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  • August 16, 2013
    What Is UL 1604?Engineers who specify electrical products for industrial equipment tend to have a good working knowledge of UL ratings. However, one rating that gives many engineers trouble is UL 1604, which certifies electrical components for use in hazardous environments. We routinely field questions about UL 1604 and which products comply with it. Here are some answers.
  • May 03, 2013
    Relay Life Span Optically-isolated Relays inherently have a long lifespan, due to their lack of moving parts and the robustness of their solid state electronics. You can, however, make them last even longer by accounting for LED power losses. Keep in mind that LED power does not remain constant over time. Instead, all LEDs experience a power loss in proportion to the time that current is applied to them. With optically-isolated Relays, including PhotoMOS, this loss of LED power affects the device’s operating characteristics and lifecycle.
  • March 14, 2013
    HE-V Relays  As solar farms and energy storage systems grow in scale, they increasingly require power Relays that can safely cut off high DC voltages. That’s where Panasonic's new HE-V Relay comes in. Designed specifically for alternative energy applications, this new 2 Form A power Relay provides oustanding capacity, reduced energy requirements, and can be used for a variety of appliactions.
  • March 07, 2013
    NN30 Series Overview This video discusses the major features and benefits of the Panasonic NN30 Series DC-DC converter IC. Its small size, high efficiency, and fast response facilitate smaller and higher performance power supply designs. For more videos, check out Panasonic's YouTube Channel.
  • February 08, 2013
    Is your GT series HMI in a public area or used by multiple site personnel? While leaving HMI programs open to your entire staff is the easiest route to take, it is also the most dangerous.
  • January 15, 2013
    Connectors and LED Lighting  The explosive growth of LED lighting has also sparked the need for Connectors with a distinct set of packaging and mechanical capabilities. To work well in LED lighting systems, Connectors need to meet all of the following technical requirements:
  • December 20, 2012
    A new tool available with the GT series HMI panel eliminates the need for PLC software and allows users to manage and monitor PLCs like never before.
  • December 14, 2012
    Film Capacitors With Fuse Function In this video we will demonstrate the effectiveness of Panasonic's segmented metallized fusing function in diminishing the effect of failure on our film capacitors.

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