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FAQ02756 of General Purpose Relays FAQ

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Can 4-pole LY4 General-purpose Relays switch 10 A?


The contact ratings per pole are described below.

For example, for a 110-VAC or 24-VDC Relays are used with a resistive load, the contacts can switch 10 A, but if the load is inductive, a 110-VAC Relays can switch only 7.5 A, and a 24-VDC Relays, only 5 A (not 10 A).

LY4-series Contact Ratings (Check whether the specifications are suitable.)


4 poles
Resistive loadInductive load
(cos Φ = 0.4, L/R = 7 ms)
Contact TypeSingle
Contact materialAgCdO
Rated load110 VAC 10 A
24 VDC 10 A
110 VAC 7.5 A
24 VDC 5 A
Rated carry current10 A
Maximum switching voltage250 VAC
125 VDC
Maximum switching current10 A10 A

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