RV8 Interface Series

Key Features

  • Class I, Division 2 and Class I, Zone 2 Hazardous Location options
  • Lever for easy locking and removal of relay
  • Solid Sate relay versions available 
  • Only 70mm in height from DIN rail 
  • Gold-plated contacts (RV8H-L & S and RV8H-2) 
  • Pre-assembled relay and DIN mount socket 
  • Universal screw terminals (flat and phillips) or spring clamp terminals available for all versions 
  • Universal AC/DC socket with built-in surge suppression and green LED 
  • 6A contact rating on 6mm RV8H, 8A on RV8H-2, 16A rating on RV8H-1
  • Operating temperature of -40ºC ~ 70°C for EMR (-20°C ~ +60°C for SSR) 
  • RoHS compliant

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IDEC  interface relays provide a compact solution for general purpose relay requirements. The RV8 series interface relays are ideal for PLC and other controller output, industrial automation, panel builders, assembly machine applications and other applications that require a high switching capability in a compact space. The RV8 relays can be used as a universal interfaces between the controller and the actuator to switch small and medium size loads. 

Installation time is greatly reduced with pre-assembled relays and sockets – with either screw connections or spring clamp terminations. Replacement relays and sockets are also available. Optional accessories include jumpers, spacers and marking plates to facilitate wiring and quick identifications. The primary versions available are:

  RV8H Electromechanical Relay
  • RV8H – 6mm
    • The 6mm electromechanical relays have a 6A contact rating, with voltage input ranges from 5VDC to 240VAC – with several universal versions which can accept both DC and AC inputs.

    • The RV8H offering includes Class I, Div. 2 ratings, for use in hazardous locations.

    • The relay package comes standard with gold-plated contacts, for dry current applications.




  • RV8H – 14mm
    • Ratings from 6A to 16A

    • Like the 6mm, the input ranges are from 5VDC to 240VAC

    • 1 or 2-pole types

    • 2-Pole version is gold-plated

    • Relay can replace larger 30mm 2-pole types, which are twice the width

    • The RV8H offering includes Class I, Div. 2 ratings, for use in hazardous locations.

RV8S Solid State Relay (SSR)

  • The 6mm SSR provides long life for applications requiring a high repetition rate – such as temperature controls and solenoid operation. 

  • The SSR operates faster than the electromechanical equivalent versions, along with quiet operation, and with EMI noise. 

  • The relay provides for multiple input options (DC & AC), and DC or AC output options – ranging from 100mA to 3A. For 240VAC output, random or zero-cross options are provided.

Description File Type File Size Download
RV8 Series Datasheet PDF 927KB Download
6mm Interface RV8 Series Cross Reference Guide PDF 74KB Download
Quick Selection Guide PDF 91KB Download
Relay Socket Family PDF 14.6MB Download