Meder shrinks board-mount reed-relay module
Test & Measurement World Staff - July 24, 2012
Thanks to a new driver, the RM05-8A-S eight-pole reed-relay module from Standex-Meder Electronics occupies a 24% smaller footprint than its predecessor, the RM05-8A. The board-mount module has gold-plated leads for improved solderability and a standard dual-in-line pin layout with a 2-mm raster.
Specifications for the RM05-8A-S reed relay include a contact rating of up to 10 W, coil voltage of 5 VDC, and coil resistance of 500 Ω. Maximum switching voltage and switching current are 170 VDC and 0.5 A, respectively. In addition, the device provides a minimum breakdown voltage of 210 VDC. No external activation electronics are required. The relay is also available with parallel activation.
Engineers can use the RM05-8A-S in test and measurement, telecommunication, and high-frequency applications where millions of operations need to be performed reliably. The RoHs-compliant relay module comes in a sealed epoxy-resin housing and operates over a temperature range of -20°C to +85°C. Although the RM05-8A-S is not currently offered through distribution channels, samples of the 8-pole device can be obtained through the company’s website.
Standex-Meder Electronics, www.meder.com/module_relays_rm05-8a-s_en.html