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Schurter SHF Fuse 6.3×32: Rated Current Extension

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Compact protection for 3-phase systems
* High rated voltages of up to 500 VAC / VDC
* High breaking capacity of up to 1500 A
* Also available as pigtail version (from 1A)

Schurter extends the range of rated currents in the compact high-performance fuse SHF 6.3×32 down to 500mA. The SHF 6.3×32 is a ceramic fuse for higher voltages (AC and DC) with fast tripping characteristics. The high dielectric strength and the high breaking capacity of 1500 A opens up new fields of application.

Schurter now offers the SHF 6.3×32 in nineteen rated currents between 500 mA and 32 A. The high breaking capacity of 1500 A at a rated voltage of up to 500 VAC/VDC characterizes the fuse. Besides a multitude of applications in the energy and industrial sector, the SHF 6.3×32 is especially suitable for the protection of 3-phase systems.

The SHF 6.3×32 is available as a fuse link and a pigtail version (from 1 to 8 A). Fuse links are suitable for mounting in clips and fuseholders, which makes it possible to quickly replace the fuse. SCHURTER therefore offers an extensive range of clips and fuseholders. The pigtail version allows direct mounting on printed circuit boards using THT soldering technology.

The SHF 6.3×32 can be used as RoHS-compliant fuse for lead-free systems. The compatibility with competitor products allows SCHURTER to offer the SHF 6.3×32 as a replacement product. The fuse is approved by cURus.

 

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Schurter Type SUT-H 6.3×32 mm Ceramic Fuse for High Inrush Currents

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* Very high melting integral (I2t)
* Variants up to 50 A (Pigtail)
* Clip and Pigtail versions
* Excellent price-performance ratio

With the SUT-H, Schurter introduces a new 6.3×32 mm ceramic fuse for single-phase applications for high rated currents from 10 A to 50 A. Thanks to a particularly high melting integral, it is particularly suitable for applications where high inrush currents occur.

The new Schurter SUT-H is technically based on the proven SUT. In contrast to the known fuse, the SUT-H has a much higher melting integral, which makes it particularly pulse resistant. High inrush currents, which occur in power supply units, are easily absorbable.

The fuse is offered for direct mounting on the PCB with pigtails or with a solid beryllium-copper clip (Schurter CQP), which allows an easy replacement of the fuse without soldering. The clip can be up to a rated current of 10 A.

The new 6.3×32 mm SUT-H ceramic fuse opens up completely new areas of application by extending the rated current range up to 50 A and opens completely new areas for innovative applications.

The fuse meets the requirements of the UL 248-14 standard, is cURus approved and RoHS compliant. The SUT-H is developed and manufactured by Chi Lick SCHURTER in China.

 

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Schurter FMAC NEO 3-Phase Mains Filter

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* Compact design
* Single-stage filter with high EMI attenuation
* Reduced weight
* Low leakage current versions available

Schurter launches its single-stage filter family FMAC NEO. Especially compact with high performance, the new filter series is ideally suited for use in today’s more portable industrial machines, designed to occupy less floor space in manufacturing plants. A wide temperature range extends its capabilities for use in many critical applications.

Three-phase control cabinets, in particular, can have space constraints. SCHURTER addresses this problem with a completely new filter design, which is much more compact than older generations. The new, almost cubed, design makes optimum use of available space in the cabinet housing. Designed with the highest quality components, the filter attenuation remains very high relative to its more compact dimensions.

The new filter family is also suitable for use in devices subjected to high EMC loads such as energy converters or motor drives. Typical applications include converters for photovoltaics, battery storage or charging stations for electric vehicles. These new high-performance type filters are also the better choice for modern day frequency inverters used for motor control.

The FMAC NEO filter series has screw terminals for safe and reliable wire terminations. A full metal flange guarantees a good earth ground connection upon screw mounting to the chassis. The standard versions can be used over a wide temperature range from -40 °C to 100 °C. The filters are designed for currents from 16 A to 230 A at an ambient temperature of 50 °C. They are ENEC and cURus approved and recommended for applications up to 520 VAC. The standard versions are designed for industrial applications with leakage currents <13 mA. Special versions for leakage-critical applications of <3 mA are also available.

The completely redesigned models of the FMAC NEO family are the ideal replacement for all types of Schurter legacy FMAC filters. The FMAC NEO offers the same high performance with significantly smaller dimensions and weight.

Technical Data / Approvals
– 3-phase filter 300 / 520 VAC
– single-stage filter with very high attenuation
– filter available with industrial < 13 mA or low leakage current versions < 3 mA
– rated currents: 16, 25, 36, 50, 64, 80, 110, 180, 230 A (ENEC / UL / CSA) at 50 °C
– operating temperature: -40 °C to 100 °C
– chassis mounting
– screw terminals

Applications
– Industrial equipment, machines
– Motor drive applications
– Machine tools
– Energy inverters (photovoltaic, battery)
– Electro vehicle charging stations

 

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Hylec Products Review

Best-Selling Debox In-Line Tool-Free Cable Junction Box, Waterproof Connectors, Enclosures, PCB Hardware and More

Hylec-APL is a market leader in the manufacture and supply of electrical and electro-mechanical components to major OEMs and CEMs, wholesalers, and specialist & catalogue distributors. Hylec-APL’s innovative, extensive and patented product portfolio includes Debox in-line junction boxes, isolator switches, enclosures (stainless steel, steel & ABS), water and weatherproof connectors, cable glands, terminal blocks, fuse holders and many others marketed under the brand names Debox and Hylec. A British company established for over 30 years, Hylec-APL is focussed on developing strong, long-term business partnerships with its customers, distributors, wholesalers and partners through its all-pervasive service culture, an active and knowledgeable field sales force, and a large inventory of available parts.

Hylec Debox S and SL make installers and contractors’ lives easier and save hours of installation time by including everything installers need to join flat or round profile cables, including a UL and VDE-approved 4-pole terminal block. On a typical commercial lighting project, saving a few minutes on each cable join means speedier overall installation and lower costs.

Hylec weather and waterproof electrical connectors that have been used in some interesting projects, including re- illuminating Blackfriars Bridge in London and Pavegen flooring technology which converts kinetic energy from footsteps into off-grid electricity and has been used in public outdoor locations around the world. The TeeTube range includes the IP68/IP69K TH381 Series micro connector, only 14mm in diameter, ideal for outdoor lighting applications, such as architectural lighting, street lighting, underwater lighting, illumination of road signs and billboards and the connection of interior and exterior Class 2 electrical devices.

Hylec’s range of PCB terminal blocks and fuse holders probably boast the best quality/price ratio currently on the market. This year’s new additions include the new screwless push wire TLM Series in multiple pitches to optimize board design, as will pillar terminal blocks and high temperature terminal blocks.

Enclosures are another product area that Hylec has years of expertise in designing and marketing inlcuding the IP-66-rated DN junction box enclosures that include a 35mm DIN rail and mounting screws for simpler mounting of terminal blocks, relays and connectors. The DN range carries multiple slots for vertical PCB mounting, making this product an excellent and flexible choice for both electrical and electronic applications, as it is totally dust tight and provides protection against water jets, waves and rain. This exceptional robustness also extends to meet the IK08 impact standard.

 

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Schaffner New FN 9255 RFI Filter Series with IEC Inlet C14 or C20

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Schaffner, the international leader in the field of electromagnetic compatibility and power quality, introduces a new series of RFI filters with IEC Inlet C14 or C20.

The dual-stage high-performance FN 9255 filter series are an addition to the market proven FN 92XX filter families and have been developed for high frequency applications, above 30 MHz. The FN 9255 is the first power inlet designed by Schaffner to operate up to 300 MHz.

The only difference from a standard Schaffner IEC inlet is a slightly increased length, which means the FN 9222, FN 9233, FN 9244 and recently introduced FN 9255 all fit in the same cut out, allowing designers exchange inlet filters if the system requires higher performance than one of the basic models.

The new series offers a high number of variants of approximately 100 different filter types. Included in the range are versions designed for medical applications, one with and one without an earth line choke.

Another new feature of the series is a rear mount version, which includes a press-in nut to allow a reliable assembly without adding complexity to the system chassis.

The very wide variant diversity and comprehensive attenuation properties means the FN 9255 series offers an filtered power inlet solution for a wide range of applications including the latest household appliances, audio, video and also medical devices.

The filters have full international safety approvals (UL 60939-3, IEC 60939-3 and CQC), are CE marked and are compatible with the RoHS II (2015/863) directive.

 

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Shurter 4710-5 Series, 16 A IEC Appliance Outlet Type J for Intelligent PDUs and UPSs

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* Integrated light pipes for status indication
* IDC terminals for quick assembly
* V-Lock cord retention
* Color coding for easy identification in multiphase systems

With the appliance outlets of the 4710-5 series, SCHURTER launches the logical evolutionary step to the successful 4710 – with a clear plus in functionality for status indication.

The new 16 A appliance outlet series 4710-5 offers precisely fitted, integrated guides for light pipes. Up to four light pipes can be used to channel LED light from the circuit board. The feature provides a space and cost saving approach to status indication in PDUs, which are used to signal the equipment technician regarding system status. The operation of the LEDs is freely configurable. To ensure proper application, the light pipes must be ordered as an accessory and should only be inserted into the power distribution unit after the sockets have been mounted and wired.

The use of IDC terminals is particularly efficient. Several outlets can be wired quickly and reliably in a single process step. This highly efficient form of wiring significant reduces assembly time and cost. For individual power supply and status indication, the phase contact is designed as a PCB connection. On request, this terminal can also be offered as quick connect or solder terminal. SCHURTER offers the 4710-5 outlets in black, white and grey for multiphase distinction.

The 4710-5 series is available in two versions: “along” and “cross” to the pin axis. Selection depends on the design of the PDU and the arrangement of the outlets, vertically (along) or horizontally (cross) one behind the other, thereby properly orienting the wires to the direction of the strip. To avoid unintentional power cord disconnection, the new outlets offer the V-Lock cord retention system. The snap-in mounting of the 4710-5 is designed for panel thicknesses of 1.0 to 3.0 mm. Standard versions are available in 1.5 and 2.0 mm.

Technical Data / Approvals
* Appliance outlet Type J (C19) acc. IEC 60320
* IEC/EN 16 A / 250 VAC; 50 Hz
* UL/CSA 20 A / 250 VAC; 60 Hz
* IDC-Terminals for cross sections 10 AWG/6.0 mm2, 12 AWG/4.0 mm2, 2.5 mm2
* Wire arrangement „Cross“ and „Along“ to the outlet contacts
* Snap-in mounting for panel thickness from 1.0 to 3.0 mm
* IP Protection: From front IP 20 acc. IEC 60529
* Insulation protection class I acc. IEC 61140

Application
With its unprecedented functionality and compact design, the new appliance outlet 4710-5 is optimal for intelligent appliances with multiple outlets, such as intelligent PDUs and UPSs used in data centers.

 

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Schurter MGA-A 1206 SMD Fuse with 125 VDC

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* No tin whiskers, no tin dendrites
* Lead-free coating (RoHS conform)
* Similar fuse qualification as in MIL-PRF 23419
* Hermetically sealed and robust construction

Schurter extends its successful MGA / MGA-S line of 1206 dimension SMD ceramic fuses with an aviation version that is tin whisker free and completely dispenses with leaded coating.

Crystalline tin dendrites and tin whiskers pose a considerable risk of short circuits in highly dense electronics. Dendrites form during the electro-deposition process, whereby heavy marks could appear on the fuse end caps or housing. A thorough inspection and cleaning is required according to MIL-PRF 23419. Tin whiskers form after the electro-deposition process. The cause is not well understood, although adding lead to otherwise pure tin soldering is commonly used as a preventable measure.

However, lead has become an unwanted element according to many environmental initiatives, e.g. RoHS directives. For this reason, Schurter has extended the successful SMD thin-film fuse family MGA with the new –A variant. In addition to the classic MGA and the ESA-certified MGA-S space fuse, the aviation version, MGA-A, uses gold alternatively to lead. Gold plated end caps provide a surface where neither whiskers nor dendrites can form. This makes the new MGA-A a safe solution for use in not only highly sensitive electronics in the aviation industry but often suffices for use in the industrial grade space sector.

The technical design is similar to that of the ESA-certified MGA-S. This means: hermetically sealed, ultra-robust construction, which is ideally suited for use in intrinsically safe applications according to ATEX and IECEx requirements. Despite its very small footprint (1206), the MGA-A has a particularly high breaking capacity of up to 300 A at 125 VDC and can be used in a wide temperature range of -55 °C to +125 °C.

The new MGA-A from Schurter is suitable for all applications where the highest demands are placed on reliability and availability.

 

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Bulgin Introduces the New Capacitive Switch Range

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Bulgin is pleased to announce the launch of a new range of rugged capacitive touch switches ideal for repetitive operation. The sealed IP68 rated switches are activated by the touch of a finger and can be used across a wide range of applications from heavy industrial to consumer appliances.

 

Key Features:

• The switches require no operating force to activate, offering both ease of use and a long life expectancy of up to 50 million operation cycles.

• Dust, water and vandal resistant, making them highly robust and durable.

 

 

Additional Available Feature:

 

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Bulgin’s New X Code Additions for the M12 Range

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With a high degree of mechanical and electrical stability, Bulgin’s M12 X Code connectors provide a cost effective and flexible connectivity solution for onsite installations – helping to decrease downtime in process control, manufacturing automation and industrial instrumentation applications.

Key Features:
*  Maximum Data Signal Rate 10Gbit/s
*  – 25 °C to 85 °C Temperature Range
*  Water and dust proof (IP67)
*  8 Pin or Socket
*  Cat 6a cables

Choice of Terminations:

 

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Schurter Type DD12 Compact Power Entry Module with Filter

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* Very compact design
* Various mounting options
* Variants with ground choke
* V-Lock cord retention
* Fuseholder meets latest IEC standard#

Schurter extends its successful power entry module series DD12 with new variants for screw and snap mounting. New versions are also available with additional ground choke for suppressing high-frequency interference on the ground conductor. The DD12 with fuse holder, switch and filter offers remarkable functionality in a very compact housing.

The DD12 filter series combines an IEC C14 appliance plug with a 1- or 2-pole fuse holder, a 1- or 2-pole switch and a high-quality mains filter. The particularly wide metal flange (horizontal or vertical) make contact with the housing surface over a large area and thus enables an optimum filter and shielding effect.

Ground Choke
The DD12 series is now available with a ground choke. In addition to the current-compensated choke on the pole and neutral conductor, the line filters have a second choke on the earth conductor. The ground choke is located between the device plug and the filter output. Placing the filter directly at the mains input ensures that possible high-frequency interference currents on the earth conductor cannot bypass the filter via the housing. The versions with medical filters (no Y capacitors) especially benefit from improved asymmetrical attenuation in the higher frequency range due to the earth line choke.

Applications
The DD12 series is available with standard or medical filter. It is suitable for use in devices that require a particularly high immunity to interference. These include IT or telecom systems according to IEC 90650-1 and medical devices according to IEC 60601-1.

The series meets the new fuseholder requirements outlined in IEC 60127-6 for enhanced fire safety and is also suitable for use in home appliances according to IEC 60335-1. It is compatible with V-Lock retaining cordsets.  The DD12 series is certified for currents up to 10 A/250 VAC according to IEC standard and 8 A according to UL/CSA standard at 125/250 VAC. It is ENEC and cURus approved.

 

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