A contactor is a device used to manage the flow of electrical energy in various industrial and commercial applications. It functions by connecting and disconnecting two different circuits. It uses a mechanical or solid state device to do this task.
A solid-state contactor is an electromechanical device that controls the flow of electricity in two different circuits. These circuits may be operating at different voltage levels. It uses either solid state hardware or digital logic hardware to control the flow of electricity. The primary advantage of a solid-state contactor is that it is more reliable, efficient, smaller in size, and durable than mechanical contactors. They can last longer and be used in more industrial and commercial applications. Furthermore, they can also be connected to a variety of switches, relays, and timers. One potential disadvantage is that they are more expensive than mechanical contactors.