Product Spotlight, December 2020.
American ZETTLER continues to be a highly competitive source for relays supporting a wide spectrum of applications such as HVAC, Industrial, Motor Control, Power Controls and Food Services. As a market leader in the PCB relay component industry, we also offer highly convenient replacement “drop-ins” for competitive relays that have recently been or are in the process of being discontinued.
A few years ago, Omron discontinued their G8P and G5LA series relays, and recently TE Connectivity discontinued their T9 relay. Now Panasonic has announced “end-of-life” for their JS1, JTN and JTV relay series – all without replacements.
Our AZ943, AZ2100, AZ2150 & AZ2280 series are suitable replacement “drop-ins” and we are here to stay with these series. Please see below for the discontinued competitors’ series and the ZETTLER series crosses (with hyperlinks).
JTN AZ2100 & AZ2150
G8P AZ2100, AZ2150 & AZ2280
T9 AZ2100, AZ2150 & AZ2280
Please contact all your customers and let them know ZETTLER is here to support you and your customer’s designs. For crossing and quoting please contact your direct ZETTLER salesperson.
Product announcement, April 2020.
The demand for switching higher currents and higher voltages on increasingly smaller footprint continues to grow, especially in Solar and EV charging applications. ZETTLER is following this trend by introducing its newest type of “New Energy” relays, the 50A AZSR143
has a maximum UL/TUV switch rating of 50A@277VAC with 6K cycles. Other ratings include 43A@277VAC (85°C) and 33A@277VAC (105 C) with 30K cycles each and 50A@277VAC carry current with 50K cycles (on/off) at 20A. It features a 1.8mm contact gap, a 4500Vrms dielectric strength and a minimum holding power of 196mW.
Mainly designed for solar inverters, the AZSR143
is also well suited for for electric vehicle charging equipment.
Innovation in product design is how ZETTLER is leading the field of new energy application solutions. Please also Contact Us
for other relay products in that category, such as the 16/32A AZEV116
, the 65/90A AZSR165
or our 35A AZSR131
as well as our flagship solar relay, the 50A AZSR250
Dear Valued Customer,
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and these times of uncertainty, we want to share with you ZETTLER Group’s strategies to safeguard our customers and employees. Our goal is to continue providing you excellent service, and we commit to having robust business continuity plans, consistent support, and product availability.
- Due to certain exemptions, our new warehouse location in Vista, California will remain open for receiving and shipping product. Specific measures have been taken to ensure a safe and healthy environment for our employees.
- The majority of our Sales, Administration and Support staff will be working remotely. We will continue to provide seamless support to our customers.
- Our processes and procedures will not change. Customers can continue to place orders through regular channels.
- Our factories and office locations in China, Vietnam and Hong Kong are back to work and fully operational. Our supply chains are stable.
Your success is important to us. We understand how to provide stability in times of uncertainty. As this is a fluid situation, we will continue to provide regular updates should anything change.
If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to your Sales contacts.
Vice President, Finance and Administration
ZETTLER Group North America
ZETTLER Group North America is pleased to announce that we will be moving operations to below address in Vista, California.
This includes all North American ZETTLER Group Divisions:
American ZETTLER, Inc.
ZETTLER Magnetics, Inc.
ZETTLER Controls, Inc.
AZ Displays, Inc.
ZETTLER Integrated Solutions, Inc.
2410 Birch Street
Vista, CA 92081 USA
Phone numbers and email addresses will remain the same.
For more contact information, please visit https://www.zettlerusa.com/contact-us/
Our existing office in Aliso Viejo, CA will cease operations on March 13th, 2020 and we will resume on March 16th, 2020 from our new office in Vista, CA.
Please direct all correspondence and shipments to the new Vista address going forward.
If you have any questions concerning our new location, please feel free to reach out to us.
Vice President, Finance and Administration
Application Spotlight, February 2020.
Global plug-in electric vehicles sales for the first half of 2019 reached more than 1.1 million units- a 46% increase over prior year. Estimated global sales
for 2020 are projected to reach 4 million units, reaching 12 million units in 2025, and 21 million in 2030.
This positive trend is also evident in associated sales of charging infrastructure solutions. In particular, wall charging stations – so-called “wallboxes” – that enable EV charging with AC voltage according to charging mode 3 (IEC 61851-1) are and will continue to be in extraordinary demand. They facilitate charging of electric vehicles with voltages up to 400V, and are used in protected areas such as parking garages, carports or private homes.
A supplier of wallboxes contacted ZETTLER in Europe, because of their need for a relay compliant with the requirements of IEC 61851-1 for a new generation of EV charging wallboxes. The relays of ZETTLER’s AZSR131
series have a normally open contact (1 form A) and are UL and TÜV approved with 35A 277VAC and 30,000 switching cycles or 33A 277VAC and 50,000 switching cycles with TÜV. The relays are available in the standard version with 1.8mm contact gap and in a special version with up to 2.3mm. The relays are also available in a version in accordance with the extended household appliance standard IEC 60335-1 (GWT). This component solution in the EV charging space along with others, such as the new AZEV132 EV charging relay
, keeps ZETTLER relays at the forefront in this significant green energy growth segment.
Please Contact Us
for samples and data sheets of these new ZETTLER EV charging relays or similar solutions or to discuss the wide variety of application opportunities for the range of ZETTLER Relays.
Electromobility is progressing steadily and the plans of many car manufacturers to ultimately exit internal combustion engine technology are becoming ever more concrete.
As with almost all emerging technologies, application-specific standards for EV charging have continuously evolved over the years as safety concerns and impacts to the electric utility grid were considered. For early pioneers of electrical vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) or charging stations, this meant constant re-engineering of existing systems to meet regional standards and uncertainty around future certification requirements.
For the charging of electric vehicles using household or CEE sockets, the IEC62752 standard offers system designers a welcome sense of clarity on what future regulations are likely to require. Charge mode 2 (Level 2 charging / IC-CPD) addresses necessary control and safety requirements for charging cables along with considerations for the type of currents and service life these products will endure.
Fortunately for hardware designers of EVSE systems, ZETTLER’s new relay series AZEV116 and AZEV132 were developed specifically for use in accordance with IEC62752 and, more importantly, to meet the exceedingly stringent short-circuit withstand-current requirements of this standard. These relays also have an isolated signal monitoring contact to allow detection of any possible welding issues with the main contacts.
- Designed for charging systems of charge mode 2 (IEC62752).
- Normally open (1 Form A) with wide contact gap ≥ 2.25 mm.
- Dielectric strength (coil/power contact) 4,000 Vrms.
- Galvanic isolated signal monitoring contact (1 Form B).
- UL, CUR and TUV approvals.
- Electrical lifetime: 50,000 switching cycles 16 A, 277 VAC @ 85C
- Short-circuit withstand: ≥ 1.02 kA; ≥ 2.5 kA²s
- Electrical lifetime: 50,000 switching cycles 32 A, 277 VAC @ 85C
- Short-circuit withstand: ≥ 1.5 kA; ≥ 6.0 kA²s
Please Contact Us for samples and data sheets of these new ZETTLER EV charging relays or similar solutions or to discuss the wide variety of application opportunities for the range of ZETTLER Relays.
Sept. 30th 2019
Due to diminishing global demand the ZETTLER Group has decided to discontinue all AZ420 series:
|AZ420, AZ428 & AZ2428
||No Drop-In replacement
|AZ421, AZ429 & AZ2429
||No Drop-In replacement
|AZ431 & AZ439
||No Drop-In replacement
|Last Order Date:
||Last Ship Date:
|October 31st 2019
||TBD (see below)
We strongly recommend placing last time buy orders right away for immediate delivery.
All orders will be final: Non-Cancelable Non-Returnable.
The last ship date is targeted for end of Q1 2020/ beginning of Q2 2020. This date is subject to change.
Our Engineering and Sales teams are ready to answer your questions and assist with any engineering requests.
- Best regards,
- Patrick Millett
- General Manager
- American Zettler, Inc.
Product Spotlight, May 2019.
For the switching of 600VAC-800VAC circuits, large contactors have traditionally been the only viable option but new high capacity relays from ZETTLER are challenging those assumptions.
The new AZSR1160
PCB mount relays from ZETTLER provide system designers with a small form-factor alternative for switching power levels up to 165kVA. These new SPST relays can switch voltages up to 920VAC and currents up to 180A, all with a holding (coil) power of less than 0.5W. Contact gaps and insulation distances are optimized for commercial PV systems deployable up to 7000 m above sea level.
Key Features or Design Parameters include:
- Specially designed terminals simplify thermal management and maximize lifetime
- 3.6mm contact gap available
- >10mm clearance/creapage
- High surge breakdown voltage of 10kV
- Coil voltage options from 6-48VDC
- UL and TUV ratings
Application Spotlight October 2018
Solar inverter solutions including scalable battery storage options are becoming increasingly popular.
One of the application challenges in these systems is to connect/disconnect the battery block to/from the inverter’s control circuitry.
A major clean home automation company approached Zettler seeking a solution that required switching of a 125 VDC battery while carrying load and charge currents of up to 50 Amps. Typically this would be an application scenario for high power DC contactors.
In close cooperation with customer engineering, Zettler’s team found an appropriate solution through reduction of the switching current down to 1.5 Amps by means of smart software controls. This measure fully enables AZSR165
, a cost-effective solar AC relay, to fulfill the requirements of switching the DC path.
This elegant application-extension for one of many Zettler AC solar relays provided significant cost savings compared to the use of a DC contactor.
For this an many other application examples of American Zettler relays, please visit www.azettler.com
About American Zettler
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