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Toshiba Launches High Current Photorelays with Reinforced Insulation
TOKYO - Monday, October 7th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) today announced that it has launched high current photorelays, "TLP241A” and "TLP241AF”, as new additions to its "TLP240” series in DIP4 packages offering reinforced insulation. Mass production is scheduled to start in November this year. The products increase guaranteed maximum on-state current to 2A, four times that of the existing product1, allowing use in applications that include factory automation, which requires control of high current.

The "TLP240” series adopts a double-mold DIP4 package, realizing an isolation voltage of 5000Vrms (AC, 1 minute). The latest addition to the series will offer a wide range of off-state output terminal voltage, from 40 to 600V, allowing selection to meet system requirements for applications that include factory automation, smart meters and security equipment.

Key Features of New Products

    On-state current: ION = 2A (maximum)
    Off-state output terminal voltage: VOFF = 40V (minimum)
    Isolation voltage: BVS = 5000Vrms (minimum)
    Line-up of two products with different clearances and creepage distances TLP241A: 7mm (minimum) TLP241AF: 8mm (minimum)
    Package: DIP4 package

Applications Factory automation control systems, smart meters, security equipment, measurement control systems, replacement of mechanical relays, and medical equipment.

Note 1: Comparison with "TLP240A” and "TLP240AF” with a guaranteed maximum current of 500mA.

For further information about this product, please visit:

Customer Inquiries: Optoelectronic Device Sales and Marketing Department Tel: +81-3-3457-3431

Information in this document, including product prices and specifications, content of services and contact information, is current on the date of the announcement but is subject to change without prior notice.

About Toshiba Toshiba is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances.

Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 590 consolidated companies, with 206,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 5.8 trillion yen (US$61 billion). Visit Toshiba's web site at

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Media Inquiries:

Toshiba Corporation

Semiconductor & Storage Products Company

Takashi Mochizuki, +81-3-3457-4963

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