PhotoMOS relay in DIP5 package extends load voltage for stability

For switching in battery management systems (BMS) in storage systems, charging stations, and high voltage measurement and infrastructure control applications, Panasonic Industry Europe has released the AQV258H5 PhotoMOS HE relay.

The relay series offers 5kV I/O isolation and an increased clearance and creepage distance on output side. It is supplied in a miniature 1-Form-A DIP5 packaging.

”Industrial BMS applications demand reliability and consistent performance over the product lifespan”, explained Michael Renner, product manager at Panasonic Industry Europe. “These new devices extend the load voltage of Panasonic’s PhotoMOS relay family and improve ruggedness and stability.” 

The AQV258H5 HE series PhotoMOS relays are rated at 1,500V / 20mA and have a MOSFET output. They have an almost unlimited lifetime if used according to the specifications, said Panasonic Industry Europe. On-resistance remains stable throughout the entire lifetime, claimed the company. The AQV258H5 HE series PhotoMOS relays, unlike electromechanical devices are unaffected by vibration, which is particularly relevant in many industrial applications.

The PhotoMOS series AQV258H5 relays also feature a low control current and low leakage current and produce no switching noise. Devices are supplied with five pins to accommodate different creepage and clearance requirements. A six-pin version is also available. Both types are offered with through-hole or surface-mount terminations. 

Panasonic Industry Europe is part of the global Panasonic Group and provides automotive and industrial products and services in Europe. 

The company’s portfolio covers key electronic components, devices and modules up to products and production equipment for manufacturing lines across a broad range of industries. 

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