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E. Preston (Electrical) Ltd Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary

E. Preston (Electrical) Ltd announces its 40th anniversary as a specialist distributor of switches and electrical components.

E Preston was established by its original founder Ernest Preston, from which the company gained its name. It began with three people and only three franchises. The company quickly grew and has maintained healthy growth over the last 40 years. Now into the third generation of family ownership, the company employs 20 people and has over 50 franchises, consisting of 100,000s of parts.

Since its inception in 1980, the company has not only grown its offering but also its customer base too. Customers range from sole traders to major PLCs in every sector from transport, defence, and medical to refrigeration, vending and renewable energy. The reason for its continued growth and success is because of its emphasis on the customer.

“E Preston has experienced exceptional growth and development over the past 40 years,” said Mark Preston (Managing Director). “At E Preston our greatest strength is our relationship with our customers. Our focus has always been, and will continue to be, on offering our customers the products they need at the best possible prices. We go the extra mile to make sure that we provide exceptional service and make the whole process as simple as possible.”

Over the past 40 years, E Preston has been successful at evolving and changing to stay ahead of other electrical distributors.

The company works collaboratively with its customers to be a partner in the supply chain process, providing a number of general and bespoke supply solutions such as buffer stock, kit supply and forward ordering. The company’s most recent service is an online ordering platform called eprestononline, which allows customers to browse products, view statements and invoices, and order online.

The E Preston team consists of experienced internal and external sales professionals who can offer technical advice, advise on alternative or new products, provide samples and visit on-site to discuss potential applications and solutions.

For more information on E Preston, to make an enquiry or to place an order online please visit http://www.eprestononline.co.uk.

 

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E Preston Electrical Expands Franchises and Goes Online

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E. Preston (Electrical) Ltd was established in 1980 as a specialist distributor of switches and electrical components.  Beginning with only 3 franchises the company currently has over 40 different franchises and holds approximately half a million pounds worth of stock.

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Now in the third generation of family ownership E Preston Electrical continues to grow and build on traditional values.

“We work hard for our customers to get the best products at the best prices while providing exceptional customer service.  We always do what we say we will, even if that is just a call back,” says Mark Preston, MD.

This is a principle that was rooted in the business from its inception over 30 years ago by founder, and grandfather to the current directors, Ernest Preston.

Although there is still a great emphasis on these traditional values the company has embraced new technology in all of its business operations and now launches a new digital venture.  The new interactive e-shop eprestononline.co.uk is aimed at increasing accessibility to existing and new customers.

“We have access to the latest technology from our suppliers,” says Matthew Preston, sales director. “We want to make dealing with E Preston as easy as possible.  We will continue to visit new and existing customers, and speak to them on the telephone, but with eprestononline we can offer them access to our company whenever they want.”

Click AwayThe new eShop will allow customers to log in to their own portal to view orders, print off documents such as acknowledgements and invoices, and allows them to place repeat orders.  Data sheets and supplier catalogues will also be readily available.

The company believes it maintains its position as a traditional company – or more appropriately, a modern company with traditional values.

 

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ABB Terra AC wallbox

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E-Mobility for the Masses with ABB Home EV Charging Solution

With sustainable transport solutions forming a key component of ABB Electrification’s Mission to Zero for smart cities, the pioneer in digital technologies unveils the latest extension to its e-mobility portfolio.

As the global leader in sustainable transport solutions ABB has taken another significant step in driving this e-mobility revolution forward over the next decade with the launch of its new Terra AC wallbox.

The wallbox is designed not only to meet the surging demand for quality yet affordable connected charging in homes and businesses, but also supports the growing generation of renewable energy users who want to harness and manage the consumption of their own power.

The new Terra AC wallbox, is available in up to 22kW variants to ensure compatibility with the electrical system of homes and buildings across the world. It offers a safe, smart and sustainable charging solution which supports ABB Electrification’s Mission to Zero for smart cities, a vision for a zero-emission reality for all.

It will be available in select markets, including Europe, over the coming months and available globally by May 2020. The AC wallbox can be ordered via the ABB partner network.

“The Terra AC wallbox represents exactly that; easy to install and use, it will integrate seamlessly with the digital lifestyle of today’s consumers, allowing them to efficiently manage their energy usage and contribute to a greener society for today and future generations.”

The Terra AC wallbox benefits from connectivity that enables configuration and software updates via a dedicated App or remotely via the cloud, providing a lot of flexibility and minimizing the need for onsite intervention and maximizing uptime and efficiency.

Meanwhile, each charger is equipped with a high accuracy revenue grade energy meter that can be integrated with smart building energy management systems, allowing advanced load management features. This enables home and business owners to adjust the power of assets as needed to maximize charging power and cost efficiency.

High-Value Quality
• Broad range of connectivity options including Wifi, Bluetooth and Ethernet
• Space saving design enables seamless installation on a wall or pedestal, which can accommodate two chargers back-to-back
• With multiple connectors available, Terra AC wallbox is compatible with the majority of EVs
• Dustproof and water resistant in harsh weather conditions enhancing uptime and product lifetime

Future Proof Flexibility
• Future-ready with simple software updated via the user App
• Simplified authentication via either RFID or the App provides flexibility for public-use case applications
• Integrates seamlessly with ABB’s complementary building automation solutions

Safety and Protection
• Evaluated and tested by independent third party to meet the highest standards
• Current limiting protection allows maximum charging power without nuisance tripping
• Integrated ground fault and overvoltage protection protects both user and car

 

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Schurter Rewireable IEC Appliance Inlet with V-Lock

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The IEC appliance inlet 4783 from Schurter is the first of its kind: for the first time it combines a reconnectable C13 appliance inlet with the proven V-Lock cord retention system. Available in black, white and grey for better differentiation – e.g. in 3-phase systems.

Ideal for Small Series Builds
Reconnectable appliance sockets are particularly suitable for small series builds. With these inlets you are free to choose the cable length and country-specific plugs.

V-Lock
Schurter already offers a wide range of rewireable IEC device connectors. New and unique to the 4783, is the integrated V-Lock cord retention system, which effectively prevents the cable from being pulled out unintentionally.

Assembly
A cable guard with a diameter of 8.5 mm or 10 mm is pre-assembled at the factory. The screw terminals accept cables with cross-sections between a minimum of 3 x 0.75 mm²/18 AWG (0.82 mm²) and a maximum of 3 x 1.5 mm²/14 AWG (2.08mm²).

Halogen-Free Construction
Schurter’s Type 4783 does not use halogens in the cable guard or any other plastic components.

Approvals
The 4783 appliance inlet has all approvals for the European, Chinese and North American markets. It is also already certified according to the new UL 60320 standard.

 

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Schurter FMAD CP Mains Filter

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Mains Filter: 3-Phase plus Neutral Line
• Compact Single-Stage Filter
• Various Filter Variants Available
• Light Weight Design, Wide Temperature Range
• “High Performance” Versions Available

FMAD CP is the name of the latest 1-stage filter family for 3-phase systems with neutral conductor. Thanks to their extremely compact dimensions and high performance, the new filters are ideally suited to the tight space conditions in today’s machine and equipment construction. An extended temperature range means that they can also be used in critical applications.

The new filter family is ideally suited for devices with high EMC exposure at low or medium power. Typical applications include converters for photovoltaics, battery storage or charging stations for electric vehicles. These powerful, particularly compact filters are also the first choice for modern frequency inverters for motor control.

Mounting
The FMAD CP filter series has 6.3 x 0.8 mm plug-in connectors for quick and easy wiring. Thanks to a metal flange, a good earth connection is guaranteed when screwed to the chassis.

Wide Temperature Range
The standard versions can be used over a temperature range of -40 °C to 100 °C. The filters are designed for currents from 3 A to 20 A at an ambient temperature of 50 °C. They have ENEC and cURus approval and are recommended for applications up to max. 520 VAC.

Leakage Current
Versions with different leakage currents are available for various applications: for industrial ≤ 3 mA, standard ≤ 0.5 mA and for medical technology ≤ 5 µA.

“High Performance” Version
Although the new filter family is already equipped with very high-quality components, an even stronger filter effect might be required for particularly demanding applications. This is where the “High Performance” versions come into play. Thanks to compact chokes with particularly high inductance and a larger X capacitor, both symmetrical and asymmetrical interference can be suppressed even more effectively.

The completely newly developed FMAD CP filters are the ideal replacement for the SCHURTER FMW465, offering at least the same, but rather higher performance at lower weight.

 

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Crouzet Syr-Line DZ1R08MV1 Universal Digital Timer That Fits All Your Needs

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The Crouzet SYR-LINE DZ1R08MV1 Universal Digital Timer offers the same ease of use as analog timers but it is powered with visualization, higher-precision and all the functions you need (up to 138). The new Universal Digital Timer is well suited for a wide range of applications, ranging from heating and cooling in building equipment, Motor or pump control, industrial processes and lighting systems applications and many more.

SYR-LINE Universal Digital Timer‘s high-contrast led screen enables you to monitor the status of the timer. You can see the current time, the function and timing configurations, and know if you are receiving an input signal or if the relay output is activated.

With this Universal Digital Timer, its monitoring is made easy for you by adding:
• Large, easy to read digits in 17.5mm for a clear and easy view of your timing status
• Full scrolling words for best reading in such a slim body
• Precise timing setting
• Large, manual dial to make configuration easy and intuitive using just your hands, even wearing gloves

Its wide time range, its universal mounting connection and the ability to accept universal voltage input gives the Universal Digital Timer a universal flexibility. It can indeed be programmed from 0.1 second to a 100-day delay and be used with any power supply available, since it works with voltages from 12 to 240V either DC or AC. The Universal Digital Timer includes ALL the functions you need to run your applications, from the classics like on-delay «A» or off-delay «C», to special ones like repeat cycle «L». It also allows you to adapt them and get up to 138 real operating functions in one single product. This universal flexibility makes it the only ultra multi-function timer.

The new Crouzet DZ1R08MV1 Universal Digital Timer has been built to be simple to use. You can program it in your hands without any power supply. You can get it ready in just a few seconds. Using the Basic parameters, you can configure your timer in only four steps and get it ready in just a few seconds. With the Advanced mode, you can configure all the optional additional parameters. Among those, the Universal Digital Timer offers two great features for you to set the limits. You can either limit user access by setting a password and defining user rights (full access, change time only, view only) or define time limit setting by allowing users to change time only between lower and upper limits.

 

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Johnson Electric Box Frame Solenoid – B7

               

Johnson Electric is pleased to announce the new LEDEX Box Frame Solenoid B7. The B7 was developed with a forward thinking plunger design to function better, with the end user in mind.

It will eliminate the need for hardware to integrate the solenoid into a product. The B7’s end plate mounting extension will further increase convenience by allowing for drop in installation. The adaptability and ease of installation will cut costs and save time for manufacturers. It is well applicable in Vending Machines, Locks and Latches, Industrial Automation, Beverage Dispensing.

Features:
► Simple Mounting Interface
► Nail head style plunger interface
► Dimensions 19.2H x 16.0W x 29.4L
► Various Voltage Inputs Available
► Ambient Temperature: -55 °C to 80 °C
► Customization Available

 

Attributes:
► Lower cost instruction
► Available in Pull and Push Models as well as Magnetic Latching models
► End plate mounting extension allows for mounting options using no hardware
► Custom plunger designs available
► 10”/ 250mm lead wires standard

 

CLICK HERE  →   B7 Box Frame Solenoid Spec Sheet              

                                

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Finder’s New 7L Series LED Panel Lights

Created for professionals, the new Finder LED panel lights are the optimal solution for illuminating machinery and electrical panels of all types.

The 7L Series offers operational efficiency and is especially useful for providing increased visibility where an in-built, moveable light source is required for testing, maintenance and operational work. It is also ideal for automotive electricians who require illumination of the engine bay or vehicle control systems.

Their high practicality allows for the interconnectable lights to be easily positioned anywhere within the electrical panel, thanks to the direct magnetic mounting or through screw supports.

The 7L Series offers operational efficiency and is especially useful for providing increased visibility where an in-built, moveable light source is required for testing, maintenance and operational work. It is also ideal for automotive electricians who require illumination of the engine bay or vehicle control systems.

The 7L Series LED panel lights emit a 5000 K cool white light with low power consumption and a radiated angle of 120°, providing a low thermal footprint. There are also 12…48V and 110…230V AC/DC supply versions available according to levels of brightness:

– LED panel light Type 7L.43 – 600 lumens
– LED panel light Type 7L.46 – 1200 lumens.

Features
• Mounting “Two in one” – Direct magnetic mounting or through a screw-fixed metallic support
• Versions for switching ON/OFF via integral switch, or integral movement detector
• Brightness levels: 600 or 1200 lumens
• Power supply – Multi-voltage: 12…48 V AC/DC and 110…240 V AC/DC
• New design

 

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ZF’s D4 Switch Offers Reliable Solution For Today’s Appliances

ZF Friedrichshafen AG’s D4 miniature snap action switch has been an industry standard for many years. Originally this style of switch became popular with appliance manufacturers, due to its small size and excellent current carrying capabilities.

The D4 series benefits from an increased tracking resistance of PTI 300, a high functional reliability, and excellent switching precision. Using application-specific contact materials for switching currents from 0.1A up to 21A at 250VAC, the switches offer superior contact reliability. Due to several available actuators and mounting points, the devices will prove suitable for many different applications.

ZF are pleased to confirm approval has recently been received for the NCKL2/8 UL certificate which applies to the D4 range. They are now certified as ignition protected against new refrigerants which are being used within domestic white goods including refrigerators, ice machines, heat pumps and air conditioning units.

 

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Schurter UMT-W Super Time-Lag SMD Ceramic Fuse

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Super Time-Lag SMD ceramic fuse with selective tripping characteristic

• Suitable as a Fail Safe Device
• Very high melting integral
• Precisely defined melting times (min/max)
• Compact construction

With the UMT-W, Schurter launches a pulse-proof SMD ceramic fuse with super time-lag tripping characteristics, which is particularly suitable as a fail-safe device in demanding applications.

The cuboid shaped (5.3 x 16 mm), extremely compact SMD fuse is available in five rated currents from 5 A to 20 A and reaches rated voltages of up to 125 V AC&DC with a breaking capacity of up to 1000 A. All these you get with a super slow and precisely defined melting characteristic unique for SMD fuses.

Applications
The Schurter UMT-W is recommended wherever high inrush currents flow (e.g. motor control systems). The UMT-W is particularly suitable for applications with long cables (e.g. avionics), which are often primarily protected by an electronic fuse. If this monitoring fails, or does not perform its task correctly, the UMT-W takes over as a fail-safe device and transfers the system to a safe, currentless state. Due to the precise melting times with its precisely defined min/max corridor at 4xIn, robust and selective safety concepts can be implemented on top of the electronic fuse.

COTS+ The UMT-W fuse is a “COTS+” product. The “+” comes from extended fuse qualification tests (e.g. AEC-Q200) and highly controlled manufacturing processes, which are available to all SCHURTER customers. For higher reliability requirements, we also offer visual inspection according to MIL-PRF 55342, different types of up-screenings (burn-in) and detailed test reports on request.

 

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Contact E Preston Electrical

tel: +44(0) 161 339 5177

email: sales@epreston.co.uk

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