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Is the current rating of a plug in relay restricted to the current rating of the socket?

Issue:
Is the current rating of a plug in relay restricted to the current rating of the socket?

Product Line:
Zelio plug in relays and 8501 plug in relays

Environment:
Plug in relays, NEMA and IEC

Cause:
What is the true current rating of a plug in relay

Resolution:
Plug in relays are restricted to lowest current between relay and socket, so if socket is rated for 15 amps and socket is rated for 12 amps, the relay is restricted to 12 amps.

Keywords:
RSL, RSB, PXM, RPM, RUM, RPF, 8501 KP RS KPD RSD




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Case Description:

Customer Request
(FAQ)RSB1A160F7 has a 16A rating but socket has a 12A rating so is relay when used with socket only rated for 12A?
Closing Criteria
 
Answer To Customer
Relay would be restricted by the current of the socket so used with the socket relay would only be rated for 12A.
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