Omron DMS Europe’s new G9KB PCB power relay provides bi-directional high power DC switching for next generation renewable battery energy storage systems for homes and DC wall boxes for electric vehicles. It can replace two standard unidirectional relays.
Omron’s strategic marketing manager, Steve Drumm, said: “This new relay is part of our response to the next stage of the renewable energy market, which will need reliable and safe switching between charging and discharging power from storage devices.
“The G9KB bi-directional relay can be used within a power conditioner to ensure stable power output from a battery, and it will be particularly beneficial for domestic-scale renewable energy systems: for example, where electricity from solar panels is being used to charge an electric vehicle.”
The relay features Omron’s arc cut off technology that ‘stretches’ the arc using the magnetic force of a permanent magnet placed near the contact point.