China-based Johnson Electric has launched a disconnect relay product line for smart electric meters.

The remote disconnect function in a smart meter aligns with the requirements of the electric power industry’s smart grid initiative.

Designed with a circuit breaking capacity up to 120A, the Ledex-EM product line is a bi-stable latching relay designed to provide the highest electrical performance in a compact package.

For smart meter design flexibility the product line can be customized for multiple control pin-out positions and special terminals, the company said.

Johnson Electric Strategic Marketing senior vice president Jim Dick said the Ledex-EM product line results from design collaboration between the company’s engineering centers in Germany, US and China.

The Johnson Electric Group is a provider of motion systems and components for automotive applications, domestic equipment, office equipment, industrial products, consumer products and medical devices.