Relay Application Notes

Relay Application Notes

Technical documentation and guidelines to specify, select, test and maintain relays in a variety of applications.

Content

  • Application of Relay Coil Suppression with DC Relays
  • Automotive Applications
  • Beware of Zero-Crossover Switching Transformers
  • Coil Suppression Can Reduce Relay Life
  • Coil Voltage and Temperature Compensation
  • Contact Arc Phenomenon
  • Contact Load Live Performance Enhancement
  • DC Relay Coil Power Reduction Options
  • Determining Relay Coil Inductance
  • Mounting Termination and Cleaning of PCB Relays
  • Operating DC Relays from AC and vice-versa
  • Proper Coil Drive is Critical to Good Relay and Contactor Performance
  • Relay Contact Life
  • Temperature Considerations for DC Relays
  • Venting Sealed Relays