RIB® Relays are Versatile

August 29, 2017
Tech Tuesday

Versatility… We all like it. Our most popular relay, model RIBU1C, is versatile because it can be controlled by any voltage between 10V and 30V AC or DC as well as 120V. It’s even more versatile because it has a set of SPDT dry contact outputs. Those outputs could be used for high voltage, low voltage or no voltage. That’s pretty versatile, but can it be even more versatile?

What if you could bring the high voltage in through a knock-out and feed the low voltage through the nipple? What if you wanted them switched, vice-versa? We have the solution with model RIBU1CW, where the “W” stands for “Wversatile” (the ‘W’ is silent), that will do just that. The high-low voltage separation is switchable inside the unit. This works out well if the low voltage control is in a j-box and you need to feed high voltage through the conduit. Usually the high voltage is the guy in the box. Either case could be the application, and model RIBU1CW will work in both.

You can see in the product photo the coil voltage terminals are on the left, and the relay contacts are on the right. There is a knockout on either side of the enclosure and a nipple down the middle. The high-low voltage separation is flexible and can be turned to one side or the other so that your wiring can fit your needs.

These models are only a few RIBs® that can be used in many applications. For help selecting what’s best for your job, give us a call or send an email, and we’ll be happy to help.


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David Mackey is an Engineer for Functional Devices. He is a husband of one, a father of three, and a servant of Christ Jesus. David graduated from Purdue University with an Electrical Engineering Technology degree. He enjoys working with his hands on things like woodworking, cars and, of course, electronics. He is 5′ 13″ and wears glasses, unless he wears contacts. He is also a self-made hundredaire.