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MX56: A new Sealed Side Mount Contactor

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GIGAVAC announces an addition to their extensive line of EPIC Sealed Contactors - the MX56. This SPST-NO contactor is rated for continuous duty up to 600 amps and capable of switching 600 amps at 24Vdc, or AC, 100,000 times.

The MX56 was developed for high reliability applications such as military vehicles, buses, emergency vehicles, mining equipment and power back-up systems. The MX56 utilizes GIGAVAC's cut throat coil technology - defined as low coil hold power without the noise issues associated with Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) coils.

The MX56 can be used in nearly any harsh environment including under water; as well as at temperatures from -55°C to 90°C (up to 200°C with special coils). The MX56 is not position sensitive. An optional SPST-NO auxiliary contact driven off the main armature gives true indication of the main contact position. Designed and manufactured in the USA by GIGAVAC, the MX56 is RoHS compliant and engineered to meet the requirements of MiL-R-6106 (Military Spec).

According to Markus Beck, GIGAVAC's Vice-President of Power Products, "The side mount option has been a request from several customers and we are pleased to offer it as a standard product now. It provides an important configuration choice for engineers looking to optimize chassis designs. And, since it has the EPIC Seal, the MX56 can be mounted virtually anywhere in a system."

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