An RC network, also known as resistors, resistor-capacitors, or RC filters, is an electrical circuit configuration that combines resistors and capacitors.
RC Networks are commonly used for surge voltage protection, noise reduction, timing control, and signal integrity maintenance in electronic systems. The capacitors absorb surges and slowly discharges the pulse, thereby reducing the noise, while the RC time constant helps manage voltage surges. RC networks are versatile components with various applications beyond relay and switch contacts.
Electrocube carries an extensive line of more than 400 precision UL-recognized and ULc-approved RC Networks. Featuring a wide selection of case configurations with a number of leads, Electrocube RC networks are manufactured both off-the-shelf and made-to-custom design specifications for single-phase or three-phase applications from one network to 40 networks in a container. Thousands of unique suppression designs eliminate surges produced by relays and solenoids.
Arc suppressing Resistor Capacitor (RC) Networks consist of specially designed precision capacitors and resistors connected in a series. Spark discharges and induced noise are absorbed over a wide range by the accumulation characteristic and impedance of the capacitor, while the RC time constant delays and averages surge voltage and oscillations.
To store surge voltages and current energy and afford protection against inductively induced potentials, RC Networks are:
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