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Schurter FMAD CP Mains Filter

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Mains Filter: 3-Phase plus Neutral Line
• Compact Single-Stage Filter
• Various Filter Variants Available
• Light Weight Design, Wide Temperature Range
• “High Performance” Versions Available

FMAD CP is the name of the latest 1-stage filter family for 3-phase systems with neutral conductor. Thanks to their extremely compact dimensions and high performance, the new filters are ideally suited to the tight space conditions in today’s machine and equipment construction. An extended temperature range means that they can also be used in critical applications.

The new filter family is ideally suited for devices with high EMC exposure at low or medium power. Typical applications include converters for photovoltaics, battery storage or charging stations for electric vehicles. These powerful, particularly compact filters are also the first choice for modern frequency inverters for motor control.

Mounting
The FMAD CP filter series has 6.3 x 0.8 mm plug-in connectors for quick and easy wiring. Thanks to a metal flange, a good earth connection is guaranteed when screwed to the chassis.

Wide Temperature Range
The standard versions can be used over a temperature range of -40 °C to 100 °C. The filters are designed for currents from 3 A to 20 A at an ambient temperature of 50 °C. They have ENEC and cURus approval and are recommended for applications up to max. 520 VAC.

Leakage Current
Versions with different leakage currents are available for various applications: for industrial ≤ 3 mA, standard ≤ 0.5 mA and for medical technology ≤ 5 µA.

“High Performance” Version
Although the new filter family is already equipped with very high-quality components, an even stronger filter effect might be required for particularly demanding applications. This is where the “High Performance” versions come into play. Thanks to compact chokes with particularly high inductance and a larger X capacitor, both symmetrical and asymmetrical interference can be suppressed even more effectively.

The completely newly developed FMAD CP filters are the ideal replacement for the SCHURTER FMW465, offering at least the same, but rather higher performance at lower weight.

 

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Schurter UMT-W Super Time-Lag SMD Ceramic Fuse

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Super Time-Lag SMD ceramic fuse with selective tripping characteristic

• Suitable as a Fail Safe Device
• Very high melting integral
• Precisely defined melting times (min/max)
• Compact construction

With the UMT-W, Schurter launches a pulse-proof SMD ceramic fuse with super time-lag tripping characteristics, which is particularly suitable as a fail-safe device in demanding applications.

The cuboid shaped (5.3 x 16 mm), extremely compact SMD fuse is available in five rated currents from 5 A to 20 A and reaches rated voltages of up to 125 V AC&DC with a breaking capacity of up to 1000 A. All these you get with a super slow and precisely defined melting characteristic unique for SMD fuses.

Applications
The Schurter UMT-W is recommended wherever high inrush currents flow (e.g. motor control systems). The UMT-W is particularly suitable for applications with long cables (e.g. avionics), which are often primarily protected by an electronic fuse. If this monitoring fails, or does not perform its task correctly, the UMT-W takes over as a fail-safe device and transfers the system to a safe, currentless state. Due to the precise melting times with its precisely defined min/max corridor at 4xIn, robust and selective safety concepts can be implemented on top of the electronic fuse.

COTS+ The UMT-W fuse is a “COTS+” product. The “+” comes from extended fuse qualification tests (e.g. AEC-Q200) and highly controlled manufacturing processes, which are available to all SCHURTER customers. For higher reliability requirements, we also offer visual inspection according to MIL-PRF 55342, different types of up-screenings (burn-in) and detailed test reports on request.

 

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Schurter C20F Appliance Inlet with Filter

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• Variants with ground choke
• Highly resistant – fully potted
• Interrupts ground loops
• V-Lock cord retention

Schurter extends its successful power entry module series C20F with versions including a ground line choke, designed for suppressing high-frequency interference on the ground conductor. Additionally, the new variants have a bigger X-capacitor for better symmetrical attenuation.

The C20F filter series combines an IEC C20 appliance inlet with a high-quality mains filter. The particularly wide metal flange makes contact with the housing surface over a large area, thus enabling optimum filtering and shielding.

 

Ground Choke
New variants of the C20F appliance inlet filters are equipped with a ground choke. The line filters have a second choke on the earth conductor in addition to the current-compensated choke on the pole and neutral conductor. The ground choke is located between the device plug and the filter output. Placing it directly at the mains input ensures that possible high-frequency interference currents on the earth conductor cannot bypass the filter via the housing. Medical filters in particular (no Y-capacitors) benefit from improved asymmetrical attenuation in the higher frequency range due to the ground choke.

Applications
The C20F filter series is available as standard or medical version and is used in devices that require a particularly high noise immunity. These include IT or telecom systems according to IEC 92368-1 and medical devices according to IEC 60601-1. The series is compatible with V-Lock device connection cables.

The C20F series is certified for currents up to 16 A / 250 VAC according to IEC standard and 20 A according to UL/CSA standard at 125/250 VAC. It provides ENEC, CQC and cURus approvals.

 

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Schurter Fuse Family UMF 250 – Rated Current Extension

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SMD Fuse for Electromobility Applications

• Extended rated current range with 15 A
• Ideal for electromobility applications
• Cycle resistant with quick characteristics
• Halogen-free and RoHS-compliant

The proven UMF 250 SMD fuse family gets extended by a 15 A version. SCHURTER is now offering the UMF 250 in a total of 15 rated currents between 500 mA and 15 A. It is particularly suitable for electromobility applications with higher rated currents.

With its quick characteristics (small melting integral) according to IEC 60127-4, the UMF 250 is the logical addition to the successful UMT 250 range. It is sealed against potting compound to achieve a hermetic seal for use in intrinsically safe applications according to ATEX and IECEx requirements. Thanks to its high cycle stability and minimal temperature derating, it is extremely robust and aging resistant.

 

Applications
Thanks to its low internal resistance, the UMF 250 is ideally suited for primary and secondary protection on SMD circuit boards. Applications of the UMF 250 include the protection of battery-powered systems with high switch-off capacities of 500 A @ 125 VDC (e.g. electromobility). The fuse is also suitable for primary protection in the AC range, for example in voltage regulator modules and charging stations.

For Lead-Free Soldering Processes
The UMF 250 is a halogen-free and RoHS-compliant fuse for lead-free soldering processes. The solder surface compatibility with the most important competitor products allows Schurter to offer the UMF 250 as a replacement product. The fuse is cURus approved. Available in 100 pcs plastic bag or 2000 pcs tape and reel packaging.

 

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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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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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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.
MCS16

Applications
– Industrial machinery
– Medical devices
– Public vending machines
– Laboratory instruments
– White goods

 

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Schurter Filter Type FMAD NEO

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Mains Filter: 3-Phase plus Neutral
• Compact design
• Single-stage filter with high EMI attenuation
• Reduced weight
• Low leakage current versions available

FMAD NEO is the name of the latest single-stage filter family for 3-phase systems with a neutral line. 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 almost always have severe 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 devices with high EMC loads. Typical areas of application include converters for photovoltaic systems, battery storage units or charging stations for electric vehicles. These high-performance filters are also the first choice for modern frequency inverters for motor control.

The FMAD 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. Six fixing holes are provided for the mounting itself, which allows both symmetrical and asymmetrical mounting.

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 FMAD NEO family supplant SCHURTER FMAD filters. They offer at least identical performance with significantly smaller dimensions and weight, moreover the series is an ideal substitution for like competitor products.

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

 

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SCHURTER New Transparent Cover for OGD Fuseholder Family

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• Cover for Fuseholders OGD and OGD-SMD
• Protection for the fuse-link
• Fuse-link visible thanks to transparent material

In addition to the existing black cover, the OGD fuseholder family now also includes a new transparent version. This cover is based on the existing cover for the popular OGN fuse holder.

 

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