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Lead and cadmium free relays

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article image G5SB series of PCB relays.

NEW lead-free, cadmium-free relays from Omron are more environmentally-friendly 'drop-in' replacements for existing styles.

Omron has a strategy of developing lead-free soldering and plating processes and has spent three years perfecting the technology for mass-production using these processes, as well as reliability evaluation standards and an established production system.

Amongst the fruits of this program is the new Omron G5SB series of PCB relays, which share all the features of the existing G5S styles, but are manufactured using less environmentally damaging materials.

The new relay is a compact SPDT configuration device, with high isolation that can switch up to 5A. The G5SB can withstand an impulse voltage of 8000V between the coil and the contacts.

The device conforms to UL, CSA and VDE approval. Dimensions and PCB footprint are identical to the earlier version, which it will replace.

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