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EV200 vs LEV200 contactors

Posted: Thu, 06 Jun 2013, 21:09
by Stiive
Does anyone know the difference between the LEV200 and EV200 contactor?

EV200 vs LEV200 contactors

Posted: Thu, 06 Jun 2013, 21:17
by Adverse Effects
sorry i just carnt help my self

that is easy one has a L in the name

like i said sorry just had to be done

EV200 vs LEV200 contactors

Posted: Thu, 06 Jun 2013, 21:28
by Stiive
EDIT double post

EV200 vs LEV200 contactors

Posted: Thu, 06 Jun 2013, 21:28
by Stiive
Adverse Effects wrote: sorry i just carnt help my self

that is easy one has a L in the name

like i said sorry just had to be done


Sorry, I just can't help myself.

That is easy; one has a L in the name.

Like I said, sorry, just had to be done.


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Thanks.


It seems the LEV is bigger and cheaper. Doesn't seem to need an economiser [EDIT - has one included?], but uses more coil power.
Can someone confirm?

EV200 vs LEV200 contactors

Posted: Thu, 06 Jun 2013, 21:49
by zeva
Pretty sure that is the primary difference, the LEVs don't have a coil economiser so use a bit more power when energised.

I'm more a fan of the EV200. Using 2W instead of 15W for the coil means they run cooler and should last longer.

EV200 vs LEV200 contactors

Posted: Thu, 06 Jun 2013, 21:54
by Johny
The data sheets also indicate the mechanical life is different (not that it matters for an EV generally).

LEV200 100,000
EV200 1 million

You can google both.

EV200 vs LEV200 contactors

Posted: Thu, 06 Jun 2013, 22:10
by Stiive
Hmm thanks.
Unfortunately I need a 24V coil, but it doesnt seem that Digikey stocks this in EV200

EV200 vs LEV200 contactors

Posted: Thu, 06 Jun 2013, 22:14
by Stiive
Stiive wrote: Hmm thanks.
Unfortunately I need a 24V coil, but it doesnt seem that Digikey stocks this in EV200


Ah never mind... its 9-36V coil.. digikey just lists it as 12V or 48V

EV200 vs LEV200 contactors

Posted: Thu, 06 Jun 2013, 23:44
by TooQik
The open and close voltages are also different between the two. For example, the 12 VDC LEV200 has a close voltage of 9 VDC and an open voltage of 2 VDC, while the EV200 is 9 VDC and 6 VDC respectively.

The EV200 is also about 150 grams lighter if you're looking to save some weight. Image

These are all according to the data sheets I've read.

EV200 vs LEV200 contactors

Posted: Fri, 07 Jun 2013, 03:00
by coulomb
I believe the L version is longer, as well.

So: L is longer, heavier, more power, but cheaper.

EV200 vs LEV200 contactors

Posted: Sun, 09 Jun 2013, 18:02
by Stiive
Thanks guys.
Didn't want to experiment and stuck with what I know.
EV200 for main contactors + LEV100 for pre/dis-charge

Cheers