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Bulgin & Arcolectric Fuse Holders

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Bulgin’s extensive range of fuse holders are designed to give the high degree of protection demanded in today’s sophisticated electronic equipment. Carrying world-wide safety approvals from UL, VDE, CSA and IMQ, all types are manufactured from high grade flame retardant nylon and polyester materials.

Available in a variety of mounting options including panel mount, PCB & base mount, these compact and shock safe fuse holders are ideal solutions for 5 x 20mm, 6.3 x 25mm and 6.3 x 32mm fuses.

 

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Bulgin & Arcolectric Indicators

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The Bulgin & Arcolectric range of panel mount LED indicators consists of many different bezel styles, types of LEDs and colours. With the incorporation of Arcolectric’s indicator lights and lampholders to our product offering, Bulgin’s indicator range has developed to meet the many different needs of panel design including IP67 environmentally sealed versions for use where a front panel seal is needed.

 

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Bulgin & Arcolectric Switch Range

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With an extensive range of Push Button, Vandal Resistant, Piezo, Slide, Toggle and Rocker switches available, Bulgin & Arcolectric’s switch range is designed to meet the design requirements of a wide variety of industry applications ranging from medical and industrial to marine and commercial electronics. Bulgin’s push button switches are available in front and rear panel mounted versions with three profile types including prominent, domed and low profile as well as rugged stainless steel anti vandal options.

Multiple switching options are available along with IP66, IP67 & IP68 sealed variants in addition to momentary and latching actuation. Illumination versions are available in dot and ring LED indication and a selection of illuminating colours, including bi-colour and tri-colour. Newer versions also feature LED illumination driven by 6V, 12V and 24V together with rear of panel sealing.

 

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Finder’s New TOOLBOX NFC APP Is Now Available for iOS Devices!

Finder was one of the first manufacturers to integrate NFC technology for the programming and control of its devices (first launched in 2015). NFC programming, which until now has only been available on Android smartphones, is now also possible on Apple devices (iPhone 7 and later).

With the Finder Toolbox NFC app for iOS you can now program from your iPhone various products such as the Finder SMARTimer, and numerous Finder time switches and digital astro switches. In 2019 Apple estimated that there were more than 900 million iPhones in use worldwide, hence this app will allow a large number of new users to take full advantage of the Finder range of NFC smart products, boosting sales of the 12 and 84 Series.

New features of the Finder Toolbox NFC app for iOS include:
• Simplified user interface and experience
• New faster and more intuitive menus
• Quicker upload time and overall performance

What are the advantages of NFC?
• Easier reading of devices inside electrical panels
• Faster programming via the app and easier maintenance
• The possibility of naming and saving configurations

 

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Schurter Announces the FMBB EP Single Phase Filter

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Single Phase Block Filter with Excellent Performance
• Ultra compact double stage filter
• Excellent symmetrical and asymmetrical attenuation
• Very broad band attenuation
• Completely closed steel housing

Schurter completes its portfolio of ultra-compact single-phase filters with a new generation of particularly high-performance thanks to a double stage filter design. FMBB EP is the name of the latest member in the completely closed steel housing.

Ever more powerful and at the same time ever more compact design – these are the requirements for state-of-the-art electronic devices. The filters of the FMBB EP family are particularly suitable wherever such equipment is confronted with stubbornly high EMI interference signals. Highly clocked semiconductors generate increasingly strong interference frequencies. This massively increases the requirements for compliance with EMC. Typical applications include test and measurement equipment, professional kitchen equipment, medical and critical industrial applications.

Identical Housing Dimensions
The new filters use the same housings as the proven FMBB NEO filter series. These housings are spot welded, thus completely closed, resulting in significantly improved attenuation behavior. Thanks to topquality components (generously dimensioned film capacitors, chokes with highly permeable cores), an exceptionally broad-band attenuation is achieved.

Mounting
The FMBB EP filter series has 6.3 x 0.8 mm plug-in connections or threaded connections for quick and easy wiring. Thanks to a metal flange, excellent ground connection is ensured when screwed to the chassis.

Wide Temperature Range
The standard versions can be used over a temperature range from -40 °C to 100 °C. The filters are designed for currents from 1 A to 36 A at an ambient temperature of 40 °C. They have ENEC and cURus approval and are recommended for applications up to max. 250 VAC.

Leakage Current
There are versions with different leakage currents available for different applications: the standard version with 0.9 mA to 3.8 mA, for medical technology ≤ 5 µA or ≤ 80 µA.

 

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Schurter Has Extended its Successful MSM Metal Line Series with a Puristic 24mm Stainless Steel Switch

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Metal Line Switch with 24 mm Diameter

• First-class finishing (haptics, optics)
• Outstanding tactile feedback
• Vandalproof (IP67 and IK07)
• Extremely high durability

Schurter meets the customers’ need for switches in various dimensions with the launch of the MSM 24 in a stainless steel housing and actuator. The standard version of the pushbutton is puristically designed for switching voltages from 30 VDC to 250 VAC and switching currents from 0.1 A to 10 A.

The ruggedness of the MSM 24 is particularly noteworthy: the high seal protection and impact resistance values of IP67 and IK07 make it ideal for use in devices under harsh environmental conditions or in applications requiring protection against vandalism.

Due to the mechanical stroke and the high-grade materials, all MSM Metal Line switches from Schurter offer an outstanding tactile feedback.

Schurter now offers the switches of the MSM Metal Line family in diameters of 16, 19, 22, 24 and 30 mm. With this wide range, which can also be customized to almost any specific customer requirement, the perfect switch for every application can easily be found.

Features:
Attractive tactile feedback
• High quality materials
• Long life span
• For use in harsh environments
• Protection Class IP67

Applications:
– For indoor and outdoor applications
– Industrial machinery
– Vending and ticketing machines
– POS terminals
– Public transport
– Pro-sound equipment
– Food industry
– Lab equipmentons

 

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Schurter CPS Family Push Button Switches – A Touch of Magic

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Schurter is launching its new CPS family of push button switches with capacitive touch sensor technology inside. The new switch family caters to the latest technology trend for robust momentary and latching push button switches while sporting an elegant modern look that makes them the perfect choice for use in applications wherever a high quality aesthetic appearance plays a role. In addition to an IK rating 09 and IP rating 67, the series offers a predefined standard range with many visual and functional options to choose from. These features allow the customer to adapt the push button, or the switch in general, to their individual electrical and mechanical requirements.

Metal push button switch with capacitive sensor technology offers latching-action with optical feedback:
The CPS series uses capacitive sensor technology, whereby a touch of the finger on the sensor area causes a change in the electrical field which in turn causes the switch to change its state; this occurs without any pressure on the actuator. The capacitive touch technology eliminates the need for any moving parts, hence making the CPS a long-life product capable of an unlimited number of actuations. The CPS actuator expands further on actuation options with a so-called finger guide, which is designed to enhance the user experience.

The CPS series is made of high-grade stainless steel in 16 mm, 19 mm and 22 mm diameter housings. The variable input supply voltage is 5 – 28 VDC. Switching voltage is max. 42 / 60 VAC / VDC. Switching current is max. 100 mA. Operating temperature range is -20°C – +60°C. A wide range of illumination options, starting with the selection of a ring illuminated or area illuminated version, are offered. The area illuminated version is made of scratch-resistant biocompatible ceramics. A single color, bicolor, or multicolor configuration is possible. Besides the basic colors red, green, and blue, the CPS also offers additive colors like cyan, magenta, yellow, and white for custom color variations.

The CPS can easily be customized to specific customer requirements by simply choosing from a list of options in the configurator list provided in the data sheet, or according to application specific requirements beyond what is shown. The unique switch series is suitable for many different applications in various industry sectors, like industrial automation, food service and processing equipment, lab equipment, door and access control panels, white goods, vending and ticketing machines, just to name a few.

Technical Data
• Switching function: momentary or latching
• Supply voltage: 5 – 28 VDC (variable input voltage)
• Switching voltage: max. 42 / 60 VAC / VDC
• Switching current: max. 100 mA
• Switching power: 1 W
• Resistance when open: > 10 MΩ
• Resistance when closed: < 20 Ω
• Actuation force: none
• K protection: IK09
• IP protection: IP67
• Operating temperature: -20 °C to +60 °C

Applications
• Indoor applications
• Industrial applications
• White goods
• Commercial kitchen equipment
• Food industry
• Lab equipment
• Vendor and ticket machines
• Elevator control panels
• Medical equipment

 

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Schurter CSO Fuse Clip with M5 Borehole for Screw and Rivet Mount

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SCO Family Fuse Clip: New option with M5 Borehole for Screw and Rivet Mount
• Special copper alloy material for high efficiency
• Very low contact resistance
• Minimal power dissipation due to strong clamping force
• Ideal for use in high power applications like EVcharging

Schurter, a leading supplier of fuseholders, is expanding its high-performance fuse clips of the CSO family for 10.3 mm diameter fuses with an M5 version for screw and rivet mounting. Thanks to its excellent material properties, the CSO clip is suitable for applications with voltages up to 1500 VAC/VDC and currents up to 32 A.

Due to the use of a special copper alloy, all versions of the CSO series are characterized by a strong clamping force. This results in minimal power dissipation, which is particularly essential for applications with high currents where power losses must be minimized wherever possible.

Ideal for E-Mobility
The CSO clip offers a very wide range of applications. With a typical contact resistance of ≤ 1 mΩ it is also ideally suited for use in e-mobility charging stations (AC and DC) and other high-current applications.

Even more flexibility
The addition of an M5 mounting version to the CSO family significantly increases flexibility in a wide range of applications. Thanks to this, the proven CSO clips are now suitable for additional applications where, for example, fastening with M5 screws is required.

The CSO clips are characterized by following key data:
• High nominal voltage up to 1500 VAC/VDC
• High nominal currents up to 32 A
• Minimal power dissipation due to strong clamping force
• Very low contact resistance of ≤ 1 mΩ
• Solder, screw or rivet mounting
• Ideal for use in high power applications

The CSO-Clips are compatible with the following SCHURTER fuses:
• AEO 10.3×38
• ASO 10.3×38
• ESO 10.3×38

 

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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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