Relays & Timers
Designed with attention to every detail, IDEC relays and timers go the extra mile in performance and dependability. IDEC produces a wide selection of Interface, Power, Solid State and PCB mount Relays to fit your application requirements. Over the years IDEC has introduced many new innovations to its family of relays. Thanks to technological advances and creative engineering, our relays have continued to set a new standard as we strive to meet the needs of our customers. Global approvals and acceptance only prove how IDEC has made every effort to make its relays the best. Our vision to surpass our competitors in consistency, reliability and quality in the global market has become a reality.
IDEC is an established and well-known industrial relay manufacturer. For many decades IDEC has supplied the widest selection of relays in the market. Designed with attention to every detail, IDEC relays are manufactured to ensure precision and quality. Either din-rail, panel or PCB mounted, we have the relays that work for your applications.
The RJ22 model has a maximum contact rating of 1amp at 250V AC, while maintaining a minimum switching load of 100uA 1V DC, allowing customers to use this relay for their dry circuit switching needs. With the shortest width on the market RJ bifurcated relays are durable, compact and available with plug-in or PCB terminals.
A non-polarized green LED indicator is available (except on the simple type), utilizing IDEC’s unique light-guide structure to enable these relays to be identified by the illuminated green LED. 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 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.
What sets the RU relays apart from other relays is the unique internal construction. There is no internal wiring, which means no weak solder points and a completely lead-free manufacturing process. The contacts are cadmium-free as well, making the RU relays environmentally-friendly. All RU relays are also manufactured by a totally automated assembly process which means the relay is of the highest quality because the possibility of human error has been eliminated during the manufacturing process.
IDEC has developed an innovative and simple method of identifying the RU series of relays. Several different colored marking plates are now available that can be used to replace the standard marking plate found on the top of the RU relay.
These marking plates are available in yellow (standard color), green, orange, blue or white. In addition, the marking plates can be further identified by using either a pencil or pen to write directly on them. You can, in effect, create your own customized label that is actually part of the relay. The marking plates are located on the top of the relay rather than on the socket.
In addition, IDEC has developed the RU relay with low signal switching bifurcated contacts. The RU42S model has a maximum contact rating of 3 amps 250V AC while maintaining a minimum switching load of 0.1mA @ 1V DC, allowing you to use this relay for all your dry circuit switching needs.
IDEC interface relays provide a compact solution for general purpose relay requirements. The RV8 series interface relays are ideal for PLC and other controller output, industrial automation, panel builders, assembly machine applications, and other applications that require a high switching capability in a compact space. The RV8 relays can be used as a universal interface between the controller and the actuator to switch small and medium-size loads. Installation time is greatly reduced with pre-assembled relays and sockets – with either screw connections or spring clamp terminations. Replacement relays and sockets are also available. Optional accessories include jumpers, spacers, and marking plates to facilitate wiring and quick identifications. The primary versions available are:
RV8H - 6mm
The 6mm electromechanical relays have a 6A contact rating, with voltage input ranges from 5VDC to 240VAC- with several universal versions which can accept both AC and DC inputs.
RV8H - 14mm
The 14mm electromechanical relays have 6A to 16A contact ratings in a 1-pole or 2-pole relay.
Both RV8H electromechanical relays sizes include Class I, Div 2 ratings for use in Hazardous Locations.
Choose from panel or DIN rail mounting. Unlike the competition, when DIN rail mounted, RL relays don’t require a socket or adaptor. Quick Connect terminals allow faster installation on commercial applications, while screw terminations are ideal for industrial applications.
Force-guided relays are key electromechanical switching components, providing a failsafe within safety circuits and detecting failures such as contact welding or damage to the contact spring failure. Often used in combination with elevator controls, interlock switches, light curtains and emergency stop switches, these relays are crucial in safety control applications. Our popular RF1V force-guided relays are ideal for applications requiring additional contacts for an HR1S Safety Relay or an FS1A Safety Controller. The RF1V series is a cost-effective and easy method to expand mechanical contact outputs. In combination with the SF1V series of mounting sockets, these relays can be mounted on a panel, DIN rail or PC board. Available in 4-pole and 6-pole versions and can include a LED indicator options. The RF1V is also available in a counter electromotive force diode relay.
Unlike electromechanical relays, solid state relays are electronic switching devices and have no moving parts. The solid state relays provide reliable switching in general applications and fast switching speeds. Since there are no moving parts, the life expectancy of a solid state relay is much improved compared to electromechanical relays.
RSC relays have technology to dissipate the heat away from main switching components, making them a great buy. Other relays may require you to add your own heat sink or deal with a burned out product, but the RSC relays from IDEC have a built-in heat sink making them easy to install and get running. The heat sink, along with an epoxy-free design, eliminates the need to de-rate your relay and also increases its life expectancy. And an LED status indicator makes sure you can see it working.
The slim design of the RSC relays provides a compact unit for DIN Rail or panel mounting without wasting space. 20A and 30A current ranges are 22.5mm, while the relays with 45A current are 45mm. All RSC relays are UL recognized, CE marked, as well as being lead-free and RoHS compliant.
The "hockey puck" style RSS series of solid state relays allow switching of the most demanding loads. Highly resistant to inrush, with a built-in snubber, the RSS series is ideal for switching loads such as lights and heaters. Available with either DC (4-32V) or AC (90-280V) inputs and output current ratings up to 90A. All models feature zero-voltage turn-on to reduce inrush current and a dual SCR switch (rather than a triac) for enhanced reliability and superior heat dissipation properties.
Our sockets are available in screw, cage-clamp, and push-in termination type. Each socket is designed to work with IDEC timers and relays, but will work equally well with any fitting component.
SU series sockets is used with RU series relay. Featuring a Push-in style connection that achieves high contact reliability and vibration resistance regardless of wire size and shape. Stranded wire, single wire, stranded wire with ferrule can be connected easily without any tools. Utilizing the Push-in technology allows a reduction of wiring man-hours by about 55%.
The RTE series timers offer the most popular timing functions in 2 models (Power and Signal Triggered) together with high power 10A contacts. In fact, they use our famous RH2 relay, so you can be sure of the reliability.
Powered Triggered Models offer standard ON Delay, Interval and Cycle ON & OFF timing functions, while Signal Triggered Models offer 6 distinct timing functions. Both are tubular pin base or .187 quick connect terminals. All models mount into industry standard sockets or standard 45mm square panel cutouts using an optional adaptor.
The GT3A timer offer flexible multi-mode/multi-range timers with 5A contacts in octal plug-in format. Time range up to 180 hours. Both power on and momentary input trigger type SPDT and DPDT contact configuration.
The GT3F offer true power off delay timer with 5A contacts. Time range up to 10 minutes in SPDT and DPDT contact configuration.
The GT3S is a Star Delta timer with 5A contacts. Operating input 120 to 240VAC
The GT3W is a Multi function dual time range timer with 5A contact rating. Time ranges up to 300 hours.
The RTE is a multi-mode and multi-range timers with 10A contacts in both octal and blade plug in format, with SPDT and DPDT contact configuration
IDEC GE1A series of timers are simple, yet flexible ON Delay time delay relays. It is extremely easy to configure the GE1A for a wide variety of set times and is a perfect fit for the large OEM who wants a simple plug and play timing solution.
The GE1A provides delays up to 10 hours, two different contact configurations and are designed to meet most application requirements. With 8 pin octal termination and a variety of accessories, DIN rail, surface or through-panel mounting is available.