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Old 05-19-2009, 11:03 PM   #1
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Default Omron G5G-1A-DT1 Power Relay

Any suggestions?

Couldn't find the exact one in stock at digikey or other electrical component sellers. It looks like the product found here in the Omron PDF:

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Old 05-19-2009, 11:36 PM   #2
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Default Omron G5G-1A-DT1 Power Relay

it seems to be in digikey's catalog, though none in stock


maybe they'll special order it?

If not, it seems like you may have to order the microwave control board.
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Old 05-20-2009, 09:22 AM   #3
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Default Omron G5G-1A-DT1 Power Relay

Mouser has these in stock:

Crap, just saw it is 24VDC.
Not sure what the voltage to get it to close is, might still work with 12VDC.
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Old 05-22-2009, 12:02 PM   #4
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Default Omron G5G-1A-DT1 Power Relay

You need its functionality, or are you looking for an exact replacement?
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Old 06-24-2010, 03:36 PM   #5
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I am in need of the same and I’d be happy for a substitute, I cannot find one of these things anywhere. I would appreciate any help.
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Old 06-24-2010, 03:55 PM   #6
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Is this close enough?


It's not quite the same shape though - it's about 5 mm too long. So check that the pins would fit the PCB.

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Old 06-25-2010, 05:26 PM   #7
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Yeah the pins are not within the same specs, plus like you said, the body is too long to fit the circuit board. Thanks though, I’m still in need if anyone can help, I’d be very grateful, Dean
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Old 06-27-2010, 01:29 PM   #8
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I found something similar here :


I looked at the data sheet, the relay is specially made for switching transformers in microwave ovens. I think this is the case because of the high voltage sparks the contacts can handle.

But i looked at the website of omron as well.

It seems the model you have may no longer be manufactured. I had in the past some experience with Omron and the company i worked for had some serious quality issues with omron relays in the past. Perhaps the G5G had some quality issues as well and was later superseded by a better and improved design. And marketed as a cheaper process .

I think that as long as you have an relay with a contact that closes when the relay is powered, and the contacts can handle at least the same the power switching requirements and the coil voltage is the same you can use the relay. I think the best and cheapest way would be to just salvage an old magnetron oven that still works. The basic function of all these machines are the same. The user interface is just different. For example buy a second hand magnetron on ebay and use it for parts.

One of these might very well do the trick.


This may be the best choice relay from omron, you need to do some modifying though...


available at mouser but the price is insane, maybe it is wrong :

I have difficulty determining what voltage the coil is of the model you want to replace. Does it say 12 Volts or 24 Volts. 24V seems to be more common.
Could you check please ? A 24 Volt relay will maybe switch on 12 Volts but the contact resistance might be higher because the force to close the contacts is lower and because of that the contact can burn in and degrade faster. Usually these relays switch a transformer. As such, the contacts have to withstand a lot of punishment. Even with the rated voltage i think you need a relay that is specially designed to handle the currents and the high voltage sparks caused by the induction voltage of the primary coil of the transformer which feeds the magnetron tube.

Here is some background information :


Added this quote from the link above from page 5 :

At low voltages the relay contacts behave normally, but at high voltages they can no longer be considered as contacts but as a moving spark gap.
For those interested in the principle of the magnetron :
And to find replacement parts :

More information.

note :
NO or N O= normally open, NC or N C = normally closed.
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