element14 Community and OMRON host webinar on PCB Relay Solutions for Energy Management

Virtual event offers insights into increasing efficiency of renewable energy using a 200A PCB Relay

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element14, an Avnet Community, is co-hosting a webinar with OMRON to educate its members on the new high-power 200A PCB Relay for energy-efficient Inverter products. In this webinar, OMRON will present the G9KA PCB relay which achieves lower heat generation that helps extend end product life for Solar PV String Inverters, Online UPSs, and other diversified Inverter designs.  The use of flow soldering will be discussed with respect to mitigating PWB aging risk and benefiting Industrial contactor replacement. 

The webinar, “PCB Relay Solutions for Energy Management,” will take place on Wednesday, September 14, at 11 a.m. ET / 8 a.m. PT.

“With the energy industry working towards self-generated solar power as a primary source of electricity, engineers and designers need affordable, reliable products for their energy management solutions,” said Dianne Kibbey, Global Head of Community and Social Media for element14. “We’re proud to be partnering with OMRON to share this new offering with our community and dive deeper into some of the sustainable energy design options we provide.”

Members of the element14 Community can join the webinar to understand more about:

  • A detailed understanding of OMRON's Power relays 
  • How the G9KA relay expands your design possibilities with ultra-low contact resistance maintained throughout the lifetime of the relay 
  • The G9KA PCB relay performance in an actual application
  • Description of a >200A reference PCB design
  • Reference soldering condition

Attend this webinar to receive a hardcover book on Photovoltaic/Thermal (PV/T) Systems (a $165 value) by asking the best questions during the presentation. In addition, following the presentation, there will be a short quiz to test your knowledge. Complete the quiz and watch the presentation either live or On Demand to earn a certificate.

The webinar will feature Steve Drumm, Strategic Marketing Manager at OMRON Electronics Components. Drumm provides application support for component and module-based solutions in energy management products, including Solar PV Inverters (PVI), Energy Storage Systems (ESS), EV chargers (AC & DC), fuel cells and smart metering. With a tenure of nearly 30 years at OMROM, he can provide both technical and commercial application guidance for webinar participants.

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About us

Farnell Global is a fast and reliable distributor of products and technology for electronic and industrial system design, maintenance and repair.  From research and design through prototype to production, Farnell helps its customers access the products and services they need 24/7.  With more than 80 years of experience, 47 localised websites, and a dedicated team of over 3,500 employees, Farnell provides every component its customers need to build the technology of tomorrow.

Farnell Global trades as Farnell in Europe, Newark in North America, and element14 in Asia Pacific.  It also sells direct to consumers through its CPC business in the UK.

Farnell Global has been part of the established global technology distributor, Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT), since 2016. Today, this relationship allows the company to support its customers at every stage of the product life cycle, offering a truly unique distribution model, as well as expertise in end-to-end delivery and product design.

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