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When you need high contact reliability, new IDEC relays with bifurcated contacts are the answer!

Nov 10, 2011

Sunnyvale, CA – Compact general purpose relays available in new bifurcated contact models are great as input devices for a variety of controllers including PLCs and Smart Relays used in the micro processing industry.

RJ22 relays are available with low signal switching bifurcated contacts for increased contact reliability, reduced contact bounce and switching low currents and voltages (dry circuits).These models have a maximum contact rating of 1amp  at 250V AC, while maintaining a minimum switching load of 100uA 1V DC, allowing you to use this relay for dry circuit switching needs. With the shortest width on the market RJ bifurcated contact relays are durable, compact and available with plug-in or PCB terminals.

Plug-in terminal relays have a non-polarized green LED indicator available (except on the simple type), utilizing IDEC’s unique light-guide structure. Diode, reverse polarity diode, and RC circuits are also available with peak inverse voltages of 1000V

Like the rest of the RJ family, RJ22 PCB bifurcated contact relays have been manufactured with attention to even the smallest details. Using our automated manufacturing technologies, an innovative design was utilized in the internal construction of moving parts ensuring the highest-quality, reliable relays. This includes a unique return spring structure eliminating unnecessary weak points, allowing for increased electrical conductivity and longer service life. Both DPDT and DPST-NO contact configuration types are available in a flux-tight structure.

RJ Plug-in and PCB Terminal relays (with bifurcated contacts) are UL recognized, CSA certified, VDE approved and CE marked. Correlating 2-pole sockets include multiple features for ease-of-use and can be DIN rail, panel or PCB mounted. For complete specifications or additional information, call 1-800-262-IDEC (4332) or visit




About IDEC: Headquartered in Osaka, Japan, IDEC Corporation is a global manufacturer known worldwide for over sixty-five years for its reliable control and automation products. In the United States, IDEC has over thirty local sales offices to assist customers with choosing the right switches, relays, power supplies, PLCs, OIs, sensors and more. A leader in the industry, IDEC produces only the highest quality products. For additional information, visit

RJ22 Bifurcated Relays - IDEC Corporation