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Carlo Gavazzi solid state contactors and reversing contactors

Carlo Gavazzi has launched the REC Series of 3-phase solid state contactors and reversing contactors. The company says the REC Series is 20 times more durable than equivalent mechanical contactors and succeeds in handling high frequency switching. The REC Series is comprised of a 3-pole non-reversing version with three switched phases, or a 3-pole non-reversing and reversing versions with two switched phases. The first solution eliminates direct connection from the power supply to motor, while the second one maintains the same performance level while providing relevant cost reduction. The company says its product assures substantial savings, as it reduces system downtime and maintenance costs. The solid state contactors are provided with a 1,600 Vp blocking voltage option that enhances their surge current ratings. The REC is mechanically compatible with Carlo Gavazzi’s CGT-22 line of bimetallic overload modules by means of a plastic adapter.


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June 9, 2010  By  John Gilson

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