Compact high voltage DC relay prevents inrush current

Freeing up PCB space, the G5PZ-X DC power relay is designed by Omron Electronic Components Europe in a small footprint. It can be used for inrush protection circuits or for controlling equipment such as energy storage systems for solar panels or vehicle to home (V2H) charging points for electric vehicles. 

According to Andries de Bruin, European product marketing manager at Omron: “The market for electric vehicles and renewable energy generation, such as solar panels, is growing rapidly but equipment designers face the challenge of downsizing power supplies while increasing energy storage capacity“. The G5PZ-X features Omron arc control technology to deliver reliable high capacity DC bi-directional switching on a small footprint.

A single G5PZ-X relay, with dimensions of just 15.2 x 26.4mm, covers 200V DC / 20A, but two relays can be connected in series to switch currents at to 400V DC / 20A. This level of performance can help protect delicate components from very brief load peaks before the circuit stabilises, or for main circuit shutdown. A pair of G5PZ-X relays offer comparable performance to the nearest competitor device, says Omron, but with reduced device length and height (26.4 and 29.5mm respectively).

Omron Electronic Components Europe specialises in electromechanical PCB relays and supplies components such as micro switches, MOSFET relays, DIP switches, photo-microsensors and connectors. Omron‘s portfolio of innovative technologies includes MEMS based pressure, flow and thermal measurement sensors, human face and gesture recognition modules, vibration and tilt sensors.

Omron Electronic Components Europe supports its customers in western and eastern Europe, Russia and the Conferation of Independent States (CIS) through eight regional offices, a network of local offices and partnerships with specialist, local, regional and global distributors.  

Omron Electronic Components Europe is a subsidiary of the Omron Corporation. 

Omron specialises in the field of automation and covers a broad spectrum, ranging from industrial automation and electronic components to social infrastructure systems, healthcare, and environmental solutions. 

Established in 1933, Omron has employees worldwide, working to provide products and services in around 120 countries and regions. In the field of industrial automation, Omron supports manufacturing innovation by providing advanced automation technologies and products, as well as through extensive customer support.   

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