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Schurter Appliance Outlet 6610 Series with Integrated Light Pipe

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6610 light pipe

Schurter’s 6610 series appliance outlet according to IEC 60320-2-2, Style F, is now available with an integrated light pipe. The fiberglass light pipe indicates operational status, or other function status, as an optional feature to standard connectors. It is designed to channel light from LEDs on the pc board to the front of the connector.

The new technology offers flexible design options including the number of light pipes, 1-4, as well as options for light pipe lengths and diameters. The flexibility of design allows for efficient customer-specific solutions, while enabling increased
opportunity to signal status information from the power grid to the user.


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Finder New Multi-Voltage MasterPLUS Interface Relay



The new multi-voltage MasterPLUS interface relay from Finder is the latest addition to the popular 39 Series of fully featured interface relays that continue to push the boundaries of flexibility and space saving well beyond that of conventional relays.

Specifically, it has a multi-voltage capability to accept an input/coil voltage anywhere between 24V and 240V, be it AC or DC, all in the same unit. Additionally it boasts the option of Push-in terminal technology as well as an optional output fuse module, with or without LED status indicator.

This product will offer benefits in applications such as emergency or standby systems with the need to function from either mains electricity, or a DC battery backup supply.


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Honeywell Key and Ignition Switches


Honeywell Sensing and Control is proud to announce additions to its Key and Ignition Switch portfolio. We are now providing more combinations of connectors, circuitry, and key positions to better meet customer needs. Please become familiar with the updated datasheet which provides product features and benefits.
Key Switch
Customization is standard with Honeywell’s key and ignition switches. Honeywell’s broad range of product options make building the specific key switch for an application simple. Optional features of multiple unique key codes, momentary positions, terminal and integral connector types, UL-ratings, and various circuitry configurations are available to provide design flexibility. To maintain consistent branding, Honeywell also offers over-molded keys with custom logos. These options, coupled with the wide electrical rating and temperature range, come standard on every switch to meet growing customers’ needs.

These rugged and reliable switches increase application reliability and facilitate seamless equipment operation and control with their ability to keep dirt and moisture out of the contact chamber, thereby prolonging switch life. The two-, three-, and four position key switch options easily integrate into specific application designs.

Designed to withstand harsh environments with a robust, environmentally sealed design, Honeywell key and ignition switches are found in the toughest applications, from off-road vehicles like ATVs, snowmobiles, and motorcycles to agriculture, construction, industrial, and lawn and garden equipment.

What Makes Honeywell Key Switches Better?
• Robust design with o-rings, weep holes, and over-molded keys provides consistent performance in harsh environments
• Multiple position, circuitry, contact, key, and connector options to address unique application requirements
• UL certified listings
• Availability of over-molded keys with custom logos and ability to match existing key codes
• Decades of engineering, design, and in field experience

Key Features & Benefits
Environmental protection:  Designed and tested to withstand a wide range of environmental conditions and contaminants: temperature cycling, chemical splashes, pressure wash, vibration, dust, humidity, and salt. O-rings protect the contact chamber from moisture and dust while weep holes in the key cylinder housing facilitate drainage.
Improved durability:  Stainless steel keyhole shroud and keyhole dust shutter add durability and corrosion resistance to the key tumbler/cylinder assembly. The key cover (key boot) protects key cylinder from dust and ingress.
Robust construction:  Polypropylene plastic housing (rear) improves durability and supports equipment weight reduction.
Wide range of configurations: Two-, three-, or four-position switches, maintained and momentary (recoil) key positions, and numerous circuitry configurations allow for customization of equipment operation and control. UL certification options available, as well. To maintain consistent branding, Honeywell also offers over molded keys with custom logos.
Multiple key options:  Double-sided keys allow for easy key insertion and switches can be designed to allow for key removal in various key positions. Up to 300 unique key codes are available to provide increased security and compatibility with existing keys.
Connector choices:  Integral connector (Metri-Pack, Sumitomo): Two-, three-, or four-position switches. Screw terminal is available as two- or three-position switches.
Fast assembly:  Integral connectors facilitate quick assembly and minimize the potential for wiring errors.

Potential Applications
Honeywell key and ignition switches can be used in a variety of transportation and industrial applications ranging from run/start ignition to single-point control for lights and accessories.
• All-terrain vehicles
• Snowmobiles
• Golf carts
• Aerial/scissor/boom lifts
• Telehandlers
• Construction equipment
• Skid loaders
• Forklifts
• Agricultural equipment
• Tractors
• Material handlers
• Marine equipment
• Generators


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Schurter Announces VDE and UL Approvals for its SMD Fuse (UMT-H) with 1500 A Breaking Capacity

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Compact, High Performance Fuse is Optimal for Intrinsically Safe Applications


Schurter’s Universal Modular fuse, UMT-H, offers a 1500 A breaking capacity at rated voltages of 277 VAC / 250 VDC. The compact, high performance fuse now has VDE approval in addition to UL approval. This time-lag fuse provides overcurrent and short circuit protection in various industrial control applications, including intrinsically safe applications.

The “intrinsic safety” method is one of the most common techniques used for achieving safety protection with lower voltage or power equipment. This method restricts the available electrical and thermal energy in a system so that ignition of a hazardous atmosphere (such as explosive gas, dust, or electrical arcing) cannot occur. The UMT-H’s high breaking capacity of 1500 A, plus the >10 mm spacing between end caps, combined with the ability to be impermeable to conformal coating makes the fuse suitable for use in such intrinsically safe applications.

The UMT-H fuse is available in a total of 19 rated currents between 160 mA and 10 A at voltages up to 277 VAC and 250 VDC. The UMT-H measures at 5.3 x 16 mm, which is a smaller alternative to the classic cylindrically-shaped cartridge fuses (e.g. 5 x 20 mm). The smaller footprint saves valuable board space, allowing for further downsizing of equipment. With its square design, the UMT-H is also suited for more cost-effective, automated assembly. The high breaking capacity fuse meets the IEC 60127-7/1, UL 248-14 and CSA C22.2 standards along with its VDE and UL approvals. Additional applications include power supplies, electromobility, medical and telecommunication applications as well as 277 VAC utility-connected equipment.


- Certification according to IEC 60127-7/1, UL 248-14, CSA C22.2 no. 248.14
- High breaking capacity (H) of 1500 A at rated voltage
- High rated voltages up to 277 VAC / 250 VDC
- 19 rated currents from 160 mA to 10 A
- Time-lag (T) characteristics
- Optimal suited for automated assembling because of square design
- Suitable for intrinsically safe applications


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Crydom “HAC” Series High Current AC Output Solid State Contactors


The HAC Series is rated up to 150 Amps at 660 VAC making it ideal for demanding high power applications


Crydom, global expert in Solid State Switching Technology, introduces the HAC Series of high current AC Output Contactors. The HAC Series rated up to 150 amps rms at 660 VAC in a 40°C ambient complements Crydom’s high current DC output HDC series of Solid State Contactors. The HAC Series offers exceptional performance and ratings in a heavy duty 74 x 104 mm panel mounted industrial package with efficient thermal design featuring large .375 in/9.5 mm power terminals with high torque strength ideal for large wire sizes.

The HAC Series incorporates Crydom’s proven SCR power technology and control circuitry to provide superior solid state performance for demanding high power applications. The HAC Series is available with either AC or DC control, zero voltage or instantaneous output turn-on and optional installed thermal pad for use in a wide variety of heating, lighting and motion control applications. The HAC Series is CE compliant with both the Low Voltage and EMC Directives, RoHS and China RoHS and is UL recognized.


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Schurter FMAB NEO Series Compact Single-Phase Filter with High Symmetrical Attenuation

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Schurter is expanding its range of block filters for single-phase systems with its new FMAB NEO series. This range of single-phase filters combines a compact design with a high level of performance. The use of large X capacitors permits high symmetrical attenuation.

FMAB_NEOThe new FMAB NEO filter series boasts a compact design combined with high performance. All versions come with large X capacitors, which ensure high symmetrical attenuation in the lower frequency range. Symmetrical interferences can occur because of phase-angle controllers or semi-conductor relays, for example. When the power semiconductors switch, they generate interference currents between the phase conductor and the neutral conductor. These are known as symmetrical interferences, which the X capacitors positioned between these conductors can help reduce effectively.

The filters in the new series have a shiny steel housing with a closed filter base. The filter is thus effectively and completely shielded, no matter how it is mounted. The filter series is particularly suitable for equipment with high symmetrical interferences, such as devices with semiconductors that control high-power equipment such as professional coffee machines, devices with water heaters, and all types of industry electronics. The compact filters are also suitable for medical equipment and household appliances.

The filter series is available with plug-in connections or thread bolts (30 A version). A version with wire connection is also available. They have a metal flange for easy screw-on mounting on the housing.

The series of devices is designed for current levels from 1 A to 30 A at 250 VAC according to IEC and UL standards. It has ENEC and cURus approvals and is suited for applications according to IEC 60950. Versions are available with small leakage currents <80 μA (M80) or without leakage current <5 μA (M5) for medical equipment according to IEC/UL 60601-1.

Technical Data:
- 250 VAC single-phase block filter
- Single-stage filter with large X-capacitors
- Excellent symmetrical attenuation
- Filter available ins standard or medical M5 / M80 version
- Rated currents: 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 16, 20, 30A (ENEC / UL / CSA) at 40°C
- Chassis: Screw-on mounting, from top
- Quick connect terminals 1 – 20A, nut and bolt 30A, optional wire leads

- For applications with high symmetrical interferences
- Industrial applications
- Household appliances
- Datacom equipment
- Medical equipment


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Honeywell Heavy Duty Pressure Transducers: PX2 Series


Honeywell’s PX2 Series Heavy Duty Pressure Transducers are a portfolio of highly configurable pressure sensors that use piezoresistive sensing technology with ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) signal conditioning in a stainless steel housing.  The PX2 Series is fully calibrated and compensated for offset, sensitivity, temperature effects and non-linearity using the on-board ASIC. This provides a Total Error Band of ±2% over the operating temperature range of -40 ºC to 125 ºC [-40 °F to 257 °F].



With thousands of possible configurations, the PX2 Series allows Honeywell to meet customer requirements and quickly provide samples. New standard configurations are regularly being added.

The PX2 Series is compatible with a variety of harsh media including brake fluid, common hydrofluorocarbon refrigerants, engine oil, tap water, hydraulic fluids, and compressed air. The wide operating temperature range, ingress protection up to IP69K, and 100 V/m radiated immunity allow for reliable performance in tough environments.

These transducers measure absolute, sealed gage, or vented gage pressure. The absolute versions have an internal vacuum reference and an output value proportional to absolute pressure, the sealed gage versions have an internal pressure reference of one atmosphere at sea level, and the vented gage versions measure pressure with respect to ambient pressure.

The PX2 Series is available in three pressure ranges:
• 1 bar to 70 bar
• 100 kPa to 7 MPa
• 15 psi to 1000 psi

All products are RoHS compliant and are designed and manufactured according to ISO 9001 standards.


HVAC/R: May be used to monitor system performance for proper environmental control of:
- Compressor inlet and outlet pressure
- Rooftop chillers
- Compressor rack rooms
- Refrigerant recovery systems
- Compressor oil pressure

Air Compressors: May be used to monitor compressor performance and efficiency, specifically:
- Compressor inlet and outlet pressure
- Filter pressure drop
- Cooling water inlet and outlet pressure
- Compressor oil pressure
- Filter pressure drop

May be used to monitor air and fluid pressure in the following applications:
- Emissions monitoring
- Factory automation
- Flow and level
- Fluid power
- Foam dispensing
- Injection molding knock-out valves
- Lasers
- Laminating equipment
- Packaging equipment
- Pneumatics
- Pumps
- Solar energy
- Sprayers
- System pressure
- Valves


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Crydom’s Innovative SeriesOne DR Product Line Attains New UL Approvals


Seriesone DR Solid State Relays are Approved for Use in Hazardous Environment Installations TYpical in the Oil & Gas Industry

Crydom, a brand of Custom Sensors & Technologies, announces its Solid State Relay SeriesOne DR attains UL approval for both the ANSI/ISA & CSA Class I Division 2 requirements and ATEX 95 Equipment Directive 94/9/EC ratings for its 11 and 18 mm DIN Rail mounted AC and DC output Solid State Relays covering the range of 24 to 600 VAC or 1 to 100 VDC, at 3, 6 and 12 Amps.

Series One DR

These ratings complement the SeriesOne DR Solid State Relays existing UL 508 ratings and European Union EMC and Low Voltage Directives and permit the SeriesOne DR relays to be utilized in hazardous environment installations or locations such as Oil & Gas exploration, refining and distribution, for the control of heating, lighting, motion, power and other electrical loads and functions in these challenging applications.

In addition to approval as Motor Controllers, Mechanically Operated and Solid-State under the Applicant’s File E116949, the UL approval of the SeriesOne DR Solid State Relays now includes performance verification to the following specifications:

*  ANSI/ISA 12.12.01-2013, Nonincendive Electrical Equipment for Use in Class I and II, Division 2, and Class III, Division 1 and 2 Hazardous (Classified) Locations.

*  CSA C22.2 No. 213-M1987, Nonincendive Electrical Equipment for Use in Class I, Division 2 Hazardous Locations.

Furthermore, the SeriesOne DR has attained approval of the European Union ATEX 95 Directive 94/9/EC rev.23 March 1994, Annex II, Essential Health and Safety Requirements for Equipment Group (zone) 2, Category 3 intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres. SeriesOne DR Relays also comply with EN 60079-0:2012+A11:2013 & EN 60079-15:2010 standards.

For complete details, specifications and technical assistance on SeriesOne DR relays or any of Crydom’s extensive line of Solid State Relays, please contact your local Authorized Crydom Distributor.


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Finder Extends the 62 Series Range to include a Magnetic Blow-Out Relay for High DC Switching


62 SeriesWhen the need to switch high DC currents exists, Finder’s extended range of 62 Series relays now includes a Magnetic Blow-Out version, capable of switching loads as high as 12 A at 220 V DC.

Targeting the heavy-duty switching of contactors and large circuit breaker trip coils this version has been specially developed to offer a high performance product that is both smaller and more competitively priced than many other current offerings.

The new relays incorporate a powerful, rare-earth magnet, neodymium, which blows-out the electrical arc and breaks DC circuits more quickly and efficiently, allowing contacts to be rated at a higher DC current, whether resistive or inductive loads.

The 62 series range is now extended by these two high performance and cost effective versions—a single pole, double break version (62.31) and a two-pole, single break (62.32) version. Available in DC coil voltages from 6 to 24 V DC, these relays are rated for -40C – +70C environments.


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