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The Added Value of RIB Relays

November 13, 2018
Tech Tuesday

When you buy a RIB device, you know you're getting a valuable product with quality in mind. Read More


Pilot Duty: What is this contact rating?

October 2, 2018
Tech Tuesday

Choosing the right relay for your application should be much easier than flying an airplane! Check out this week's Tech Tuesday to find out how! Read More


Horse Power (HP): What is this contact rating?

August 21, 2018
Employee Spotlight

This week we're covering horse power and the associated ratings on our datasheets! Read More


Resistive: What is this contact rating?

July 10, 2018
Tech Tuesday

What's the definition of a resistive load? What are some examples? Where can the ratings be seen on our datasheets? Read on to learn! Read More


Electronic Ballast: What is this contact rating?

May 29, 2018
Tech Tuesday

For this week's Tech Blog post, I would like to focus on the "Electronic Ballast" rating. Read More


RIB® Rap

April 17, 2018
Tech Tuesday

Our resident emcee - Sam Klennert - breaks down what Functional Devices has to offer! Read More


Delay Relays: Delay on Make vs. Delay on Break

March 6, 2018
Tech Tuesday

What's the difference between DOM and DOB? Let's try to answer that and give some real-world examples of applications where each could be used. Read More


Hi/Low Separation – Helping You Stay Safe

December 12, 2017
Tech Tuesday

So, you’ve been using our RIB® products for a while, and you say: “Man, these RIB® relays are just great, but I’m fearful of wiring up this low voltage coil input next to the high voltage relay output. I sure don’t want to be like Marv from ‘Home Alone’. Does Functional Devices make a RIB® relay […] Read More


Relay: Similar to a Light Switch!

October 24, 2017
Tech Tuesday

Many times when I take tech calls, I will answer a question on how to wire up a RIB® relay to control a load. When this happens, I have a go-to analogy that always seems to clear things up and answer the question. What is this genius analogy, you ask? Well, the title of this blog […] Read More


Staying Safe from High Voltage with Remote Current Sensor & Relay Combos

September 12, 2017
Tech Tuesday

Problem Here’s a scenario that may be familiar: the current of a high voltage load needs to be monitored with a current sensor, and the current sensor needs an integrated relay with 10A rated contacts. It seems easy, however when working with high voltage, some special equipment (and maybe even a licensed professional) is required. […] Read More