General Purpose Relay from American Zettler Features Unparalleled UL Performance Ratings

A new electromechanical relay series from American Zettler ( AZ576) shows best-in-class performance ratings for applications in Appliance, Lighting, Controls and other Industries - “More power, more cycles, at higher temperatures”

November 06, 2015 -- "More power, more cycles, and at higher temperatures" - these are the ever increasing expectations of engineers for relay characteristics used in applications for the appliance, lighting, controls and similar industries.

With its new AZ576 relay series, American Zettler is responding to those demands and has unveiled a product that establishes a new best-in-class standard in terms of UL performance ratings in every one of these categories.

At 277 VAC, the AZ576 relay outperforms any competitive general purpose relay with ratings of 20A for 30K cycles at 85 degrees C, or 17A for 100K cycles at 105 degrees C respectively. General purpose, pilot duty, HP, inductive, and TV loads round out the top UL ratings of this series. Coil voltages range from 3 to 110VDC, and Class F insulation (155 degrees C) is standard. Pin spacing is an industry-standard 5.0mm, and future versions will have a 3.5mm spacing option. Operate time is typically less than 8ms, and release time is typically less than 4ms. A 5kV coil-contact dielectric strength and a 10kV surge resistance mean that the AZ576 is robust enough for even highly susceptible applications.

A latching version is planned in 2016 for energy management and lighting customers.

"Despite of these peerless performance ratings we have managed to keep production cost very low through Zettler's scale and high automation levels." said Patrick Millet, National Sales Manager of American Zettler, Inc. Pricing for the AZ576 starts at $0.70 in 10K quantities.

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