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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


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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Wieland Revos IT Series, Split Housing Data Cable Feed-Through Connectors


IT Series

Wieland Electric Inc., a leading global manufacturer of innovative electrical interconnect technology, has expanded its portfolio of revos rectangular connectors with the new revos IT Series split housing data cable feed-through connectors, which enable up to four pre-terminated data cables to be safely routed through a control cabinet or enclosure wall.

The revos IT Series data cable feed-through connectors accommodate cables with diameters spanning 4mm to 9mm, and are rated for IP65 environmental protection against dust and water ingress. In addition, the connector’s design incorporates a strain-relief feature to further enhance the robustness of the connection.

“More networked and automated machines on factory floors mean more specialized, pre-terminated cables, all of which need to be safely and conveniently routed through control cabinet or enclosure walls,” said Martin Lalonde, application engineer at Wieland Electric. “The revos IT Series’ split housing is ideally suited for passing preassembled cables – like encoder, data, and other unique cables – while maintaining the quality and signal integrity of the OEM cabling, and providing the convenience and robustness of industrial rectangular connectors.”


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Honeywell HPM Series Partical Sensor


HPM Series

Honeywell is pleased to introduce its HPM Series Particle Sensor, a new sensor designed to provide reliable and more precise detection of environmental contaminant particles. The HPM Series Particle Sensor is a laser-based device which uses a light scattering method to detect and count particles in the concentration range of 0µg/m3 to 1,000 µg/m3 in a given environment. This can address the PM2.5 and PM10 detection range. The sensor’s light is analyzed and converted into an output signal, which communicates the particulate concentration in real time.


Value to Customers
*  Enables the ability to more accurately and cost-effectively monitor or control environmental particulate contaminants
*  Industry-leading long life of 20,000 hours of continuous use essentially equates to seven years of product life (based on eight hours of operation per day)
*  Proven EMC performance enables the ability to perform more accurately in a variety of tough industrial environments
*  Enhanced reliability allows for use in most harsh environments

*  Laser-based light scattering particle sensing
*  Concentration range: 0 μg/m3 to 1,000 μg/m3
*  Fully calibrated
*  EMC: Heavy industrial level IEC61000
*  Response time: <6 s
*  Supply current: 80 mA max.
*  Output signal: UART (Universal Asynchronous Receiver Transmitter)
*  PM2.5 output (PM10 output optional with additional programming)
*  RoHS compliant

Potential Applications
*  Air conditioners
*  Air quality monitors
*  Environmental monitoring

Consumer Products:
*  Air cleaners
*  Air conditioners
*  Air purifiers
*  Car air cleaners
*  Handheld air quality detectors


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Hylec TeeTube Connectors Provides Water-Tight Seal to IP68


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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Crydom Announces the PMP Series, a New Addition to the NOVA22 Product Family


PMP Series

Crydom announces a new addition to the NOVA22 product family, the PMP Series of panel mounted proportional control SSRs.

With ratings of up to 90 Amps @ 40°C these fully configurable relays are perfect for applications that require to control the amount of power delivered to a resistive load in proportion to an analog control input.

PMP Series are fully configurable Panel Mount proportional control relays with micro controller based technology designed to provide control of the power delivered to single-phase loads of up to 90 Amps at 90 to 600 VAC.

PMP Series SSRs vary the output power in proportion to an analog control input, which can be one of 3 signal types: 0-5 VDC, 0-10 VDC or 4-20 mA. The output can be controlled by 2 different methods, selectable on the unit: Phase Angle Control, and Burst Fire Control (with Distributive Zero Cross).

PMP Series proportional controllers are ideal for a wide range of applications that require control of the load power, such as for example lamp dimming and resistive heating control.

Main features of the PMP Series include:
-  Output ratings of 25, 50 and 90 Amps
-  Available in 3 operating voltage ranges: 90-280, 345-530 and 420-660 VAC
-  Selectable Operation Mode: Phase Angle or Burst Fire control
-  Selectable Control Input: 0-5 VDC, 0-10 VDC, 4-20 mA
-  50/60 Hz Adaptive Operational Frequency function
-  4-20 mA input does not require an auxiliary power supply
-  LED multifunction status indicator
-  Contactor configuration with “Elevator” screw terminals
-  Optional overvoltage protection (built-in TVS diode)


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Crouzet NEW em4 Soft Version 1.3.00 Now Launched


Crouzet have released the latest version of the em4 Soft 1.3.00.

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What’s New?
-  Product label added at the end of datalog file in order to make out csv file source.
-  Label Management is now in the Programme Configuration window -> tab “Properties”.
-  Datalogging function block: additional input to trigger sending + choice in the “archiving a datalog” tab of the Configuring Controller Communication window.
-  Status function block: Additional output to warn that datalog memory is full.
-  Maximum number of function blocks increased from 1024 to 2048.
-  Maximum number of Macro increased from 64 to 127.
-  Additional compatibility with Windows10 64-bits operating system.
-  New MEM 32-bits function block.
-  SFC movement bloc inputs change from 16-bits to 32-bits.
-  Changes in the “Controller choice” window.

Available free of charge, em4 Soft can be downloaded from the following link:


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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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Bulgin Pioneers Range of Antimicrobial Switches


Antimicrobial Switches

Bulgin is pleased to announce the launch of a unique antimicrobial switches range as part of an exclusive partnership with BioCote Ltd, a leading provider of evidence-based antimicrobial technology. Bulgin’s best selling ranges of standard and miniature rocker switches, push button switches, double pole splash resistant switches and splash/dust covers will be manufactured with BioCote’s silver ion technology during the moulding process moulded to produce the world’s first antimicrobial electronic components. The antimicrobial ranges present OEMs with a distinctive new feature which offers a key point of end equipment differentiation and significantly enhances the benefits to the end user or the product.

Integrating BioCote® at the point of manufacture provides in-built antimicrobial protection for the life span of the component part, reducing microbes including bacteria mould and fungi by up to 99.9%. Bulgin’s switches are already sold into a wide range of industries including healthcare, laboratory science, education, catering, leisure and other ‘high traffic’ public places. “Bulgin’s switches are already used for a wide variety of ‘high traffic’ consumer and industrial devices. Our partnership with BioCote ensures the surfaces of Bulgin switches will help prevent the spread of microbes including viruses, mould and bacteria,” adds Mark Berry, Programme Product Line Manager, Bulgin. “We anticipate a strong reaction from our customers to these significant enhancements to our best selling ranges.” Five of Bulgin’s best selling switch ranges will utilise BioCote’s technology at manufacture stage, with further plans to roll out this process in time, as demand increases. Bulgin has undergone a rigorous R&D and testing process for the launch of this range.

All BioCote protected products are regularly validated and quality control tested to ISO 22196 where applicable, in an independent laboratory. Only products that demonstrate over a 95% reduction in bacteria are allowed to use the BioCote brand as a guarantee of superior antimicrobial performance. BioCote has carried out a number of environmental trials in hospitals, food processing and care homes to scientifically prove BioCote protected products are as effective in situ as in laboratory testing, consistently reducing levels of microbial contamination in the environment by over 95%.


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Schurter Series 6600-5 With Integrated Light Pipes For Status Display

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10 A IEC Appliance Outlet Type F with integrated light pipes and V-Lock cord retention for smart PDUs

Series 6600-5

Schhurter improves upon a classic product: the new 6600-5 series IEC outlets are available with integrated light pipes. An intelligent, space and cost-saving solution for PDUs used in data
centers and other multi-distributed power applications.

The human need for information continues to expand at record pace, while continual advancements in information and communications technology (ICT), strive to keep pace with this demand. New data centers continually appear in the most unconventional of places to support this growing demand. These data centers are under constant pressure to improve upon efficiency and reliability under growing regulatory requirements to reduce energy use and cost. Meanwhile, the demand for reliable transmission with increased speed must keep pace. At the base of this modern day economic demand and supply phenomena is an intelligent, reliable power supply and – at the base of that – a simple connector. Schurter is pleased to introduce its IEC outlets with integrated light pipes, which bring a simple yet improved solution to intelligent power distribution.

Today, PDUs often use LEDs mounted in between outlets to display a current status. The high packing density of servers in modern data centers demands the same of power distribution units. With Schurter’s appliance outlet, the integrated light pipes provide space and assembly cost savings over conventional strip designs. Service technicians are able to clearly see which systems are working properly, or respond to required maintenance adjustments. The triggering of the LEDs is freely configurable, wherein each state can be clearly and independently represented. An outlet could, for example, signal an outage with a red LED, or a critical power consumption pattern with a yellow LED.

Optionally the SCHURTER 6600-5 is also available with only one or without light pipe.

In order to prevent against unintentional removal of a power cord, the new sockets offer a pull-out safety device. Depending on the arrangement of the sockets in the bar (horizontally or vertically) the Schurter V-Lock or other cord retention systems with side latches can be used. Both systems are possible with outlets the 6600-5.

The outlet’s snap arms are currently designed for front panel dimensions of 1.7 or 2.0 mm. Versions for 1.0, 1.5 and 2.5 mm will follow shortly.  A 16 A version of the device socket with up to 4 light pipes will be launched in the near future as well.

Technical Data / Approvals
• Ratings IEC 10 A / 250 VAC; 50 Hz
• Ratings UL/CSA 15 A / 250 VAC; 60 Hz
• With one, two or without integrated light pipes for status display
• Compatible for V-Lock cord retention and other systems with side latches
• Operation temperature -25 °C bis 70 °C
• Snap-in mounting and PCB terminals

Typical applications are in smart Power Distribution Units (PDU) used in Data Centers, IT- & Telecom systems, where the power or other status indication per each outlet is monitored.


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Honeywell PX3 Series Heavy Duty Pressure Transducers, New Brazable Copper Tube Port, Cable Harness Termination and Extended Pressure Range Configurations


Honeywell is pleased to announce an extension to its efficient, affordable and durable PX3 Series Heavy Duty Pressure Transducers designed primarily for system pressure monitoring in HVAC, refrigeration, air compressor, pump and valve systems. These new configurations offer the flexibility to serve global customers with a new brazable copper tube port, a cable harness termination and an operating pressure range extension to 50 bar / 700 psi (was previously to 46 bar / 667 psi). In addition, the PX3 Series’ ratiometric output option has been extended to offer 3.3 V, in addition to 5 V, with the option to enable the diagnostics function.

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Overview of the PX3 Series
* Provides high efficiency: Proven, ±1.0 %FSS tight Total Error Band accuracy promotes system efficiency and lower energy costs
* Great customer value: Economical choice for design/implementation; extremely flexible with multiple configuration possibilities with the right combination of features and broad media compatibility
* Durability promotes system uptime: For enhanced performance in tough environments to support overall system quality, reliability and warranty
* Fast availability: Short lead times on samples and production parts

Value To Customers
* Total Error Band: Provides the most comprehensive, clear and meaningful measurement of the sensor’s true accuracy; small error promotes system uptime and efficiency
* Enhanced freeze/thaw resistance: Allows the device to survive exposure to frost, commonly found in refrigeration systems
* Enhanced insulation resistance and dielectric strength: Protects the user and sensor in high over-voltage situations, and ensures that the device is compliant with industry standards
* Enhanced EMC (radiated immunity) performance (200 V/m): Allows for use in the presence of electro-magnetic fields, such as near wireless signals, RF communication and electrical devices
* Low current consumption (3.5 mA max.): Helps reduce energy costs and enhances product life if used in battery driven systems
* Optional diagnostics: May be beneficial in applications where the sensor functionality and the need to know internal or external failure modes are critical

* Pressure range: 1 bar to 50 bar | 15 psi to 700 psi (absolute and sealed gage)
* Ratiometric output: 0.5 Vdc to 4.5 Vdc or 0.33 Vdc to 2.97 Vdc
* Six industry-standard ports are now offered; new brazable copper tube port per ASTM B 280 configuration allows for durable and hermetically-sealed sensor process connections
* Fully calibrated and temperature compensated
* Total Error Band: ±1.0 %FSS from -20 °C to 85 °C [-4 °F to 185 °F]
* External freeze/thaw resistance: 6 cycles from -30 °C to 50 °C [-22 °F to 122 °F]
* Insulation resistance: >100 MOhm, 1500 Vdc
* Dielectric strength: AC1500V, 1 min. or AC1800, 1 s
* Current consumption: 3.5 mA max.
* EMC Radiated Immunity: 200 V/m per ISO 11452-2
* Ingress protection: Up to IP67 and IP69K for cable harness configurations
* Response time: <2 ms
* RoHS, REACH and CE compliant
* Optional diagnostics: May be beneficial in applications where the sensor functionality and the need to know internal or external failure modes are critical
* Termination styles include Metri-Pack 150 integral connector or flame retardant cable harness termination styles in 1 meter or 3 meter lengths
* Custom configurations such as varied cable length, end mating connectors, alternate O-rings or pressure ranges are available

Potential Applications
* Industrial:  Refrigerant pressure monitoring in HVAC/R systems; air compressor system pressure
* Transportation:  Air system monitoring; hydraulic oil pressure monitoring


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