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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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Schurter AEO 10.3×38 Fuse

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High Performance Fuse For Automotive Applications
• Very high rated current up to 50 A
• Safely interrupting 1000 VDC
• Versatile mounting options

With the AEO 10.3×38, SCHURTER launches a high-performance fuse for particularly high voltages up to 1000 VDC and currents up to 50 A, which is particularly suitable for automotive applications.

High voltages and high currents occur in electric vehicles in numerous places. Their battery packs with several thousand rechargeable cells store enormous amounts of energy. This in order to meet customer requirements concerning driving performance and range by still providing the shortest possible recharging times. To safeguard this level of power, you need highly reliable high power fuses. Such fuses are required, for example, in the BMS (Battery Management System), for on-board and off-board chargers, DC-DC converters and other systems exposed to high voltages.

Welding Is More Reliable
A weak point of every fuse is the connection between the melting wire and the contact cap. This connection is usually done by a solder joint. In the fuse production process, however, this technology brings quite many difficulties. Creating the connection by welding increases the reliability by far. SCHURTER uses a new, patented process which guarantees highest reliability.

Versatile Mounting Options
The new fuses of the AEO series offer a multitude of possible mounting options. In addition to the cartridge fuse, which requires a fuse clip (recommended model: SCHURTER CSO) and the classic mounting directly on a printed circuit board, screwable version for surface mounting or even axial mounting are available.

Applications Automotive:
DC/DC Converter, On Board Charger, Battery Management System, PTC-Heater and Houshold Charging Stations.

 

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Bulgin 6000 Series Fiber Connector

 

Super Fast, Reliable Connections.

The 6000 series harsh environment optical connector, is designed for years of service in areas where unprotected physical contact fiber, simply isn’t an option. Featuring a secure, yet easy to operate 30 degree locking mechanism, with field proven IP68 and IP69K performance from our 6000 Power range.

 

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Schurter NEMA Receptacles 5-15R

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Convenience Outlets Redesigned
• NR010 – IDC for efficient wiring
• NR020 – The classic with improved temperature rating
• NR021 – Tamper Resistant

Schurter’s latest series of appliance outlets NR020 and NR021 combine classic features with new ones to meet increased fire protection and safety standards according to UL 498 Tamper Resistant, as well as facilitating compliance of receptacles used in Household and Commercial Furniture and Furniture Power Distribution Units (FPDUs), according to UL 962 and UL 962A. Higher temperature ratings and added configurations for series NR010 and NR020 respond to power demands facing Datacom infrastructures today.

Tamper Resistant Receptacles – TRR The concept of tamper-resistant receptacles is not a recent development; these devices have been a standard product offering of wiring device manufacturers for many years. The devices are designed to protect individuals (primarily children) from accidental shock resulting from the insertion of foreign objects. The US National Electric Code NEC® Article 406.12 states that all 15- and 20-ampere, 125- and 250-Volt nonlocking-type receptacles installed in dwelling units must be Tamper Resistant. In 2017, changes to the Code expanded on these requirements and locations. Previously, tamper-resistant receptacles were required in dwelling units, guest rooms and guest suites of hotels and motels, and in child care facilities. The expanded code brings these safety devices to preschools and elementary education facilities; business offices, corridors, waiting rooms and the like in clinics, medical and dental offices and outpatient facilities; to assembly occupancies such as places of awaiting transportation, gymnasiums, skating rinks, auditoriums; and to dormitories. These expanded locations are areas that small children frequently occupy.

Tamper resistant receptacles feature a UL recognized safety shutter system that prevents the insertion of foreign objects into a receptacle. The safety shutters will only open upon simultaneous insertion of two plug blades. Additional tests including Probe Test, Impact Test, Mechanical Endurance Test and Dielectric Voltage Withstand Test for Tamper Resistant Receptacles TRR are included in UL 498. After passing all the above performance tests, tamper-resistant receptacles must have either the words “Tamper Resistant” or the letters “TR” (minimum 3/16 inches high) on the device as a clear indication that this is a tamper-resistant receptacle.

Schurter’s NR021 NEMA 5-15R Tamper Resistant series meets the expanded code requirements according to UL 498. Additionally, with the option of an added insulated wall between the L, N terminals, compliance with the Spill Test, outlined in UL 962 Sec. 62, is more cost effective and efficient for manufacturers of Household and Commercial Furniture and Furniture Power Distribution Units (FPDUs).

Higher Temperature Rated Receptacles Packing density of equipment for data communication and storage continues to be regularly revolutionized with the surge of usage and functionality. Increasing ambient temperatures go hand in hand with these advancements, as demand trickles down to the smallest components to keep pace with emerging needs of the appliance manufacturers. The NR010 and NR020 series have an operating temperature range of -25 ˚C to 150 ˚C in response to the power needs of the Datacom industry. In addition, the NR010 with IDC terminals provides a version with an independent L terminal. The neutral and ground terminals can still be bussed, while the line terminal can be used for maximum load according to UL rating 15 A, 125 V. It also extends the capability of adding functionality to each outlet individually.

 

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Crouzet Launches New Compact Power Supplies

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Crouzet, global supplier of electronic and electromechanics components, has recently released a new line of compact power supplies that offer greater efficiency in a smaller size. The new range of power supplies feature simplified wiring and are perfectly adapted to fit existing Crouzet products.

Each power supply in Crouzet’s new range is 18 mm (1module) thinner than its predecessor. This efficient use of space allows industries to save valuable space. Miniaturization of products is an important trend in the industrial world, with many businesses looking to cut down on the amount of space that their products take up. There are several options in the new Crouzet range with power values of 10 W, 30 W, and 60 W. For the first time, Crouzet has added a new 100 W power supply to its compact line. Crouzet’s power supplies feature simplified wiring, which makes setting up power supplies easier and more straightforward than ever before.

Efficient Operation of New Power Supplies Saves Energy
The new generation of compact power supplies offers improvements in efficiency of up to 90%. They can operate at an increased temperature range of -20 °C to +70 °C. These DIN Rail mount power supplies are therefore suitable for use in a wide range of energy-intensive situations, including HVAC, greenhouse environments, and hydraulic solar heating. They all offer improved performance compared to older models of power supplies.

As well as being energy efficient, Crouzet’s new power supplies are also incredibly safe. They have double insulation and a safety Class II input, which means that no connection to earth is required. This combination of efficiency, performance and safety makes the new power supplies the ideal choice for many industry applications, including renewable energy, access control, compact industrial machines, and building equipment.

Standalone Power Supplies Offer Compatibility With Many Crouzet Products
Power supplies are no longer simply accessories for Crouzet logic controllers. They now exist as standalone products, with their own features and benefits that can offer significant advantages to businesses. All logical controllers and control products need a reliable power supply to function, and the new Crouzet supplies are an excellent choice. The new power supplies are compatible with Crouzet 24 VDC products including HMI, nano-PLCs, tele-controllers, timers, logic controllers, and many more products.

 

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ABB Type SAMHL Galvanised Steel Flexible Conduit

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Anti-microbial liquid tight high temperature covered Galvanised Steel flexible conduit. Suitable for food zone non-contact areas.

 

 

‘The integrated antimicrobial additive attacks bacteria that comes into contact with it, eliminating up to 86% of bacteria in the first 15 minutes and by up to 99% in just two hours’

 

 

 

 

• Galvanised steel core with string packing (string packed up to 32mm)
• Anti-microbial protection incorporated into a FDA, EC and FSA compliant DuPont Hytrel® thermoplastic jacket
• IP40 – IP69 rated
• Temperature range up to -50ºC to +130ºC
• Approvals: CE, BS EN 61386-1,-23, NSF 14159-1-2014 & NSF 169-2009
• High corrosion resistance
• High fatigue life
• High chemical resistance
• High flexibility

Typical Applications
• Suitable for food zone non-contact areas

 

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Schurter Type MCS16 Metal Line Switch

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Metal Line Switch with Excellent Price / Performance Ratio
• Very low mounting depth
• High ingress protection IP67
• Resistant against vandalism
• Long lifetime

In response to customer requests for switches with a smaller diameter and a particularly low mounting depth, Schurter extends its successful MCS series of short-travel switches with a durable, robust 16 mm variant.

The MCS16 is an extension of the successful MCS switch series (MCS19, MCS30). It is recommended as the first choice wherever low mounting depth and particularly high robustness are required.

Zinc-die-cast or stainless steel actuator
The customer can choose between an actuator made of zinc-die-cast or stainless steel. The stainless steel version offers the additional option of individual laser marking. The switch housing is always made of zinc-die-cast.

Point illumination red and green
Both the zinc-die-cast and the stainless steel actuator are also available with point illumination if optical feedback from the switch is required. The customer can choose between red and green illumination, whereby both colors are already installed. Further colors can be realized on request.

Robust design with IP67 / IK06
Same as the larger variants of the MCS series, the new MCS16 has an IP protection rating of IP67 and an impact resistance of IK06. The MCS16 can therefore be used in a wide range of industrial applications or in applications under harsh environmental conditions. In addition, the robust housing front offers optimum protection against vandalism.

Versatile terminal connection options
The MCS16 offers a variety of terminal connection options. Classic pins for PCB mounting are available as well as pins with a soldering aid for direct connection of a wire. All point-illuminated versions are supplied with this option. Last but not least, there is also a terminal clamp available as optional accessory for fast and easy screw connection.
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Applications
– Industrial machinery
– Medical devices
– Public vending machines
– Laboratory instruments
– White goods

 

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Hylec Terminal Blocks for Specialist Applications

Broad range of specialist terminal blocks for OEM consumer and industrial/commercial ovens, cookers, washing machines, driers, dishwashers

Finding the right terminal blocks for specialist applications operating at high temperatures can present a challenge for designers, especially those designing the latest models of consumer and commercial/industrial ovens, including the large range cookers that have become so popular in recent years. A specialist range of products developed specifically for commercial and domestic appliances that operate at high heat is now available at Hylec-APL, the specialist supplier of electrical components and enclosures.

Screw to tab terminal block models with between 2 and 7 poles are available in the FV Series, which operates at temperatures from – 5degC to +150degC. Voltage is 450V, and current between 25A and 41A depending model. There are devices in the FV Series designed to suit ceramic hobs, electric hobs, ovens and gas hobs, motors and pumps, as well as general appliances.

The PA Family of terminal blocks with integrated cable clamps includes Series PA84 that offers an earth bracket version and a fuse holder version, both available with or without screws. Rated at 450V, 16A, working temperature ranges from -5degC to +110degC. These models suit small appliances for the domestic market, as well as professional appliances. For gas hobs, PA299 and PA299C are snap-in fixing on chassis terminal blocks with integrated cable clamps, earth brackets and RF filter and can withstand working temperatures of +125degC.

Terminal boxes for gas hobs, electric hobs, ovens and industrial applications are available in multiple styles including Series PA309 with integrated cable clamp and earth bracket for gas hobs, and Series PA233SN with an integrated cable clamp and grounding plate for electric hobs and ovens. The devices are IP30 rated and VDE approved.

 

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Finder 7P Series Surge Protection Devices

                             

Finder supply a complete range of surge protection to help protect your expensive control panels:

• Surge arrester suitable for 230/400 V system applications to prevent over-voltage effects caused by direct for indirect lightning strikes

• SPD Type 1+2

• Replacement spark gap and varistor modules (for single phase systems)

• Visual and remote signalling of varistor status

 

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Contact E Preston Electrical

tel: +44(0) 161 339 5177

email: sales@epreston.co.uk

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