Challenges in switching DC voltages

Whitepaper about the handling of switching arcs in DC contactors

DC technology is gaining ground. Renewable energies and electromobility are just two of the key technology drivers. New challenges are emerging for switching technology, especially at high power levels:

  • Depending on the level of the switched power, arcs form that can result in damage to switchgear.
  • Since no zero crossing of the voltage occurs in DC voltage applications, extinguishing these switching arcs is technically challenging.
Learn more in this whitepaper:
  • Crucial strategies for dealing with switching arcs in DC contactors.
  • The importance of selecting the right contactors for the respective application.
  • Examples of different applications, what is important when choosing the right DC contactor.


Thank you for your interest in this whitepaper!

By clicking on the button you can request and then download the whitepaper. We wish you interesting reading.

What can we do for you?*

We gladly inform you about our current privacy policy.

Media reports
Whitepaper - Challenges in switching DC voltages