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 is a global technology leader with over 80 years in the high service distribution of technology products and solutions for electronic system design, production, maintenance and repair. Farnell uses this experience to support its broad customer base, from hobbyists to engineers, maintenance engineers and buyers as ‘The Development Distributor’, working with leading brands and start-ups to develop new products for market, and supporting the industry as it seeks to develop the current and next generation of engineers.

Farnell trades as Farnell in Europe, Newark in North America, and element14 throughout Asia Pacific. Farnell's global businesses are supported by a global supply chain of more than 3,500 suppliers and has an extensive inventory profile developed to anticipate and meet the needs of innovative customers everywhere. Farnell also sells direct to consumers through a network of resellers, and its CPC business in the UK.

Farnell is a business unit of Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT). Avnet is a global technology solutions provider with an extensive ecosystem that delivers design, product, marketing and supply chain expertise for customers at every stage of the lifecycle.

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