Ultra-Low Power Consumption Power Relays from American Zettler in Building Emergency Lighting Applications

With even more stringent energy savings standards in building and lighting controls, reduction of power consumption continues to be a major industry trend.

The design of an industry-leading manufacturer of emergency lighting solutions for commercial buildings required seamless switching between line and battery back-up power at times of power loss, while also demanding very ambitious low-power consumption. American Zettler met this challenge by developing a super-sensitive coil version of its AZ9405 relay.

The relay, originally developed as a general purpose and appliance relay, features a special coil that consumes only 150mW of coil power, less than 40% the typical 400mW used in relays of the same form factor.

Given that relays can be one of the highest power-usage components in a system, the AZ9405 is an excellent choice for low to medium power control boards with multiple relays. UL recognized switch ratings are 5A@277VAC / 30VDC for the NO contact and 3A@277VAC / 30VDC for the NC contact. These ratings were also tested at elevated temperatures and cycles: 85 C for 100K cycles.

This is the second relay from American Zettler specifically developed to target power savings as a major design goal, as the company focuses on providing intelligent component solutions that help drive energy efficiencies in lighting, energy controls and similar building automation applications.

Datasheet: AZ9405 series

American Zettler, Inc., a Zettler Group company, produces over fifty different types of relays to meet the many requirements of commercial and industrial applications. Because of their high reliability, American Zettler relays are used in a wide range of demanding applications including telecommunication and security systems, solar inverters and electric vehicle charging equipment, home appliances, lighting and energy management controls, HVAC/R, industrial controls and many other types of electric and electronic equipment. www.azettler.com

American Zettler’s AZ7555 relay – a reliable component solution for energy efficient Plug-and-Play Switching applications

A leading manufacturer of plug-and-play switching devices needed a multi-purpose relay with an extremely low power consumption.

American Zettler answered the call with its new AZ7555 relay: an industry-standard footprint relay with a standard coil consumption of 720 mW that was redesigned to use only 120 mW, hence consuming just one-sixth the energy of conventional 5 mm pin general purpose relays, and costing 20% to 30% less than equivalent latching relays. The new AZ7555 relay was resubmitted to UL for an array of ratings including pilot duty, resistive, inductive, Tungsten, and ballast.

Plug-and-play switching devices find applications in a multitude of industries ranging from lighting to motor controls, to HVAC and more. Designers of such applications are increasingly looking to minimize the required power consumption. Relays often tend to use large amounts of circuit power, so any reduction of coil power is a win in today’s quest for energy efficiency. The AZ7555 is the first of a series of such low power relays to hit the market from American Zettler.

Datasheet: AZ7555 Series

About American Zettler, Inc.
Headquartered in Aliso Viejo, Calif., American Zettler, Inc. produces over fifty different types of relays to meet the many requirements of commercial and industrial applications. Because of their high reliability, American Zettler relays are used in a wide range of demanding applications including: HVAC/R; telecommunication and security systems; solar; electric vehicle charging; home appliances, lighting; metering; and industrial controls. Additionally, American Zettler works closely with a computerized distribution network with stocking facilities in virtually every major industrial area in the world. More at www.azettler.com.

Zettler Group E-mobility Solutions

emobAliso Viejo, CA – November 8th, 2016 – The Zettler Group published a new product PDF outlining its ongoing development work and product offerings in electromechanical relays for e-mobility applications. Zettler’s early pioneering expertise in relays for solar inverters has provided the technical foundation for the creation of next-generation relays in the e-mobility/electric vehicle charging space.
The E-mobility PDF was recently also prominently featured in the industry-leading AltEnergyMagazine publication.

Taking into account both IEC61851 and SAE J1772, Zettler’s relays meet the requirements of most global markets. Integrating proprietary technology, our relays can handle switching loads of up to 80A of AC voltage (DC load relays are coming soon) covering SAE level 1 and 2 chargers and IEC mode 1, 2, and 3 chargers. Many relays feature a lower-rated normally closed contact for monitoring circuits, too. For in-cable and in-box chargers, Zettler has a solution for almost every need.

In addition to American Zettler’s traditional core of relay products, the E-mobility guide also illustrates current sensing solutions from Zettler Magnetics and LCDs from AZ Displays, Zettler Group’s display division.

For more information about the broad range of products Zettler offers for the E-mobility market, please visit our newly launched page at http://www.zettlerelectricvehiclerelays.com. For pricing or additional technical information, call 949-831-5000 or email us at sales@azettler.com.

About American Zettler, Inc.
Headquartered in Aliso Viejo, Calif., American Zettler, Inc. produces over fifty different types of relays to meet the many requirements of commercial and industrial applications. Because of their high reliability, American Zettler relays are used in a wide range of demanding applications including: HVAC/R; telecommunication and security systems; solar; electric vehicle charging; home appliances, lighting; metering; and industrial controls. Additionally, American Zettler works closely with a computerized distribution network with stocking facilities in virtually every major industrial area in the world. More at www.azettler.com.

American Zettler Power Relays – Component Solutions for Pool Pump and Spa Control Applications

AZ21501Relays are at the core of control boards for the pool pump and spa industry. Not only do they switch the pump itself, but also heaters, chlorinators, lights, and audio/visual equipment.

It is therefore no surprise that American Zettler’s wide range of power relays is highly relevant for these kinds of applications.

One of the top players in the pool pump and flow control industry recently needed a fast and reliable replacement for a competitive relay that was being obsoleted. They were looking for a high level of product reliability and competitive pricing.

American Zettler’s miniature power relay was the perfect answer for this replacement project and was quickly chosen as the winning design. The relay comes in 3 contact forms, features a 50 A switching capability and very low cost per switched power.

For similar applications or to learn more about the wide variety of American Zettler relay solutions in Power, Lighting, Appliance, Automotive, Industrial, Solar Inverter and other applications, please contact the us.

American Zettler AZ2800 and AZ2850 relays post top-of-the-market 40A rating

az2800prAliso Viejo, CA – August 8th, 2016 – American Zettler recently unveiled a new 40A contact rating for the AZ2800 and AZ2850 series of relays aimed squarely at the burgeoning EVSE marketplace. These double pole relays have long been known as HVAC switches, and most commonly found in compressor and heating circuits. Now, the AZ2800 and AZ2850 have found a new home in Level 1 and Level 2 chargers for electric vehicles.

The newly acquired 40A@277VAC rating meets the requirements of UL2202 Level 2 charging with branch circuit protection. Coming in both panel mount (AZ2800) and PCB (AZ2850) configurations, the relays are ideally suited to portable and fixed EVSE units. DPST-NO and DPDT versions are available. Lower capacity (3A) NC contacts can be used as part of a contact position monitoring circuit.

Pricing of the AZ2800 and AZ2850 starts under $4.00 (DPST-NO, DC coil) for quantities of 10,000. Samples and pricing are available on request. Full specs can be downloaded at http://www.azettler.com/electromechanical-relay/az2800/ and http://www.azettler.com/electromechanical-relay/az2850/. For more information, contact your local American Zettler representative or contact us directly at sales@azettler.com.

About American Zettler, Inc.
Headquartered in Aliso Viejo, Calif., American Zettler, Inc. produces over fifty different types of relays to meet the many requirements of commercial and industrial applications. Because of their high reliability, American Zettler relays are used in a wide range of demanding applications including: HVAC/R; telecommunication and security systems; solar; electric vehicle charging; home appliances, lighting; metering; and industrial controls. Additionally, American Zettler works closely with a computerized distribution network with stocking facilities in virtually every major industrial area in the world.

The ZETTLER Group announced the name of the new venture ZETTLER Controls (Ningbo) Co., Ltd.

Aliso Viejo, Calif., February 24, 2015 – The ZETTLER Group announced today a joint venture with Ningbo Yuanfang Thermostat Co., Ltd. Effective immediately the name of the new venture will be ZETTLER Controls (Ningbo) Co., Ltd. Our full line catalog is available on the web at http://www.azettler.com/thermostats-temperature-controls.

Ningbo Yuanfang Thermostat Co., Ltd is a high quality manufacturer of bi-metal thermostats and related temperature sensing products. “We are excited at the growth opportunities this new joint venture and its’ thermostat products bring into our broadening line of HVAC/R components,” said Mike Morgan, Chairman, ZETTLER Controls, Inc. “The people and product from this joint venture fit in perfectly with our core business and we look forward to working with our growing customer base in the coming months as this product line is rolled out.”

thermostats-temperature-controls

About American Zettler, Inc.
Headquartered in Aliso Viejo, Calif., American Zettler, Inc. produces over fifty different types of relays to meet the many requirements of commercial and industrial applications. Because of their high reliability, American Zettler relays are used in a wide range of demanding applications including telecommunication and security systems, computer peripheral and office automation equipment, home appliances, lighting, test and measurement devices, industrial controls and many other types of electric and electronic equipment. Additionally, American Zettler works closely with a computerized distribution network with stocking facilities in virtually every major industrial area in the world.

Todd La Londe
President
American Zettler, Inc.
75 Columbia
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
T: 949-831-5000
F: 949-831-8462
Website: www.azettler.com
Email: sales@azettler.com

Lighting remains “a bright spot” with new ballast ratings on American Zettler relays

Aliso Viejo, CA – March 26, 2014 – American Zettler is continuing to make 2014 a defining year by announcing a host of new ratings on relays targeted at the lighting industry. Zettler established a trend when founder Alois Zettler orchestrated the first outdoor lighting show for King Ludwig II in 1884. Coupling his light show with music, he created a new future for entertainment…and lighting! With a lighting resume that dates back more than a century, it should come as no surprise that even today, American Zettler remains on the forefront of relay design for the industry.

Responding to customer demands and the requirements from an ever changing industry, AZ has not only improved ratings on relay industry mainstays, like the AZ2150, but we have also accelerated the development of new relays including the AZ2501L. Here is just a taste of what’s new:

2150
AZ2150: 20A@120/277VAC (NO contact),
magnetic ballast

932
AZ932: 8.3A@120VAC,
3.8A@277VAC (NC contact),
electronic ballast, 16A@347VAC for magnetic ballasts
az2501l

AZ2501L: 16A @ 277 VAC (NO contact) for electronic ballasts and
20A @ 277 VAC for magnetic ballast. 

To tap into Zettler’s rich history in the “brightest” industry, contact your local sales representative or email us directly at sales@azettler.com.

About American Zettler, Inc.
Headquartered in Aliso Viejo, Calif., American Zettler, Inc. produces over fifty different types of relays to meet the many requirements of commercial and industrial applications. Because of their high reliability, American Zettler relays are used in a wide range of demanding applications including telecommunication and security systems, computer peripheral and office automation equipment, home appliances, lighting, test and measurement devices, industrial controls and many other types of electric and electronic equipment. Additionally, American Zettler works closely with a computerized distribution network with stocking facilities in virtually every major industrial area in the world.