Standex Electronics reed switch based products, inductors, transformers and planar magnetics are ideally suited in many alternative energy applications. In hybrid and electric vehicles you might find reed relays in the high voltage battery, DC/DC converters, and inverters measuring and and isolating high voltages between the active electronic components and the frame, or the passenger. Reed relays are hermetically sealed and offer excellent high isolation, low power consumption, and long life characteristics. Additionally reed relays serve a similar role of measuring isolation in the integrated isolation control of modern inverters used in Photovoltaic systems.
Our magnetics products and reed switches and sensors also play a significant role in revenue metering for gas, electric and water meters, individual measurement of electricity usage in multi-tenant properties, security against tampering in metering systems, and AC current measurement for high-current applications.
Standex Electronics power magnetic products such as inductors, transformers and planar magnetics are ideally suited in many alternative energy applications. Planar transformers are steadily replacing the need for traditional wire-wound transformers in electric vehicles, solar inverters, wind power, LED lighting, and many other alternative energy applications. Core materials, their shapes, and manufacturing techniques are all developments Standex Electronics have been in tune with to deliver to various requirements.
If the solar panels would absorb the energy that the sun releases in two minutes, they could provide the entire population on earth with electricity for one year. This, of course is unrealistic, therefore it is important to maximize the efficiency with an excellent isolation. Without proper isolation, currents would flow off into the ground, which will not only cause a loss of power, but may also be very dangerous. Modern inverters have an integrated isolation control which monitors all components for potential failures. This control system poses high requirements that are ideally met using relay relays.