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Fujitsu Releases Compact, Lightweight, High-Voltage DC Switching Relay for Electric Vehicle Market Applications

Offers significant improvements in load switching, power consumption, and more

Fujitsu Components America Inc.

San Jose, CA, July 18, 2017

FUJITSU Components High-Voltage DC switching relay
Fujitsu Components America, Inc. today introduced a high-voltage DC load switching relay series for the electric vehicle charging market with 13-percent higher voltage switching capability, 77-percent less power consumption, and a package size 40-percent smaller than similar, available relays.

The FTR-E1 series is a compact, single-pole PC board relay available with 12VDC and 24VDC coils.It is nominally rated up to 30A, 450VDC (40A max/1hr), resistive, with 900mW power consumption.

The relay’s compact (43.6 x 28.3 x 36.8mm) package weighs approximately 75g, which is nearly 60-percent lighter than competitive devices. In addition, the FTR-E1 series also offers an electrical life of 10K operations at 20A, 450VDC resistive – nearly three-and-a-half-times that of leading products.

With a dielectric strength of 5,000VAC (1 min.) between coil and contacts, the FTR-E1 offers twice the insulation properties of similar relays. Non-polarized contacts enable it to switch between charging and discharging the load, making this relay well suited for use in on-board chargers and charging stations for electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, string disconnection of photovoltaics systems, and high-voltage DC load control systems.

Available immediately, the FTR-E1 is lead-free, RoHS compliant, and cULus recognized. Pricing begins at $29.85 each for single- to 99-piece quantities. For more information, go to Relays.

About Fujitsu Components America, Inc.

Fujitsu Components America, Inc. markets and distributes electronic and system components and sub-systems throughout North and South America. Products include relays, connectors, input and pointing devices, touch panels, thermal printers, and wireless modules. The company is headquartered at 2290 North First Street, Suite 212, San Jose, CA 95131. For product information, contact FCAI via telephone at 1-800-380-0059 or by email at
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Date: July 18, 2017
City: San Jose, CA