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The multitalented LQ relay – now ready for high inrush currents and PiP reflow processing

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Panasonic Industry releases a PiP reflow variant for its LQ series – and the ALQ6 as High Inrush Current and Reinforced Insulation type

There’s some interesting news on Panasonic Industry’s LQ Series of electromechanical Power Relays, which is a widely-demanded, compact and high-performance relay solution designed for a vast field of applications. With a small and slim profile of 10mm (W) x 20mm (L) x 16mm (H), these relays offer flexibility in mounting orientations.

So far, the LQ Series boasts a high switching capacity of up to 10A and is available in six nominal coil voltages ranging from 5V to 24V, featuring 1 Form A or 1 form C contact arrangements.
Key features include a sealed construction for enhanced environmental protection, along with a high surge withstand voltage and dielectric strength, making them ideal for high voltage applicationsin ambient temperature usage, up to 85°C and 105°C.

Now, Panasonic Industry announces two extensions for its popular LQ series, rendering it suitable for an even wider field of application or mounting purposes:

Improved High Inrush Current & Reinforced Insulation Type

The new ALQ6 is designed to meet the escalating demand for high inrush current capability in automated systems, particularly in motor and LED lighting control applications. The ALQ6can efficiently handle an inrush current of up to 40A for 100μs, making it an ideal solution for capacitive loads.With a contact rating of 10A 125VAC, 8A 250VAC, and 5A 30VDC in an 1FormA arrangement, the ALQ6 not only delivers enhanced performance but also meets various safety standards with its increased creepage and clearance distance between contact and coil, measuring a minimum of 5.5mm – and complies with IEC/EN60335-1

An all-rounder,ready for Reflow processing

Next to the new specific inrush type, Panasonic Industry Europe announces the LQ series being now available in a reflow-processable variant, catering to the evolving demands of modern manufacturing processes.The LQ relay, in both 1FormA and 1FormC types, complies with IEC/EN60335-1 standards for household applications, ensuring reliability and safety.

Operating seamlessly up to 105°C, the LQ Series offers a high dielectric strength voltage of 4,000 Vrms between contact and coil. The new PiP reflow type enhances the series, making it universally applicable and aligning it with the efficiency and precision required in contemporary production techniques.

Markus Bichler, Head of Relay Electronics at Panasonic Industry Europe, comments, “The LQ is renowned as the universal talent among power relays. Being able to offer it now as a PiP reflow type allows us to serve those customers who have already upgraded their manufacturing processes in this regard.” For the ALQ6 he continues, “Being able to offer this all-rounder type of relay now also makes it the ideal choice for applications prone to high inrush currents, for instance, in the field of Industrial and Building Automation.”

Learn more about Panasonic’s entire portfolio of LQ relays.

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