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Microelectronic relay with improved current handling

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article image 40% more current.

INTERNATIONAL Rectifier , has introduced the PVG612A series of microelectronic relays (MER) that have as much as 40% more current handling capability and up to 50% better on-resistance than similar competing devices.

Packaged in a six-pin DIP, the PVG612A is used in a vast variety of switching applications, including programmable logic controllers, audio equipment, computers and peripherals, power supplies, load distribution to displays, indicators and industrial automation.

The PVG612A is a single-pole, normally open, solid-state relay. It utilises an integrated circuit photovoltaic generator and IR HEXFET power MOSFET transistors as the output switch.

The switch is controlled by radiation from a light-emitting diode that is optically isolated from the generator.

The PVG612A is rated at 60V, with 3A ac or 6A dc maximum load current, and features an input drive of 5mA, making the new PVG612A fully TTL-compatible.

The device is offered in through-hole, surface mount and tape and reel package options.

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