Technical Features

May 2014
Moving from Electromechanical to Solid-State in Relays and Circuit Breakers
Courtsey Eaton Corporation

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Figure 1: Contact wear in an electromechanical relay

As a mature technology, electromechanical relays and circuit breakers are well established, however they continue to suffer from some inherent weaknesses. Moving to solid-state technology can address these but introduces its own challenges. So, what is the right solution? In the movies, whenever the
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Energy is an issue that affects every person on the planet. With the advancement of the Human Race, Energy Dependence has increased and this has strained the Earth’s natural resources. To make better use of the available resources, numerous efforts have been made to improve existing technology and change the
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