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Hylec’s New 80A Isolator Switches Ensures Fast Electrical Isolation for Multiple Applications

 

80A Isolator

Hylec-APL, the specialist supplier of electrical components and enclosures, announces new model in its range of Isolator switches, which provide fast electrical isolation for multiple applications, including industrial machinery, commercial buildings, power supplies, security equipment and HVAC. Isolator control switches are IP67 rated and withstand water up to a depth of one metre, as well as completely preventing the ingress of dust and dirt, vital in many factory and commercial applications.

Safety is of paramount importance in such environments, and Isolator control switches ensure an electrical circuit is completely de-energised for routine service and maintenance and can be shut down quickly in the unlikely event of an emergency. The Isolator switch separates the circuit from the main power source and discharges any current trapped in the circuit, rendering it safe to work on and of course ensuring fast shut down and the absence of any electrical current when an emergency stop is required. When used as an emergency stop, it can be locked in the off position using a padlock (not supplied). For safety, the switch is interlocked with the lid to prevent opening while in the “on” position. The interior mechanism is a 4-pole rotary isolator switch disconnector used to switch power to commercial or light industrial applications.

Isolator control switches are manufactured from completely flame retardant polycarbonate, rated to UL94V-0, providing an additional margin of safety over competitive products with a lower flame-resistance rating. As well as being flame retardant, housings are robust and highly visible, with yellow covers and red control switches. The new 80A AC Isolator model features silver-plated alloy contacts for high reliability. Earth terminals are included, as well as captive retained cover screws. The 80A AC Isolator has a compact footprint, but its internal dimensions are a generous size, measuring 9cm wide by 17.3cm long, so there is space to manipulate cables easily during installation.

 

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Hylec APL Announces Completely Submersible TeePlug® TH381 Micro-Connector for Underwater Electrical Installations

IP68/IP69 rated; 10A – 400V AC/DC; 80% quicker to install; 14mm diameter

TH381

Hylec-APL, the specialist supplier of electrical components and enclosures, announces the launch of the new TeePlug® TH381 plug and socket electrical micro connector designed for underwater use and harsh environment installations.  Offering the highest levels of reliability, TeePlug TH381 Series connectors provide complete protection against the effects of permanent submersion in water to ensure electrical connection, even when subjected to high pressure water jets.  The IP68/IP69K rated TeeTubeTH381 models also prevent dust and dirt ingress.  Measuring only 14mm in diameter, the TeeTubeTH381 Series suits 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.

TeePlug TH381 connectors feature a push-pull design that installs up to 80% faster than competitive waterproof connectors, saving valuable time on-site and reducing cost.   Intuitive and functional in use, TeePlug TH381 connectors incorporate a special coupling system that confirms correct alignment and mating with an audible click and also prevents accidental disconnection, even against opposing forces of 25kg (8Kg according to EN61535).  Models with an additional optional safety system are available to further protect against disconnection by requiring the use of a tool such as a flat-blade screwdriver for uncoupling.   TeePlug TH381’s IP68 water resistance rating is guaranteed even when subjected to bending forces of up to 5Kg, and they are resistant to high pressure water jets up to 100Br, 16l/min at a water temperature of 80degC.   Vibration and external mechanical stresses are no problem either, as cable traction is prevented up to a force of 8Kg.

Electrical specification is 2-poles, 10A – 400V AC/DC.  Wire section is 0.25mm² to 1.5mm² without ferrules.  TeePlug TH381 Series plugs and sockets are available in two variants, cable to cable and panel-mount, and in two sizes to suit cable diameters between 5.8mm and 6.9mm and 7.0mm – 8.0mm. Cable reduction grommets are available for smaller cables, as are additional accessories, including sealing caps, a dedicated spanner for quick, safe installation, a bigger cable gland for larger cables and a rear nut for panel-mounted installations.

Building on the heritage of the proven TeePlug range, the new TeePlug Series TH381 is the optimum electrical connector for all submerged and challenging installations.

 

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Hylec TeeTube Connectors Provides Water-Tight Seal to IP68

Teeplugs

The range of TeeTube connectors from Hylec provide a completely water-tight seal to IP68 at up to 5 bar.  In addition to being exceptionally hardwearing and robust, TeeTubes have a unique space-saving design.

The terminal block with secure sealing forms part of the external housing and can be directly screwed to the connector’s entry points, so no secondary housing is required.   The range is very comprehensive and includes straight through, T splitter and Y splitter models for 2 and 3 cable entry in a variety of sizes. There are also dual terminal versions available for easy fitting and looping of conductors (2+2 and 3+3 pole).

Standard Series TTK20 TeeTubes have a diameter of 26.5mm for cables of between 5mm and 13 mm and suit 32A max current.  For really tight spaces, there are Micro TeeTubes which are a mere 23mm in diameter, while larger cables between 8mm and 17mm diameter can be accommodated in the slightly larger 32mm diameter TTK25 Series.

 

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Hylec’s Debox SL, the UK’s First 100% Tool-Less In-Line Junction Box

Deebox SL

Hylec offers the UK’s first 100% tool-less in-line junction box, Debox SL.   Debox SL can be assembled in a few seconds and is supplied complete with a 16A, UL and VDE-approved, 4-pole screw-less push wire terminal block, Debox 2 SL joins flat or round profile cable and includes everything to save electricians on-site installation time and reduce costs.

No tools are required: after inserting the cables and closing the included cable clamps, the lid is simply snapped shut and held with the supplied locking clip. This innovative cable junction box from Hylec-APL is IP20 protected, flame retardant to UL94V-0, and suits internal applications, including ring main lighting, LED lighting and power.

 

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Hylec IP-67 Rated Isolator Switch Box Ensures Machine Safety

AC and DC versions; suits industrial, commercial, machine tools, security,
power supplies and HVAC applications

isolator-boxHylec-APL, the specialist supplier of electrical components and enclosures, is launching a new range of isolation switch boxes.  The new range boasts the best price / performance ratio on the UK market, providing fast electrical isolation for multiple applications, including industrial machinery, commercial buildings, power supplies, security equipment and HVAC.  Isolator AC and DC models are IP67 rated, completely preventing dust and dirt ingress and providing protection from water up to a depth of 1m.  In addition, Isolator switch boxes are manufactured from completely flame retardant polycarbonate rated to UL94V-0, providing an additional and often vital margin of safety over competitive products with a lower flame-resistance rating.

The Isolator AC models are 20A, 25A, 32A, 40A and 63A, with rated operating current for AC-23A circuits of 15A, 20A, 22A, 30A and 43A respectively.  For 3-phase AC installations, rated voltage is 11A, 13A, 15A, 22A and 36A. An 80A AC ISOLATOR switch box will be introduced in early 2017. The three DC Isolator models are 16A, 25A and 32A, with rated insulation voltage of 1500V and rated impulse withstand voltage of 8000V.  Contacts are silver plated alloy which provide superior oxidisation resistance and increased reliability. At just 98mm x 80mm x 145mm, the 20A, 32A, and 40A AC models are very compact, yet highly visible with bright yellow covers and red switches for easy identification.   The larger 63A AC and DC models measure just 98mm wide x 81mm high x 180mm long, again providing a neat, compact solution in all commercial and industrial environments. The Isolator range has TUV approval, and UL approval is applied for.   All sizes are available in 4-pole versions.

 

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Hylec HYLK Kwik Lever Connectors with Lever-Spring Clamp Action

No tools required – wire up fast to save time on site.  Suits stranded and solid cables;
max current 32A, 450V

kwik-lever

Hylec-APL, the specialist supplier of electrical components and enclosures, is introducing the new HYLK Kwik Lever connector.  The HYLK Kwik Lever range features a lever-spring action clamp and can be used with both stranded and solid cables with a maximum conductor size of 4mm, (AWG minimum 24, maximum 12), enabling professional installers to make really fast, simple and secure connections in seconds. There are no fiddly screws to tighten, the cable insulation is simply stripped to length, inserted into the Kwik Lever connector and once the spring lever is flipped, wires are securely and safely retained with even and constant pressure and no damage to the wire.  HYLK Kwik Lever connectors are reliable, competitively-priced and completely re-useable.  Suitable uses for the Kwik Lever range include lighting, power, heating & ventilation, and inside junction boxes.

The design of the Kwik Lever connector housing makes it easy to see that connections are in place correctly, while the levers overlap the end of the housing slightly for comfortable fingertip operation.  Checking the electrical connections is also quick and simple, as the connector housings have easily accessible testing points.   There are 2, 3 and 5-way single pole models in the HYLK Kwik Lever range to take 2, 3, 4, or 5 individual wires. These compact connectors measure only 9mm high x 18mm wide, and  12.4mm,  18.2mm,  or 24mm long depending on model, so are ideal for applications where space is constrained.   They are rated to 32A, maximum voltage 450V. The Kwik Lever range is CE and RoHS compliant and TUV, UL and cUL approved.

 

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Hylec DEBOX – The Only In-Line Junction Box You May Ever Need

Hylec-APL launches its new DEBOX junction box. The virtually tool-less design facilitates installation faster than the leading competitor and offers greater flexibility. For use in internal applications in a variety of different industries, but especially in the lighting sector, it will reduce time on-site and in turn reduce the overall costs of installation.

DEBOX

The DEBOX features:
•   4 Pole, 24 amp, 4mm terminal block supplied as standard.
•   Can be used with screwless terminals, Kwik-Wire commoning terminals or IDC connectors
•   Can accommodate flat or round profile cables
•   Polypropylene UL 94 V2 material
•   Fixing pin clips the lid in place quickly and effectively
•   Two mounting ears for secure external fastening
•   Virtually tool-less assembly

 

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Hylec DED Range Quality Door Enclosures

Hylec-APL’s IP65 door enclosures are designed to simplify installation and guarantee years of trouble free operation. Unlike many competitor products on the market which charge extra for accessories, the Hylec-APL range is supplied with a galvanised steel back plate, external mounting brackets and a lock and key as standard.

DED Enclosure

• IP65 protection on all models
• Hinged doors in blank or transparent design
• Quarter turn lock and key supplied as standard
• Flame retardant ABS provides impact resistance of IK08
• Galvanised steel backplate provides easy mounting
• Supplied complete with external mounting brackets and assembly screws

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Eliminate Condensation with Hylec-APL Venting Elements

Hylec-APL venting elements are the ideal accessory for preventing the build-up of condensation in vital electrical enclosures and improving their protection against water ingress. The breathable membrane is installed in applications where temperatures may vary and allows the internal air pressures to equalise without drawing in any moisture from the air.

Vent Element

• Easy to install on any standard enclosure design
• Available with IP66, IP67 and IP69K protection
• M12 thread in black or grey colours
• Typical flow rate 90-130ml/min/cm2 at Ap=0.01 bar

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Hylec-APL Offers the DE01 Series Pre-Installed IP67 Control Stations

Hylec-APL now offers the DE01 range of pre-installed control stations which combine tough IP67 enclosures with hard wearing push button and selector switches reducing time spent on-site. Installation is further aided thanks to unique, snap-on brackets for easy wall, chassis and DIN mounting.

DE01 Series*  Variety of sizes and depths to accommodate different application requirements
*  Thick walls constructed from robust ABS material
*  Up to IP67 protection depending on switch options
*  Snap-on bracket mounting available for DIN rail or chassis / wall mounting
*  Selection of push button and selector switch types and combinations are available
*  Suitable for indoor and outdoor use in domestic, commercial and industrial applications
*  All products comply fully with ROHS and REACH standards

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