Johnson Electric Launches Disconnect Relay for American Smart Meter Market

Reliable and Long Life 200 Amp Relay for Residential Electric Meters

Feb 21, 2013, 21:06 ET from Johnson Electric

HONG KONG, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson Electric today announced a new disconnect relay product, designed for the American smart meter market.  Launched under the Ledex brand, this relay provides very low contact resistance with accurate and reliable switching. The Ledex-BLP 200 relay is designed specifically to deliver the highest reliability and robustness for American 200 amp load specifications. The performance of the Ledex-BLP 200 disconnect relay exceeds UL, ANSI, NEMA, CSA and IEC standards and is manufactured with UL-94-VO rated materials.

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The patented technology of the Ledex-BLP disconnect relay is designed to operate in a unique failsafe mode when high current short circuit conditions occur.  This relay exceeds industry performance requirements at high peak current and guarantees positive contact latching for over 15,000 operating cycles. The Ledex-BLP 200 remote disconnect relay is designed for the long service life required for residential electric meters.

"Reliable and safe switching operation in smart meters is a critical requirement," said Jim Dick, Johnson Electric's senior vice president of Strategic Marketing.  "This Ledex-BLP relay is the technology leader and safe choice for smart meter designers and utility companies," he added.

For more information on the Ledex-BLP 200, e-mail

About Johnson Electric Group
The Johnson Electric Group is the world's leading provider of innovative motion systems and components for automotive applications, domestic equipment, office equipment, industrial products, consumer products and medical devices.  The Group is headquartered in Hong Kong and has over 40,000 employees in 23 countries.  Innovation and product design centers are located in Hong Kong, China, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Israel, Japan, UK and the USA.  Production centers are located in China, Switzerland, Italy, Poland, Hungary, USA, Brazil, India and other countries.  Johnson Electric Holdings Limited is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (code 179). 

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