OptoNews Tip: SSR or EMR - Which should you use?

Posted by Jean Femia on May 25, 2016 3:25:21 PM

SSR being inspected in Opto 22's factoryWe've been manufacturing solid state relays (SSRs) for more than 40 years now.

In fact, that's how Opto 22 started: our founders discovered a better way to build SSRs.

So of course we want you to use SSRs. (And choose Opto's guaranteed-for-life models!) 

SSRs have largely replaced the older electromechanical relays (EMRs) of decades ago, thanks to their many advantages.

But for a few applications, you may want to consider an EMR.

Take a look at our SSR vs. EMR blog post and check your knowledge. Which should you use?

Read the blog post

Topics: optonews, SSRs, OptoNews 2016-05-25

Written by Jean Femia

Jean Femia writes about technical subjects and has focused on automation and control systems for more than 15 years. She likes learning about technology and taking corners in her Honda S2000.
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