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Hylec 36-Pole PCB Terminal Block for OEM Applications

Professional rising clamp terminals with 2 cable entry, rated 250V/24A. Snaps into different lengths – ideal for R & D work and short production runs

A new 36-pole strip-style PCB terminal block from Hylec-APL can easily be snapped into different lengths at any position by hand or with a blunt knife to suit OEM requirements. It is particularly useful and cost-effective for R&D projects and short production runs. This convenient and high quality 36-pole terminal block features professional rising clamp terminals and is rated 24A/250VAC.

Manufactured from UL94-0 flame-retardant polycarbonate, the 36-pole terminal block has zinc-plated steel rising clamps designed to accept solid or stranded cable from 0.2mm to 3.6mm². It features tinned, nickel-plated brass pins/terminals with guided pin alignment and anti-solder wicking to ensure correct and clean connections. Recommended PCB hole is 1.3mm in diameter.

Electrical characteristics are: dielectric strength ≥ 2.5kV and 4kV impulse withstand voltage. Working temperature qualification is 100degC.

 

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Hylec DFH02 Plastic PCB Fuse Holder

New DFH02 plastic PCB fuse holder with optional transparent insulation cover from Hylec for PCB and thru-hole mounting

Vertical orientation; 22.6mm pitch, UL94V-2 polycarbonate cover

Hylec-APL, the specialist supplier of electrical components and enclosures, has launched a new 5mm x 20mm PCB fuse holder, the DFH02, for either PCB or thru-hole mounting. The DFH02 features a transparent insulation cover which provides protection for the fuse and makes installation and removal simple. This style of fuse holder is the most popular and best-selling type of fuse holder on the market.

Suitable for use in all types of circuits, Hylec’s DFH02 PCB fuse holders provide a secure and safe method for mounting fuses on all types of PCBs and eliminate the problems associated with using fuse clips on a PCB. Easier to install than fuse clips, DFH02 fuse holders are also low-cost and ensure a reliable electrical and mechanical connection.

The 22.6mm pitch DFH02 can be mounted direct to the PCB in horizontal orientation or thru-hole mounted for vertical orientation. Electrical rating is 6.3A at 250VAC maximum.

The base material is thermoplastic, PA66 glass-filled, offering mechanical strength and excellent dimensional stability. It meets UL94V-0 flame-retardancy standards. The transparent insulation cover is rated UL94-V2.

Dimensions of the DFH02 base are: 13.5mm high off the PCB, width 9.0mm, 22.0mm long. Pin pitch is 22.6mm. Total height with cover off the PCB is 15.0mm.

 

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Hylec Launches the New Debox SM40

New Debox SM40 fits inside 40mm ceiling apertures – the smallest in-line junction box on the market. Ideal for LED lighting installations; supplied complete with 4-pole terminal block; flame-retardant housing

Hylec-APL, the specialist supplier of electrical components and enclosures, announces the launch of the new Debox SM40, the smallest 4-pole junction box available on the market, specifically designed to fit inside the smaller 40mm ceiling apertures of today’s ranges of ceiling downlights. Measuring only 80mm wide x 35mm deep and 25mm high – 50% smaller than the Debox S by cubic volume – Debox SM40 is the newest addition to Hylec’s very successful Debox family of in-line junction boxes for electrical contractors and electricians.

 

Debox SM40 saves electrical contractors time during installations, particularly on lighting projects. Despite its small size, the Debox SM40 offers generous cable management space internally and can be wired in seconds. Using Debox SM40 simply requires the installer to insert the cables into the 4-pole terminal block and tighten the terminal screws, lower the tool-less cable clamps and secure the lid with the supplied locking clip. The locking clip can only be opened with a tool, which complies with current regulations. Debox SM40 is supplied with a spare locking clip, so that should it need to be re-opened subsequent to initial fitting, it can be re-secured with the second locking clip. There are multiple fix-to-surface options, including using the detachable external fixing lugs found on either side of the Debox

Debox SM40 is supplied complete with all components, including a 4-pole terminal block suitable for round cables, maximum 24A. The housing is white thermoplastic, flame-retardant to UL94V-0, and Debox SM40 is also compliant with BS EN 60598-1 requirements (Glow Wire Test to 650degC.) and the EN 60670-22 Pull Test.

 

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Hylec TeeTube Weatherproof Connectors

The very popular range of TeeTube weatherproof connectors for exterior use assures electrical connection in harsh environmental conditions.

The range includes IP68/IP69K models that can be permanently submerged under water and withstand high pressure water jets as well as dirt and dust. TeeTubes have been installed in major projects including illuminating major river bridges, illuminating billboards at sporting events and public water features. They suit a wide range of applications, including architectural lighting, street lighting, underwater lighting, illumination of road signs and billboards and the connection of interior and exterior Class 2 electrical devices.

 

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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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Hylec launches Debox SL2: The First 5 Pole Screwless In-Line Junction Box

The first 5 pole screwless in line junction box on the market with 5 approved 32A lever connectors; supplied with all components for completely tool-free faster installation

Hylec-APL, the specialist supplier of electrical components and enclosures, has announced the launch of Debox SL2, a completely tool-free in-line junction box which comes complete with five approved lever connectors. Debox SL2 is the smallest junction box with five poles on the market and the only product supplied complete with 5 screw free terminals: each individual 32A lever connector can take up to three conductors. Debox SL2 saves professional electrical contractors valuable time and makes installation easier for smaller and larger internal wiring jobs, as everything needed is supplied with the box and there is no need to use a screwdriver to securely join wires. Thanks to its design, Debox SL2 ends the frustration of dropping tiny screws on the floor, which then have to be retrieved, or not having required components on hand.

A first to the market from Hylec, Debox SL2 is a registered design and suitable for joining either flat or round profile cable with a minimum conductor size of 0.5mm and a maximum of 2.5mm. It is simple to use – after inserting cables and closing the levers, the lid of the box is simply snapped shut and secured with the butterfly clip supplied. To enable the Debox SL2 to be re-opened requires a tool, which complies with current regulations.

Safety is always paramount for electrical components and the Debox range, including the new Debox SL2, is flame retardant to UL940V 0 and conforms to the EN60598-1 (13.2.2) Glow Wire Test. Debox SL2 measures a compact 116mm x 45mm x 33mm and is manufactured from white polypropylene. With a temperature rating of -20degC to +85degC, it is maintenance free and suitable for all internal applications.

Debox SL2 joins the other highly successful Debox in-line junction box products, Debox SL and Debox S. Debox SL, which has four lever connectors, was the first 100% tool less / screwless in line junction box available on the UK market and has since sold in the millions of units.

 

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Hylec-APL – Steatite High Temperature Terminal Blocks Range

Hot Applications need High Temp Ceramic up to 1,000 degC STEATITE Terminal Blocks

A range of terminal blocks that can withstand extreme temperatures is available at Hylec-APL, the specialist supplier of electrical components and enclosures. Steatite High Temperature Terminal Blocks are dimensionally stable up to 1,000 degC. They suit applications such as boilers, water heaters, cookers, injection moulding machines, and other uses where connections are required around heating/heating and hot water equipment.

The Steatite High Temperature Terminal Blocks range offers robust ceramic construction with nick-plated brass inserts and zinc-plated steel screws. The range is available in two variants, with and without steel inserts. The standard range offers ten different models: two single pole versions to suit 4mm² and 10mm² standard conductor sizes with maximum current of 32A and 41A ; three 2-pole models, with the larger device suitable for up to 57A maximum current; three 3-pole models (32A, 41A and 57A maximum current) and two 4-pole versions (32A and 41A). They are off-white in colour.

Steatite Ceramic Terminal Blocks with steel inserts offer additional strength and stability. Four models are available: a two pole and a three pole to suit 32A (max) current applications and a two pole and a three pole for applications up to 41A. Sizes are range between 15.6mm high x 18mm wide x 21mm long up to 23mm high x 29.5mm wide x 52mm long.

The Steatite High Temperature Block family is RoHS compliant, VDE and CE approved.

 

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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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Hylec Launches New TLM Series Screwless Push Wire PCB Terminal Blocks

Hylec-APL, the specialist supplier of electrical components and enclosures, has announced the extended TLM Series of screwless PCB terminal blocks. Needing no special tools, the TLM Series offers fast connection for wire sizes between 0.05mm² and 8.37mm² and are shock-resistant. Devices within the TLM Series are available in multiple styles and pitches to offer designers optimum flexibility in design and the possibility of saving valuable PCB real estate.

Just a short description of a few of the terminal blocks within the TLM Series illustrates the breadth of this comprehensive series. The TLM250C is available from 2-pole, has a sprung screwless push wave design with long pin close to the side cover. On a 2.50mm pitch, rated voltage is 250V, rated current 2A and minimum wire size AWG20. The TLM250D models are the short pin close to side cover equivalent, again rated for 2A/250V. The TLM900R is also available from 2-pole, with a sprung screwless pushbutton wave horizontal 2.54mm pitch design which is end stackable. Rated voltage is 150V, rated current 2A, with wire sizes 26 – 20AWG (0.2/0.5mm²). An equivalent vertical model, the TLM900V is available too. On a 3.50mm pitch, the TLM002C and TLM002D are 2 pole spring screwless pushbutton Wave designs with either long pin close to side cover or short pin close to side cover. The single row, design is rated 250V, 2A, with a wiring orientation of 135 degrees wire to board. The TLM-302R screwless push button design on a 5.08mm pitch offers rated voltage of 300V and rated current of 10A in 20 – 14 AWG size. The design is 180 degrees wire to board.

Three new 300V 15A devices with 2 – 24 poles, designated TLM-203B, have now been added to the TLM Series which will continue to be expanded, with new models currently in development. The three new TLM-230B models are available in 5.00mm, 7.50mm and 10.mm pitches, with rated voltages of 300V, rated current of 15A for wire ranges between 28-12AWG(0.2-2.5mm²).

Suitable for through-hole mounting and in pushbutton Wave and tool-operated variants, Hylec’s screwless push wire PCB terminal blocks are available in green, with some styles also available in grey, black and orange. Hylec also supplies matching green and black fuse holders.

 

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Hylec Type DFH14N / DFH14HBN High-Quality, Flame Retardant Rectangular Semi-Enclosed PCB Fuse Holders

Insulated and finger proof, flame retardant to UL94 V0; CE, cURus, and VDE approved

New rectangular semi-enclosed PCB fuse holders are now available from Hylec-APL, the specialist supplier of electrical components and enclosures. Manufactured from flame-retardant UL94 V0 Polyamide in accordance with IEC 127-6, these fuse holders are a high quality, competitively priced product which comply with multiple approval standards, including the latest EN Glow Wire Test standards at 850degC. The fuse carriers and retainers are finger proof to avoid damage to the fuse during placement on the PCB. Enclosed contacts are a further feature of the new rectangular fuse holders, again safeguarding them from damage during assembly.

Designed for PCB mounting on a 22.6mm pin pitch, with a PCB hole size of 1.5mm, the DFH14N fuse holder (including spigot) and the DFH14HBN fuse carrier are rated to 6.3A/250V. Contact material is tinned nickel plated brass and contact resistance is <5mΩ. Power dissipation is 2.5W and dielectric strength 3KV/60°. Insulation resistance of the DFH14N fuse holder (including spigot) and the DFH14HBN fuse carrier is 100mΩ.

The rectangular fuse carrier and retainers are available in black and green. Hylec also manufactures a very wide range of PCB terminal blocks in various colours, including black, green and orange.

 

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