High inrush capability relay protects smart lighting controls

Smart building automation systems require a high inrush performance, which has prompted the design of the G5RL-EL latching relay by Omron Electronic Components Europe. 

The low profile power relay controls capacitive loads and is suitable for controlling fluorescent and LED lamps. Its single contact structure makes it a competitive product proposition, says the company. 

The 16A G5RL-K-EL latching type relay is approved to IEC60669-1 and has a high inrush current capability up to 255A. This equips it for demanding switching environments where loads vary enormously. The device is also compatible with the International Safety Standard for Electrical / Electronic Household Appliances (IEC60335-1). The latching design saves energy as there is no hold current to keep the relay open.

The device expands Omron’s G5RL relay family. Andries de Bruin, senior European product marketing manager at Omron, observed: “Smart building systems can reduce the need to touch shared surfaces – an important safety measure as we return to working life after COVID-19. So, facilities managers are increasingly turning to automated lighting to increase safety as well as save energy”. He adds that the highly variable loads typical of these systems demand specialist components and that the G5RL-K-EL “is a smart solution to this growing challenge”.

Omron Electronic Components Europe specialises in electromechanical PCB relays, and supplies components such as micro switches, MOSFET relays, DIP switches, photo-microsensors and connectors. It has a portfolio of innovative technologies including 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 CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) 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 Omron, operating in the field of automation. Omron’s business fields cover a broad spectrum, ranging from industrial automation and electronic components to social infrastructure systems, healthcare, and environmental solutions. 

Established in 1933, Omron operates in around 120 countries and regions. In the field of industrial automation and supports manufacturing innovation by providing advanced automation technologies and products, as well as extensive customer support.


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