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RV8 Interface Series (General purpose relay)

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IDEC 6mm interface relays provide a compact solution for general purpose relay requirements. Now available with solid state models, the RV8 series Interface relays are ideal for PLC and electronic systems, industrial automation, panel builders, assembly machine applications and other applications that require a high switching capability in a compact space. 

The RV8 series interface relays can be used as interfaces between the controller and the actuator to switch small and medium size loads.

Key Features

  • Class I, Division 2 and Class I, Zone 2 Hazardous Location options (electromechanical relays only)
  • Solid State RV8S ratings
  • Only 70mm in height from DIN rail
  • Accessories (Jumpers, marking plates & spacers)
  • Pre-assembled relay & DIN mount socket
  • Universal screw & spring clamp terminals
  • Universal AC/DC socket with built-in surge suppression and green LED
  • 6A contact rating (electromechanical relays only)
  • Hazardous location RV & H ( Class I, Div2) ratings
  • Operating temperature of -40ºC ~ 70°C for EMR (-20°C ~ +60°C for SSR)
  • RoHS compliant.


  • How relays work

    Relays are simple switches which are operated both electrically and mechanically. Relays consist of an electromagnet and also a set of contacts. The switching mechanism is carried out with the help of the electromagnet. There are also other operating principles for its working. But they differ according to their applications. Most of the devices have the application of relays.

    The main operation of a relay comes in places where only a low-power signal can be used to control a lot of circuits. It is also used in places where only signal can be used to control a lot of circuits.The high end applications of relays require high power to be driven by electric motors and so on. Such relays are called contactors.


    Different types of relays

    There are different types relays that are available for industrial use:

    Solid-state relays, contactors, protective relays, digital protective relays, latching relay..etc..

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