Rutronik has added two new Triac-output photocouplers (optocoupler) from Toshiba Electronics Europe to its portfolio. The devices provide reinforced voltage and electrical noise insulation in ultra-miniature SO6 double-mould package.
Toshiba’s photocouplers have a minimum rated isolation voltage of 3750Vrms, a peak-off stage voltage of min. 600V and an on-state current of up to 70mA. They are rated for an operating temperature range of -40° to +100°C. Also, they are approved for worldwide use as they have UL, cUL, and VDE approvals for creepage distance and clearance distance of min. 5mm. Both devices are compatible with an AC mains voltage of 240V. The two photocouplers (TLP265J and TLP266J) are designed for use in triac drivers, programmable controllers, AC output modules and solid-state relays used in home appliances and white goods.
The TLP265J consists of a non-zero crossing photo triac, while the TLP266J consists of a zero crossing photo triac. Both are coupled to a long-life gallium-arsenide infrared emitting diode (LED). In terms of electrical characteristics, they support up to 7mA of trigger LED current, which allows them to control output at a lower input current, thus contributing to lower power consumption.