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Friday, 29 April 2016 09:45

Standex Meder - Alternative Energy Reed Relays, Sensors, And Magnetics

Standex Meder - Alternative Energy Reed Relays, Sensors, And Magnetics

Reliable And Energy Efficient Electro-Magnetic Components for Isolation Control and Smart Grid Applications.
Standex-Meder Electronics, a leading manufacturer of precise, reliable, and longlasting sensors and magnetic components worldwide, provides a range of products for use in the Alternative Energy market. Standex-Meder Electronics offers reed relays and switches that are ideal for high voltage and isolation applications for photovoltaics and solar power. They also serve in efforts for the smart grid and smart metering functions related to measuring utility usage, custom power supply, and distribution magnetic products.

Reed relays designed by Standex-Meder Electronics meet the requirements for proper isolation control within photovoltaic systems. They are especially ideal for measuring isolation resistance across several components within a power system for solar market applications and/or products prior to grid connection. They also assist in identifying current leaks, which can save power, and even potentially help prevent injuries. The integrated isolation control system in most modern inverters, monitors all components for potential failures. This can be a challenge for some reed relay manufacturers, but not for Standex-Meder Electronics. Despite its small size, their relay has an isolation resistance of up to >10G Ohm and contact of >= 7kVDC. These are offered in both surface mount and thru-hole designs, the relays are hermetically sealed in a rugged thermal shock resistant package. Standex-Meder Electronics reed relays have the added advantage of low power consumption, only requiring energy during the switching process. This has a positive influence on the overall efficiency of the inverter. Because of the high number of switching cycles, their reed relays are particularly suitable for long life applications and can be counted on for millions of reliable, operational cycles.

Another key offering is Standex-Meder Electronics robust, optimal and custom design solutions through an array of power supply and distribution products including:

• Planar Transformer and Planar Inductor designs
• Low and high frequency components
• 3 phase and potting
• Epoxy cast products
• Fitting for, but not limited to these markets: mil-aero, aviation, transportation, automotive, medical, industrial, communications, test & measurement, smart grid, solar, and wind power applications
• Diverse focus and intricacy of designs with both ferrite core assemblies and lower frequency
• Wide range of product solutions available to customers for reliable high-quality components

Standex-Meder Electronics reed switches and reed position/proximity sensors can also be used in smart grid systems that can be automatically shut off in times of peak power usage to decrease load. These systems confirm breaker, or disconnect operations in smart grid systems that include automatic and semiautomatic load shedding functions.

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