> Both Ameritron and Jay use custom relays in their products. They have
> enough voume to justify the order.
Both the RCS-8V and the Ratpak use an indentical looking relay with the same
part number on them. It's possible that they are a standard part that has
been customized differently for the companies, but there is certainly
nothing obvious to distinguish the two relays. I had the two side by side
and looked them over pretty carefully (same PCB mount packaging, same form X
shorting bar configuration and same coil voltage). As far as I can tell,
both companies use the same "custom" relay.
BTW, the relays advertised on the Array Solutions web site for $45 do not
look like the relays in the Ratpak that I saw. The advertised relays are
rated at 10KW and appear to be a heavier duty relay. The ad for them claims
a 20 mm contact gap (~3/4"), but that doesn't seem possible from the photo
and the relay dimensions of 2"x1"x2".
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