Tyco Electronics has introduced the LEV200 contactor. The KILOVAC brand LEV200 contactor, capable of carrying 500A, is designed for power switching applications in electric and hybrid electric vehicles, forklifts, trains, generators, welding equipment and a host of other systems.
With a broad contact voltage rating and a lower cost than other comparably-rated contactors, the newly designed LEV200 is desirable for a variety of high volume applications. Additionally, the hermetically sealed nature of the product makes it intrinsically safe and therefore, suitable for use in explosive and harsh environments.
The LEV200 has 1 Form X (SPST-NO-DM) main contacts. It is rated to continuously carry 500A at 320VDC when using 400 mcm conductors at 65°C. Higher ratings are possible with other conductors. The LEV200 can interrupt up to 2,000A at 320VDC. Contact voltage rating is 12VDC up to 900VDC. A 1 Form A (SPST-NO) auxiliary contact set rated 2A at 30VDC or 3A at 125VAC is available as an option.
Although the LEV200 is not position sensitive when it comes to mounting, designers may select an upright mounting or side-mount attachment style. The low overall height of the side-mount LEV200 makes it particularly suitable for applications with tight space requirements. Standard coils are available for operation on 12, 24 and 48VDC. Models for operation on 96VDC and 115VAC or DC are offered on a special order basis. Coil termination options include strip leads and #10-32 threaded studs.
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