Amprobe's Remcon relays feature a standard 3-wire relay with built-in transformer and stripped leads. Designed for the low voltage lighting systems common in homes built in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. These new solid state Remcon low voltage relays replace the R-115 and old solenoid coil type Pyramid relays and can be used in all present applications, plus many new applications. (The old Remcon R115 was only rated to 5 amps, and used 750 mA of AC control current.)
IMPORTANT: If there is more than one relay on a circuit, the relays must be the same type, i.e. all R115 (mechanical, old style) or all R115S (solid state, as shown). They cannot be intermixed because of the difference in control currents. The old mechanical relays were a different shape - a cylinder on rectangular black base - and might have either Remcon or Pyramid brand on them.)
Multiple relays can be controlled by a single switch. A single relay also can be controlled by multiple switches. This quality megohmmeter has a solid range of features which were designed to meet most insulation test applications.
To install in a metal electrical box, just insert through the knock-out opening hole. For better heat dissipation, we recommend installing with included mounting nut. Must be securely installed in metal boxes only (not in plastic electrical boxes) because solid state switches generate heat.
Includes wiring diagram along with hook-up directions for replacing the older Remcon R-115 (electromagnetic switch relay). A significant time and cost savings can be achieved by using light #22 cable to control relay instead of Romex or armored cable.
Remcon switchplates were typically installed horizontally (sideways) with the switches rocking up and down to turn lights on/off. The curved, flared Remco switches were pinched in and narrower at the middle and wider and taller at the top with a small dot (red for pilot lights) at the center. (Original type of Remcon mounting frames, ivory curvy rocker switches and rounded or oval wall plate covers are no longer in production. If you are looking for a replacement for Amprobe's discontinued Remcon low voltage switches, we recommend Touch-Plate Lighting Control switches for a safe alternative.)
New Applications for R115S Amprobe Low Voltage Relays
Note: The Remcon R-277 and R-277S relays are no longer manufactured and there are no workable replacements. The R277S was the solid state replacement of the older R277 mechanical latching relays.
Posted by Gerald Kimmel on 4th May 2015
Very easy to redo, swap out was a piece of cake
Posted by Unknown on 29th Dec 2014
It was very easy to swap out the old relays with the new solid state ones