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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.

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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.

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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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Schurter Type FMAB NEO Compact Single-Phase Filter for a Wide Current Range

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Schurter is expanding its successful single-phase filter family, FMAB NEO, with new design series P and Q. This range of single-phase filters combines high performance in a compact design. The new series extends the range of current ratings up to 60 A, with extended temperature range from -40°C to 100°C.

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The new FMAB filter family offers 3 different levels of design flexibility. FMAB NEO design N comes with two large X capacitors, that offer high symmetrical attenuation in the lower frequency range. The new filter design P contains two standard X capacitors for high symmetrical attenuation, while Design Q offers one X capacitor for good symmetrical attenuation. With the extended temperature range from -40 to 100°C, all filters are suitable for applications used in harsh environments.

The FMAB NEO filters have a polished steel housing with a closed filter base. The filter is thus effectively and completely shielded, regardless of 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, including professional coffee machines, devices with water heaters, and all types of industrial electronics. The compact filters are also suitable for medical equipment and household appliances.

The filter series is fitted with plug-in connections or threaded bolts. A version with wire connections is also available. The metal flange provides easy screw-on mounting.

The series of filters is designed for current levels from 1 A to 60 A at 250 V AC according to IEC and UL standards.The FMAB NEO 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 / Approvals
- 250VAC single-phase block filter
- Single-stage filter with good or standard attenuation
- Filter available ins standard or medical M5 / M80 version
- Rated currents: 1, 3, 6, 10, 12, 16, 20, 30, 60A (ENEC / UL / CSA) at 40°C
- Operating Temperature: -40°C to 100°C
- Chassis: Screw-on mounting, from top
- Quick connect terminals 1 – 20A, nut and bolt 30, 60A, optional wire leads

Application
- for applications with low ambient temperatures
- Design P for applications with high symmetrical interferences
- Industrial applications
- Commercial kitchen equipment
- Datacom equipment
- Medical equipment

 

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Honeywell PX3 Series Heavy Duty Pressure Transducers, 1 bar to 46 bar | 15 psi to 667 psi

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Honeywell’s PX3 Series Pressure Transducers use piezoresistive sensing technology with ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) signal conditioning in a brass housing and Metri-Pack 150 electrical connector. The PX3 Series are fully calibrated and temperature compensated from -40 °C to 125 °C [-40 °F to 257 °F].

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VALUE TO CUSTOMERS
* Total Error Band (TEB) (±1.0 %FSS typ.): Provides the most comprehensive, clear and meaningful indication of the sensor’s true measurement performance over a specified temperature range; small error promotes system uptime and efficiency.
* High insulation resistance and dielectric strength: Protect the user and sensor in high over-voltage situations, and ensures that the device is compliant with industry standards.
* High EMC performance: Operates reliably in the presence of electromagnetic fields, such as near wireless signals, RF communication, and electrical devices.
* High external freeze/thaw resistance: Survives exposure to frost, commonly found in refrigeration systems.
* Low current consumption: Helps to reduce energy costs, and enhances product life if used in battery driven systems.

FEATURES
* Pressure range: 1 bar to 46 bar | 15 psi to 667 psi (absolute and sealed gage)
* Ratiometric output: 0.5 Vdc to 4.5 Vdc
* 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 AC1800V, 1 s
* Low current consumption: 3.5 mA max.
* EMC Radiated Immunity: 200 V/m per ISO 11452-2
* Ingress protection up to IP67
* Response time: <2 ms
* RoHS, REACH, and CE compliant

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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Schurter MSM Cover

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Protects From Dirt and Liquids and Ensures a Hygienic Surface Due to the Antibacterial Material

MSM CoverSchurter is expanding its accessory range with an antibacterial cover for the MSM 19 and MSM 22 series. The new cover is made of antibacterial material and is tested according to ISO 22196. The cover prevents the ingress of liquids and dirt between the housing and the actuator.

The MSM series is already sealed according to IP67 to the electrical contacts. With the MSM cover, Schurter ensures that no liquids or dirt can enter the space between the housing and the actuator.

 

Technical Data
- Tightness according to IP 68
- Avoids the Ingress of Dirt
- Improves Hygiene
- Available for the MSM Sizes 19mm and 22mm

Application
- Medical Equipment
- Industrial Applications
- Commercial Kitchen Appliances
- Food Processing

 

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Schurter Series 2577 and 2579 Polarized Appliance Inlet

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Series 2577_2579

With the two appliance inlets series 2577 and 2579 SCHURTER expands the product range of the 2.5 A products in protection class II with polarized versions for snap-in and screw-on mounting.

The polarized appliance inlets ensure the position of the LIVE contact from the main socket into the appliance when cordsets with polarized main plugs are used, e.g. NEMA or UK plugs. However, these cordsets must be equipped with polarized connectors C7p. The polarized inlets can also be used with
the common C7 connectors, however, the polarization is not ensured.

Type 2577 is designed for screw-on mounting, type 2579 for snap-in mounting. Both types are
configurable with solder, quick connect or PCB terminals in various shapes and orientations. Besides the
preferred color black, the appliance inlets are also available in white or gray.

Technical Data / Approvals
- IEC Appliance Inlet C8p (polarized)
- Rating: IEC/UL/CSA: 2.5 A @ 250 VAC, UL/CSA: 7 A @ 125 VAC
- Solder-, quick connect and PCB terminals
- Snap-in and screw-on mounting

 

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