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RS Components adds high-performance solid-state relays

Single- and three-phase AC-output solid-state relays from Kudom provide high performance at a very competitive price


Taiwan, 22 December 2015:

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has announced availability of two new solid-state relay (SSR) series from Kudom. These new SSRs offer built-in touch-proof protection and high-quality performance at a highly competitive price to meet the demands of industrial OEMs, as well as builders of panels, machines and heating-control systems.

The KSI(068) and KSQF series of high-quality panel-mount SSRs from Kudom are ideal for use in a range of applications such as resistive heating, catering equipment, temperature control of liquids, motor control, lighting control, electric vehicles, mobility scooters and DC-DC switching.

Driving demand in the relay market is the ability to switch higher loads than electromechanical relays. They also offer the additional benefits of silent and faster switching, as there are no moving parts, and they are able to switch a greater total number of operations.

The dimensional and electrical characteristics of the product match the requirements of the industry-standard ‘hockey puck’ SSR design for panel/surface-mount styles, but incorporate the added safety offered by the built-in touch-proof covers, which are normally sold as accessories but now come as standard. Featuring an aesthetically pleasing design, incorporating the instantly recognisable blue Kudom brand colour, all SSRs from Kudom also come with a built-in LED indicator that enables users to see when the relay is energised.

The KSI(068) series of single-phase AC-output SSRs can be used for resistive, inductive and capacitive loads and has an IP20 touch-safe cover. The relay provides Triac or SCR output for heavy industrial loads and provides internal RC/MOV and TVS protection. The KSQF series of three-phase AC-output SSRs provides an SCR output, an internal MOV/RC protection circuit, and is RoHS compliant.

The KSI(068) and KSQF series are now available from RS in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions.

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.

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