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Solid State Relays

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Sheldon Cribb, Oct 9, 2003.

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  1. Hey people,

    Anybody know whys SSRs cost so much? I only use Digi-key to get my parts;
    and if you compare the cost of a standard electro-mechanical relay with a
    similar current rated SSR, the SSR costs way way more.
    I would love to use SSRs in my (personal) circuits but I don't just because
    of the cost difference.

    Any thoughts?
  2. PJ

    PJ Guest

    If you don't need a lot of them, I've seen several on ebay. Even sold a
  3. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill Guest

    A few benefits to the SSR types.. no arcing, excellent isolation, and they
    don't wear out (not to say that they don't fail).

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