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600 A sealed contactor

28 April 2010 Switches, Relays & Keypads

New from Gigavac is the GX16 – a 600 A single-pole, single-throw (SPST), normally open sealed contactor just 76 mm tall and weighing 0,9 kg. The GX16 expands Gigavac’s line of EPIC sealed contactors – rated from 20 A to 600 A continuous duty – that can switch both DC and AC voltages up to 750 V and is RoHS compliant.

The GX16 is 82 mm deep and 137 mm wide with easy-connect chassis level power connections that eliminates the need to bend the large connecting power cables or develop special bus bars. It was developed for large all-electric or hybrid-powered vehicles, busses, emergency vehicles, mining equipment, rail, as well as large solar and power backup systems. The contactor requires low coil hold power, can be mounted in any position, and can be used in nearly any harsh environment including under water and at temperatures from –55°C to 85°C (up to 1257deg;C with special coils). The dual coil design means one coil is automatically removed from the coil circuit once energised and only 8 W of coil power is required for continuous operation. An optional auxiliary contact driven off the main armature gives true indication of the main contact position.



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