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5130 Series – SCHURTER Advances its EMI Filter Assortment to Meet Increasing Economical and Ecological Requirements

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ECO – The smart choice for your demanding power entry requirements

Schurter’s new 20A IEC inlet with EMI filter, series 5130 ECO design, meets the increasing demands of  IT, medical and industrial appliances. The new ECO design provides cost savings and maximum performance in a lightweight and environmentally friendly compact package. 

The 5130 combines an IEC C20 inlet with line filter in various mounting styles. The positive electrical contact of the broad metal flange to the chassis ensures optimal filtering and shielding. The units are available with current ratings 20A or 16A, depending on attenuation requirements. In addition to the standard version, medical filters with low leakage currents of <5uA, as well as types with X1 and Y1 capacitors for enhanced withstand voltage, are also offered. 5130 pr.jpg

Mounting options include a front or rear version for traditional screw and nut mounting or rivet mounting. A version specifically for rear mounting features pre-formed threaded holes for M3 screws, which eliminates the handling of nuts and reduces labor costs. These benefits can also be achieved with the snap-in mounting style. Terminals accept 6.3×0.8 mm quick-connect tabs.

The increasing function and power density of todays IT, medical and industial applications leads to higher energy consumption. The 5130 ECO is the optimal solution, combining uncompromised features and performance with compactness of design to meet this growing demand.

The series is ENEC and cURus approved and complies with IEC/EN standards for office and medical equipment, 60950 and 60601-1 respectively.

 

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Schurter T9 Fuseholder Style Circuit Breaker, Now Available in Threaded-Neck or Snap-In Rear Mounting

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Schurter has created the latest addition to the existing snap-in front panel mount circuit breaker. The popular fuse holder style, single pole thermal circuit breaker series T9 is now also available with threaded-neck and snap-in versions for rear mounting. The threaded-neck type is available with an IP 65 rated cover, which provides protection against environmental conditions such as dust or jetting water. Its tripping operation is cycling trip-free.

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Circuit breakers with the fuse holder style body are ideal substitutes for panel fuses where inrush currents cause nuisance trips, or aging of the fusing element overtime. Resetting the circuit can avoid unnecessary downtime and maintenance costs associated with replacing fuses. Improper replacement with the wrong current rating is also prevented. The circuit breaker button extends to indicate when the circuit is interrupted. The button returns to depressed status when pushed-to-reset.

Typical applications include power supplies, UPS, PDUs, power tools, industrial appliances, medical diagnostic and analysis appliances, lighting, sports and hobby machinery or HVAC. The T9 series meets UL standard 1077 for Supplementary Protection, CSA C22.2 235, IEC 60934 and GB 17701. Current ratings range from 4 – 16 Amps at 240 Volts AC and 48/32 Volts DC.

 

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Schurter's Filtered DC Power Entry Module Meets Tough Demands for EMC

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Schurter is pleased to announce the new series 5003 Filtered Power Entry Module for DC applications.  The new, compact filter is designed for DC power supplies used in Information Technology Equipment. The 5003 features a standard DC connector offered in two different connector styles.

The connector is encased with a 1-stage filter for rated currents 3, 6, 10 and 15A. It provides an outstanding wide-band absorption rate in frequencies ranging from 100 kHz to 30 MHz. The unit mounts to the equipment enclosure with a metal flange, thus providing a large contact area for optimal shielding of the panel opening. A version for front or rear mounting is secured using screws and nuts, or rivets.

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A version specifically for rear mounting features pre-formed, threaded holes for M3 screws. This version eliminates the requirement for nuts, reducing costs and automating assembly. The 5003 fulfills the requirements of IEC/EN/UL 60950 for use in IT equipment, and is pending certification according to UL/CSA up to 15A at 125VDC. Applications include LAN and WAN devices, such as routers, switches and multiplexers.

 

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SCHURTER Power Entry Modules C20F, DC12, KFA now with Metal Flange

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Schurter’s new metal flange versions of types C20F, DC12 and KFA simplify assuring EMC compliance within metalized enclosures. The modules are suitable for mounting from the inner side of the panel, simplifying the assembling processes. The need for additional fixing nuts has also been eliminated by an optimized construction of the filter case. The electrical subassemblies, including the power supply, can now be completely tested before they are assembled into the appliance enclosure.

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As with most Schurter modules there are a wealth of optional features such as stranded wire connections, illuminated switches and medical filter versions for use in appliances with indirect contact to patients. The C20F, DC12 and KFA ranges are approved according ENEC, UL and CSA. They are designed for appliances according IEC/EN 60950 respectively to be used in medical equipment according IEC 60601-1.

The metal flange ranges are ideal for use in sophisticated power supplies particularly for medical and measuring equipment. They are equally at home in IT equipment and other industrial appliances.

 

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SCHURTER Filtered Power Entry Module Adds a New Twist to a Popular Style

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SCHURTER is pleased to announce the new series 5120 Filtered Power Entry Module, added to a list of proven predecessors.  Refined for optimal performance in the smallest package, the new compact filter is particularly suited for single-phase power supplies used in Industrial equipment, Information Technology Equipment and Medical Devices, which are governed by stringent EMC emission and immunity standards.

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The series is dimensioned as a 1-stage filter for rated currents 1, 2, 4, 6, 10 and 15A. The unit has an outstanding wide-band absorption in the frequency range from 100kHz to 30 MHz with a leakage current standard <0.5mA and medical <5uA. Mounting options include a front or rear side mounting version for traditional screw and nut mounting, or rivet mounting. A version specifically for rear side mounting features pre-formed, threaded holes for M3 screws. This version eliminates the handling of nuts, reducing costs and automating assembly. The large housing contact area assures optimal shielding. The 5120 fulfill the requirements according to IEC/EN/UL 60950 for use in IT equipment and IEC/EN/UL for use in medical equipment. It is pending certification according to ENEC for rated currents up to 10A and UL/CSA up to 15A at 250 VAC. The filters are also available in a protection class II version according to IEC 61140, and can be equipped with special class X1 capacities for enhanced surge withstand voltage protection.   Enquiry Form: http://www.epreston.co.uk/enquiries.php

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SCHURTER'S High Attenuation, High Quality Two Stage Filter Modules

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Schurter’s IEC connector power entry modules are now available with a two stage line filter for high attenuation characteristics over a broad frequency range. The highly compact FKHD and FKID models consist of a C14 appliance inlet type according to IEC 60320-1 with a two pole line switch, fuse holder and filter.

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The fuse holder offers one or two pole protection via 5 x 20mm fuse links. The fuse-links can only be replaced when the power cable is removed, ensuring a current free fuse replacement. The modules are available in a nickel-plated metal version as well as in a cost efficient aluminium version. All of the filters have the option of a medical version additionally to the standard filter for rated currents at 1, 2, 4, 6 and 10A. Schurter’s FKH and FKI modules offer the same options in a single stage filter

Schurter products are characterised by high quality, innovative design, with modules pre-wired as standard eliminating the time and expense of fitting link wires. A further advantage is the layout of the components, which allows a line interruption by the switch close to the power entrance, therefore producing no standby-losses within the filter components. The screw-on mounting offers a low mounting height.

The FK range is approved for 1-10 A 125/250 VAC, 50/60 Hz according to IEC/EN, resp. UL CSA. Furthermore they meet all requirements according to IEC/EN 60950. The modules are ideal for use in medical applications according to IEC 60601-1 as well as for general data communication or similar industrial applications according to IEC 60950. The two-stage version of the filter suits especially for applications as measurement and audio equipment, where an optimal signal-to-noise ratio is required.

 

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EMC Easy – Schurter's New Short-Form Catalogue

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For the first time Schurter’s entire range of EMC solutions is available in a single reference; the new EMC short-form catalogue. Buyers can now easily select from possibly the most comprehensive EMC component range available from one manufacturer, encompassing Schurter’s IEC connector ‘power entry modules’, block filters, chokes, pulse transformers and power stage driver modules.

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The simple selector chart structure of the EMC short-form catalogue allows for comparison of the components attributes and specifications. Additional information on all of the Schurter range is available on http://www.schurter.com/, which, in keeping with Schurter’s open information policy contains approvals, lead-free roadmaps, CAD models, drawings, distributors links, and stock-checks, to ensure designing in Schurter is designing in simplicity.

The Power entry modules section of the catalogue contains interconnected multi-functional IEC connector components with fuse holders, voltage selectors and line filters. A separate section presents line filters for 1 and 3-phase systems, and is supported by extensive general information about line filter design and selection.

Linear, magnetically compensated, saturating and ground-wire chokes find their use in power electronics (frequency converters, stepper motor drives, ups-systems, power supplies etc.). They are within the range of 0.4 up to 50A and have an inductance range of 0.1 up to 60mH.

The pulse transformers section has been specially developed for the control of semiconductor devices in power electronics. Application possibilities include triggering Thyristors, Triacs, power transistors and IGBTs. The Power Stage Driver Module has been developed for driving power IGBT or MOSFET transistors in a safe, reliable and easy way.

 

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Schafffner High Performance 3-Phase EMC Filter Range Extended to 200 Amps

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Class A/B 3-phase+neutral sum, 4-wire filtering
“Safe Touch” Terminal Blocks
Compact Design

Schaffner Ltd, the market leader in EMC components and test systems, announces the introduction of a new filter to its very successful compact industrial FN3280H EMC filter range. Rated at 200A @ 50°C the new model and has been introduced to meet demands for higher power from machinery and power cabinet manufacturers.

The FN3280H filter range now has 9 models rated from 8 to 200A and all offer 3-ph+N sum filtering for potentially noisy machines connected to low-voltage electricity networks, which may also supply domestic or commercial users. In these environments Class A and occasionally even Class B EMC filtering is required. To simplify system design the filter currents of all models have been aligned to commonly available fuse protection values and outstanding low leakage currents of <1mA are attainable in 4-wire connection mode.   FN3280-1005.jpg

The new FN3280H-200-40 offers outstanding filter performance in a very compact package and does not de-rate under full-load operating conditions. Connection is made via Schaffner’s proprietary “touch safe” terminal blocks that meet EN60204-1 to provide maximum safety for installers, inspectors and operators. 3-phase/4-wire filters are now a standard product and available off the shelf.

The FN3280H range of filters is ideal for machine tools with up to 12 driving axes with 10 to 10m of motor cable each likely to be operated in mixed domestic environments and will allow manufacturers to comply with Class A or even Class B filtering. FN3280H filters also improve the immunity and reliability of the entire system by also protecting the machine against incoming conducted interference from the operating environment. This additional protection ensures maximum productive up-time and lowers maintenance costs.

“We have introduced this new 200 amp filter in direct response to our customers’ needs.” comments Andy Kotas, Marketing Manager of Schaffner Ltd. “Machine tool and power cabinet manufacturers are always under pressure to provide more power, frequently in restricted spaces. Our very compact, safe, easy to use, high performance filters are an ideal solution”

Typical applications include, manufacturers of machinery, machine tools, and process automation equipment, energy conservation devices and regenerative motor drives, power cabinets, premium 3-phase + neutral power supplies and UPS and solar power technologies.

 

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New Schaffner EMC Filters for DIN Rail Mounting

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           Single-Phase High Performance EMC Filters
Simplifies Panel Building and Industrial Control Systems

Schaffner Ltd the market leader in EMC components and systems announce the introduction of the FN 2412 series of DIN Rail mounting EMC Filters. This new family of high performance single-phase filters are will fit industry standard TS 35 DIN rails and offer a simple to use, time saving, cost effective solution to conducted EMC suppression for panel builders and control cabinet manufacturers. The extensive range of current and voltage ranges available mean that even special applications can now be protected with an off the shelf solution.

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A sophisticated mounting system provides a simple and time saving snap-in mounting of the filters onto TS 35 DIN rails. The innovative shaping of the DIN-rail mounting bracket as well as its material guarantee low-impedance connection to the HF ground ensuring an optimal (asymmetric) filter effect, which has previously only been available by using traditional bolt-down chassis mounting methods. The FN 2412 filters have been designed, electrically and mechanically, to meet the requirements of industrial equipment and control cabinets.

With models available off the shelf for rated currents from 8 to 45 A the correct FN 2412 EMC filter will typically ensure system conformity to Class A limits for Industrial and Residential environments. Owing to the high saturation resistance, this high attenuation performance is available even with very aggressive noise sources and under full load. Schaffner’s specially designed “Touch-Safe” connection terminals make accidental touching of live conductors impossible ensuring maximum safety when in use.
 
These new filters are designed for a maximum continuous operating voltage of 250 VAC and there is also a standard version FN 2412H available for higher operating voltages up to 520 VAC. All models are safety agency approved to UL, CSA and ENEC and are RoHS compliant.

Andrew Kotas, Marketing Manager of Schaffner Ltd. comments “these are our first Din Rail mounted EMC filters which we hope will provide our customers with even more convenience and flexibility when having to provide EMC suppression on their systems. While effective EMC protection is required to meet international noise emission standards it can also improve system reliability and reduce expensive downtime caused by external conducted interference damaging internal components”

The FN 2412 range of EMC filters are also available in chassis mounting form for applications where Din Rail mounting is not possible. Designated FN 2410 these noise suppression components are available for the same voltage ranges (250 VAC and 520 VAC) and for an extended current range up to 100 A.

 

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