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19th April 2017
Hermetically sealed devices offer reliable switching

  Manufacturer and distributor of advanced switching solutions, GIGAVAC, has announced the latest additions to its line of patented switching devices, the HX241 and HXNC241. These new hermetically sealed, HVDC contactors offer both normally open, HX241, and normally closed, HXNC241, versions. Both models have UL and IEC approval for operating at 1,500VDC.

31st May 2016
Contactor delivers high power switching in a compact package

GIGAVAC announces the latest addition to their line of patented switching devices, the HX460. This hermitically sealed, HVDC contactor redefines the term high power switching by bringing massive power switching capabilities in a compact package. Designed and manufactured in the USA, the hermetically sealed GIGAVAC HX460 joins GIGAVAC’s line‐up of other sealed switching products including high voltage relays and EPIC sealed contactors.

5th November 2014
Power switcher allows rapid PV safety shutoff

Driving down any road, you will see an ever increasing number of PV panels on the roofs of homes and businesses. Along with the increase of these solar PV systems is an increased concern for the safety of those who come into contact with the high voltage portions of these systems. This concern is not only for installers and owners but also for firefighters and first responders to a scene that includes a PV system.

19th June 2014
Gigavac Announces Hermetically Sealed Battery Disconnects

GIGAVAC announces a new addition to their extensive line of Advanced Switching Solutions. The HBD series of manual service disconnect switches incorporate new patent pending technology to deliver unprecedented protection from hostile environments. The HBD series is the first hermetically sealed disconnect and all models exceed IP67 and IP69 requirements.

10th January 2014
1,000A contactor for high current DC switching

Expanding their line-up of advanced switching solutions, GIGAVAC has introduced the GX110 SPST-NO (Single Pole Single Throw – Normally Open) contactor. Rated for continuous duty up to 1,000A, the contactor is suited for applications where both high voltages and high currents need to be controlled with the certainty of galvanic isolation.

14th November 2013
The smallest UL508 recognized high-voltage contactor

GIGAVAC has expanded their Advanced Switching Solutions portfolio with the industry's smallest UL508 recognized contactor for high current switching at 1000Vdc. Meeting and exceeding the requirements of IP67 and IP69 sealing, the RoHS-compliant HX22 was developed for use in solar combiner boxes and inverters.

12th July 2013
GIGAVAC launches 20kv Double Pole Double Throw High Voltage Relay

The G24WF, a 20kV Double Pole Double Throw relay, announced by GIGAVAC. The G24WF features tungsten-molybdenum contacts with a unique gas mixture that makes it ideal as a relay for switching in high voltage loads. Make only load switching is primarily found in circuits discharging a capacitor or safety for interlocks. GIGAVAC also offers specialized testing for applications such as ESD loads where consistently repeatable output is required.

25th February 2013
GIGAVAC Introduces New Cost-Effective Power Contactors

GIGAVAC announces the first product in a new line of patent pending switching devices: the P105 MiniTactor. It is small, lightweight and cost effective. Designed and manufactured in the USA, the hermetically sealed GIGAVAC P105 joins GIGAVAC’s line-up of other sealed switching products including High Voltage Relays and EPIC sealed contactors.

16th May 2011
GIGAVAC Debuts 15kV DPDT High Voltage Relays with Models G2SPD, G8SPD & G15SPD

GIGAVAC announces three brand new 15 kV Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) compact high voltage relays—models G2SPD, G8SPD and G15SPD.

8th April 2010
New GIGAVAC GX16 - 600 Amp Sealed Contactor is 3 Inches Tall & Safely Switches 12-750 volts DC & AC

GIGAVAC announced today the GX16—a new, low cost 600 Amp Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) normally open sealed contactor just 3.0 inches (76 mm) tall and weighing 1.9 pounds (0 .9 Kg). The GX16 further expands GIGAVAC’s line of EPIC sealed contactors - rated from 20 Amp to 600 Amp continuous duty - that can switch both DC and AC voltages up to 750 Volts and is RoHS compliant.

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