David Hill

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Selecting a solid-state or electromechanical relay for an application

Posted by David Hill on Apr 8, 2016 12:52:43 PM

Opto 22 knows solid-state relays (SSRs) very, very well. We’ve been manufacturing our optically isolated, epoxy-filled SSRs for more than 40 years, and over that time have gained quite a bit of practical knowledge and experience about using SSRs in applications.

SSRs have replaced electromechanical relays (EMRs) in many applications, thanks to their advantages:

  • long service life
  • low noise generation
  • compact size
  • no moving parts
  • total absence of arcing

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