DC relays ideal for automotive and mobility

Three new PCB relays from Omron Electronic Components Europe target automotive and mobility applications where space is tight and high-performance is crucial.

The G8K, G8G and G8PM relays support high-performance DC motor control with a floor size and volume up to 95 per cent smaller than similar relays on the market. The devices are all smaller than standard DA relays and deliver high contact pressure with maximum coil size combined with AC500V insulation capacity. Each device targets the specific needs of different motor control applications in a format that favors high-density mounting, cutting overall PCB costs.

Omron’s technical product manager, application engineering, Yoshiaki Anai, said: “As direct replacements for micro ISO relays, these new devices further support the automotive sector in its ambitions to design more-compact PCBs so that end-product sizes can be reduced. The G8PM in particular—with its patented low contact heating temperature—has a twin contact design that maintains its reliability and low contact heating even if one of the contacts fails.”