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Schurter UMT-H High Performance Compact Fuse – New Rated Current Values

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UMT-H Fuse

Schurter expands the UMT-H range with the rated currents 20A, 25A and 30A. They are now available from stock.

The compact SMD fuse UMT-H stands out with its high breaking capacity. With its square, compact design, it is the space saving alternative to classic cylindrically shaped cartridge fuses (e.g. 5×20 mm) and also suited for more cost-effective, automated assembly. Furthermore, SCHURTER is going to extend the UMT-H range this year by the rated currents 63 mA, 80 mA, 100 mA and 125 mA.

Refer to:  http://www.epreston.co.uk/epblog/2015/06/11/schurter-announces-vde-and-ul-approvals-for-its-smd-fuse-umt-h-with-1500-a-breaking-capacity/

 

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Honeywell Industrial Pressure Sensors, Model IP IS Intrinsically Safe

 

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IP IS

Honeywell’s Industrial Pressure Sensors, Intrinsically Safe1, Model IP IS, are a new platform of sensors designed to offer repeatable, reliable and accurate pressure measurements over time. These rugged, stainless steel, all-welded pressure sensors are fully configurable with today’s most commonly requested industry options. They may be used in many demanding, harsh environments and with a variety of media. Each sensor is fully temperature compensated and calibrated.

Value to Customers
• Configurable: Simplifies flexibility of sensor use in the application
• Durable and accurate: Wide standard compensated temperature range; standard accuracy and enhanced accuracy option; shock and vibration tested

Features
• All-welded, 300 series stainless steel and Hastelloy®
• 7 bar to 350 bar [100 psi to 5000 psi] pressure range
• Accuracy options:
- Standard accuracy: IPG2 provides ±0.25 % BFSL2
- Optional enhanced accuracy: IPG1 provides ±0.15 % BFSL2
• 4 mA to 20 mA current output
• ±2 %FS Total Error Band3 (see Figure 1 in datasheet)
• IP65 rated protection
• <2 ms response time provides accurate, high-speed measurement
• CE and RoHS compliant1
• Intrinsically Safe: cFMus/ATEX, IEC Ex certification

Potential Applications
Industrial
• Oil and gas industrial process control (gas head control panels)
• Factory automation/industrial equipment
• Pump/compressor control
• Power generation (wind, propulsion)
• Flammable inventory control
• Paint booth spraying

Transportation
• Construction equipment

 

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Bulgin Announces New 12mm Switch Series

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Bulgin has extended its popular range of anti-vandal products to include a 12mm miniature push button variant. The latest addition to the company’s anti-vandal portfolio is the smallest of its kind and one of the most versatile, offering multiple actuator options and a long life expectancy, guaranteed to 200,000 cycles. Compact and durable, it is ideal for applications where space is at a premium.

The IP65- and IK08-rated miniature anti-vandal range (IP67-rated switches available to order) is perfect for demanding environments where reliability is vital, with an operating temperature ranging from -25 to + 55 °C and shock resistance greater than 10g. Screw and pin terminal options with ratings up to 2A, 36 V DC, are available in a wide variety of actuator and body types, including:

- nickel-plated brass, stainless steel, zinc-aluminium and chrome-plated bodies

- domed, flush and raised actuator options in stainless steel or polybutylene terephthalate (PBT)

- dot and ring LED illuminated variants

Robust and sealed, the miniature anti-vandal switches are suitable for a wide range of demanding applications

SPECIFICATIONS:
* Ratings up to 36VDC, 2A
* Momentary functionality
* Nickel-plated Brass, Stainless Steel, Zinc Aluminium and Chrome-plated body types available
* Dot and Ring LED Illumination variants available
* IP65, IP67 and IK08 rated options available
* Screw & Pin terminal types
* Operating Temperature:
* 25℃ + 55℃ (no freezing)
* Shock resistance: >10g

APPLICATIONS:
Defence and Security
* Door Entry Keypads
* Security Alarm Systems
* Military Display Systems

Commercial, Recreation & Leisure
* Vending Machines
* Interactive Kiosks
* Ticket Dispensers
* Drink Dispensing Machines
* Digital Diving Cameras

Transport & Infrastructure
* Elevators
* Climate Control Systems

Scientific & Medical
* Cryogen-free Refrigerators
* Handheld Radiation Detection Equipment

Industrial
* Air Cleaning Systems
* Vacuum Packing Machines
* Power Tools
* Pressure Washers
* Pipe Inspection Systems

Marine
* On-board control systems
* Lighting devices and equipment

 

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Schurter Types FMAB CEE, FMAD CEE Connector with Filter for 1- and 3-Phase Applications

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With a long history of innovation in the connector and EMC marketplace, Schurter expands its range of power entry modules with the introduction of the FMAD and FMAB CEE Connectors, featuring a first of its kind integrated line filter for 1- and 3-Phase industrial and power distribution applications. The integrated filter optimizes suppression of conducted emissions by eliminating cables between the inlet and filter.

FMABThe CEE connectors according IEC 60309 are used all over the world for industrial applications and power distribution. The single and three phase connectors can be used for any application with a detachable power cord. Today, noise generating electronics used in machines drive demand for EMI
suppression filters in order to meet international EMC standards. This filter is typically mounted on the metal chassis for optimal performance.

Traditionally, wires are used to connect the power inlet to the EMI filter mounted separately on the chassis. These wires can vary in length and can cause EMC problems with electromagnetic fields generated by a noise source inside the equipment bypassing the filter! The new CEE connector with integrated filter solves this problem by eliminating these wires and making a direct connection between the filtered connector and its metal shield, which is grounded to the panel cut-out. The fully integrated unit can be front or rear panel mounted directly where the power comes into the equipment.

The new FMAB CEE series is suitable for single phase AC applications. It extends the power entry module concept outlined in IEC 60320, where power input is limited to 16 A. Both the FMAB CEE and the FMAD CEE, which is designed for three phase applications, are rated from 16 up to 32 amperes. They are designed and approved according IEC 60309, UL 1283 and CSA 22.2 no. 8. The voltage rating is 250 VAC (IEC, UL, CSA) and 110 / 125 VAC (UL, CSA). The new filter series are suitable for use in industrial appliances exposed to temperatures ranging from -40 to +85C. Screw terminals provide for ease of installation.

Technical Data / Approvals
FMAB CEE (1-Phase)
- Rated voltage: 110 / 125 VAC (UL, CSA), 250 VAC (ENEC, UL, CSA)
- Rated currents: 16, 30 A (UL, CSA) / 16, 32 A (ENEC, UL, CSA) at 40°C
- Leakage current: max. 0.5 / 1.0 mA
- Operating temperatures: -40 – 85 °C

FMAD CEE (3-Phase)
- Rated voltage: 277 / 480 VAC (UL, CSA), 240 / 415 VAC (ENEC, UL, CSA)
- Rated currents: 16, 30 A (UL, CSA) / 16, 32 A (ENEC, UL, CSA) at 40°C
- Leakage current: max. 10.0 mA
- Operating temperatures: -40 – 85 °C

Application
- Equipment with detachable power cord
- Industrial machines
- Electrical tools
- Power distribution

 

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Honeywell VF460S High Sensitivity Latching Digital Hall-effect Sensor ICs

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Honeywell is pleased to announce its new VF460S High Sensitivity Latching Digital Hall-effect Sensor ICs, now available in a flat TO-92 three-pin package. This is an extension of our VF360NT and VF360ST subminiature SOT-23 surface mount sensors, and allows for through-hole soldering or direct wire attachment.

VF460SValue to Customers
* AEC-Q100 qualification provides enhanced reliability and quality of electronic components. Components meeting these specifications are often suitable for use in harsh automotive environments without the customer’s need for additional component-level qualification testing.
* Designed to provide reliable, consistent performance and a fast response time, enhancing efficiency in brushless dc motor (BLDC) applications
* Designed to provide a wide supply voltage range and no chopper delay, allowing for potential use in a variety of applications
* Designed to provide a clean output signal without the customer having to include additional circuitry to achieve noise suppression due to chopper stabilization

Features
* Qualified to the AEC-Q100 standard for potential use in automotive applications
* Fastest response time in its class [1.5 μs]
* Operate from 30 Gauss typ. at 25°C [77 °F] & 55 Gauss max. over full -40 °C to 150 °C [-40 °F to 302 °F]
* Latching, repeatable magnetics (no jitter)
* No additional electronic noise generated by sensor
* Non-chopper-stabilized design
* VF460S flat TO-92-style package (1000 units per bag), while VF360NT and VF360ST offer a subminiature SOT-23 surface mount package supplied on tape and reel (3000 units per reel) 3 Vdc to 24 Vdc
* Built-in reverse polarity protection
* RoHS-compliant material

Potential Transportation Applications
* BLDC motor commutation for automotive applications: Air input flap to engine, convertible roof position, electronic parking brakes, electronic window lifts and anti-pinch power window systems, HVAC blowers, headlights, power doors, mirrors and tail gates, seat motors, steering, windshield washers and wipers
* Speed and RPM sensing: Motors and fans; tachometer and counter pickup
* Flow rate sensing

 

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Schurter Explains Increased Fire Safety Requirements for Fuseholders

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The fuseholder standard IEC/EN 60127-6 has been revised to improve fire safety. Effective in October 2017, manufacturers of fuseholders will only be permitted to market products that have been tested and authorized in accordance with the updated standard. Schurter will offer its customers upgraded solutions by the deadline.

Requirements defined for the household appliance standard IEC 60335-1 are also being applied to the fuseholder standard IEC 60127-6. So the requirement with regard to the glow-wire resistance of the material is being increased. Schurter has planed the adaption of the products and its requalifying
and is currently deploying it. That means used materials has to be tested and if necessary replaced with new glow-wire resistant material. Thus these components can be used in unattended electrical household appliances after the change-over.

Besides the fuseholders, IEC appliance inlets and power entry modules with and without EMC filters are also affected if they have a fuse drawer. The order number of the products are not touched. Therefore manufactures using Schurter products do not have to change the approvals.

Detailed information about the revised fuseholder standard and Schurters plan for implementation are available upon request.

 

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Schurter MSM CS Series with Brighter and Richer Surface Illumination

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Brighter and Richer Colours Create an Even More Attractive Product.

Schurter is expanding its existing MSM CS and MSM CS LA series with stronger illumination colors.

MSM CS

The MSM CS and MSM LA CS series is available in the diameters of 19 mm and 22 mm. The switching function of the MSM CS series is momentary, while the switching function for the MSM LA CS is latching. The scratch resistant ceramics surface is also great for laser lettering. Now, SCHURTER expands the attractive MSM CS and MSM LA CS series with three more bright illumination options: Rich green, red, blue and bright white.

This new illumination options offers a more prominent illumination in customer applications. The standard illumination voltage is 24 VDC as usual. Other voltages are available on request, on a customer specific base.

 

Technical Data / Approvals
- Brighter and richer colors, available for blue, red, green and white
- Available in the diameters 19 mm and 22 mm
- Available as momentary and latching switch
- Illumination voltage is 24 VDC
- Switching current MSM CS: 0.1A and 10A
- Switching current MSM LA CS: 12A

Application
- Medical equipment
- Industrial applications
- Design sensitive applications

 

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Honeywell LTP Series – Low Temperature Passive Probes

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Honeywell’s Low Temperature Passive Probes, LTP Series, are a modular range of temperature sensors designed for potential use in transportation applications. The LTP Series feature a durable, closed-tip design that maximizes reliability in harsh applications. The sensor’s thermistor sensing element effectively senses gases, liquids or solids because of its enhanced sensitivity, accuracy and reliability. Easy-to-install threaded mounting provides reliable operation in harsh environments. Numerous options from mechanical and electrical interface simplify installation, allow customers to meet their specific application needs, and facilitate backwards compatibility with most existing applications.

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Value to Customers
The LTP Series are designed to meet the customer’s need for sensors that are configurable, backwards-compatible, durable, and that reduce total cost of ownership. Their flexible design provides over 2,200 standard configurations with an enhanced response time over a wide operating temperature range.

Features
*  Temperature range: -40 °C to 150 °C [-40 °F to 302 °F]
*  Response time [T63.2% of 25 °C to 85 °C step]: stirred silicon oil <15 s; stirred water <15 s; air flow 10 m/s <20 s
*  Accuracy:
-40 °C to 25 °C [-40 °F to 77 °F]: ±2.5 °C
25 °C to 100 °C [77 °F to 212 °F]: ±0.8 °C
100 °C to 125 °C [212 °F to 257 °F]: ±2.0 °C
125 °C to 150 °C [257 °F to 302 °F]: ±3.5 °C
*  Electrical interface: Electrical interface: Bosch Kompakt, Delphi Metri-Pack 150 Series, AMP Seal 16, AMP Minitimer, AMP Superseal, and Deutsch DT04-2P
*  Probe length options: 20 mm to 50 mm (other lengths available on request)
*  Mechanical fastening options: M10 to M18, 3/4 UNF, and G 1/4 (other threads available on request)
*  Retainer ring with hex: provides complete location for socket wrench in axial and radial directions, enabling the operator to first locate the sensor inside the socket freely and more easily install the sensor
*  Insulation resistance between I/O pin and the sensor’s housing: >10 MOhm at 250 Vdc, 25 °C [77 °C]
*  Ingress protection: IP67
*  Vibration: 30 G sine wave,10 Hz to 2000 Hz
*  Mechanical shock: 50 G
*  Service pressure: 10 bar
*  Burst pressure: 40 bar
*  Wire harness (with or without a connector) or other sensing elements (PTC or RTD) available upon request
*  Standard configurations listed, customization available upon request.

Potential Transportation Applications
*  Ambient air temperature sensor
*  Automatic transmission system
*  Engine air inlet system
*  Engine cooling system
*  Engine lubrication system
*  Fuel system
*  Haldex coupling system
*  Hydraulic pump systems

 

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Schurter SHT (6.3×32) Range – New Rated Current Values for Compact High-Performance Fuse

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Schurter expands the SHT 6.3×32 range of high voltage fuses with the rated currents 20A, 25A and 32A. The high breaking capacity of 1500 A at nominal voltage allows for interesting possibilities in new applications and protects people and electronic systems from overcurrent and potential fire outbreaks in case of short circuits.

 

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Schurter DKIH – High Current Choke

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Nanocrystalline Common Mode Chokes for 1 and 3-Phase Applications Mount on PCB

Schurter expands its wide range of current compensated chokes with high current types for PCB mounting. The new DKIH series is now available with a nanocrystalline ring core, offering 8 times higher inductance performance than ferrite core versions in the same compact dimension. The new product is designed for single and three phase applications with rated currents from 10 to 50 amperes. Due to its open design, the chokes are light weight and compact, ideally designed to suppress EMI noise caused by power applications on the PCB.

DKIH2

Like all other aspects of electronic design, the power portion is oftentimes built today using discrete components on printed circuit boards. With the trending integration of components, to achieve smaller and smaller form factors, thermal problems and high currents on the PCB can become a challenge.
Traditional block filters might well address these challenges, but their larger package size also presents challenges due to the mentioned space constraints; therefore an asymmetrical effective common mode choke and capacitors mounted on the PCB is a better solution.

The new DKIH-1 series is suitable for single phase AC or DC applications from 10 up to 50 amperes. Light weight and compact, the common mode chokes are easily placed on the PCB with through hole technology (THT). They are designed and approved according IEC 60938, UL 1283 and CSA 22.2 no. 8. The voltage rating is 300 VAC (IEC, UL) and 250 VAC (CSA) with an inductance range of 1.6 to 6.9 mH.

The new DKIH-3 series is suitable for three phase AC applications from 10 up to 50 amperes. The common mode chokes are also designed according IEC 60938 and are rated 600 VAC with an inductance range of 0.7 to 10.8 mH, making them suitable for many applications such as UPS systems, switching power supplies, charge stations for electric vehicles and frequency converters for energy storage.

The DKIH-1 and -3 have a wide temperature range of -40 to +100 °C. They are available with a standard pin out or customer specific pin out. Variations in the winding are also available upon request.

DKIH-1
- Rated voltage: 300 VAC (UL, ENEC), 250 VAC (CSA), 425 VDC
- Rated currents: 10 to 50 A (ENEC / UL / CSA) at 40 °C
- Rated inductance: ferrite: 0.15 to 0.80 mH, nanocrystalline: 1.4 – 6.9 mH
- Same dimensions and weight for ferrite and nanocrystalline versions
- Other pin outs available on request

DKIH-3
- Rated voltage: 600 VAC
- Rated currents: 10 to 50 A at 40 °C
- Rated inductance: ferrite: 0.08 to 1.10 mH, nanocrystalline: 0.7 – 10.8 mH
- Same dimensions and weight for ferrite and nanocrystalline versions
- Other pin outs available on request

Application
- Frequency converters for photovoltaic or energy storage
- Charge stations for electric vehicles
- UPS-systems
- Switching power supplies

 

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