Panasonic Electric Works launches a new power relay as a low-profile version of the tried-and-tested 16A latching type.
The DW-HL relay has a reduced height (compact design (24mm x 10mm x 15.8mm (LxWxH)) and low coil power dissipation of 200mW for the 1 coil latching type or 400mW for the 2 coil latching type. This is perfectly suited for building automation and the new IoT market with applications such as smart switches, smart sockets, or in-wall applications. The DW-HL relay is the perfect actuator for reliable switching of loads in bus systems as the KNX bus, LED and halogen lighting systems, shutter motors, solenoid valves, and other electrical equipment.
The DW-HL relay reliably switches 25,000 times inrush currents of 117A at 240V AC according to TV-8 rating and rated switching capacities of 16A/277V AC. The relay hence complements Panasonic's existing portfolio of latching type power relays.
Benefits for designing include the relay's 6mm creepage and clearance distance between contact and coil and its impressive breakdown voltage of 6kV between contact and coil. The surge withstand voltage here is a remarkable 12kV.