CSA and GL approvals.

About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer more than 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping around 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronic components, electrical, automation and control, and test and measurement equipment, and engineering tools and consumables.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2015 had revenues of £1.27bn.

For more information, please visit the website at www.rs-online.com.

Further information is available via these links:

Twitter: @RSElectronics; @alliedelec; @designsparkRS

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Relevant Links:

Electrocomponents plc
www.electrocomponents.com

RS Components
www.rs-online.com

DesignSpark
http://www.designspark.com