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Schurter MSM16 Series

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Metal Line Switches with Homogeneous Ring- or Area Illumination

MSM16 Series

Schurter expands its Metal Line switch series to include an illuminated 16 mm version. The compact mechanical push button switch provides a sleek look accentuated with a quality homogeneous illumination in a ring style, or complete surface area illumination. Illumination color options include red, blue, green, yellow and white. The standard supply voltage for the illumination is 24 VDC.

The new 16 mm MSM features a housing made of stainless steel with a mechanical actuator for tactile feedback. The robust anti-vandal design, with IP67 seal protection and IK07 impact resistance ratings, makes it especially suited for use in harsh environments. Additionally, the new 16 mm MSM includes signal switches designed for voltages of up to 30 VDC at 100 mA. The power switches are rated up to 250 VAC at 10 A, making the switches particularly versatile when it comes to panel designs combining both power and signal switches.

Technical Data / Approvals
– Switching function: momentary
– Illumination Supply voltage: 24 VDC
– Switching voltage: max. 250 VAC / 30 VDC
– Switching current: max. 10 A / 100 mA
– Switching power: max. 2500 W / 3 W
– Resistance when open: > 100 MΩ
– Resistance when closed: < 30 mΩ / < 50 mΩ
– Actuation force: 4.5 N
– IK protection: IK07
– IP protection: IP67
– Operating temperature: -25 °C to +85 °C

Application
– For indoor and outdoor applications
– Industrial machinery
– Vending and ticketing machines
– POS terminals
– Public transport
– Pro-sound equipment
– Food industry
– Lab equipment

 

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Schurter DKIH-4: Ferrite and Nanocrystalline Chokes for 4-Wire Applications Mount On PCB

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DKIH-4

Schurter expands its wide range of current compensated chokes with new customer specific variants for 4-wire-applications on PCB. The new DKIH series is now available with ferrite or nanocrystalline ring core. The new product is designed for three phases plus neutral wire applications with rated currents from 10 A to 50 A. Due to its open design, the chokes are light weight and compact, ideally designed to suppress EMC noise caused by power applications on the PCB.

Like all other aspects of electronic design, the power portion is often 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. The resulting EMC interferences can affect adjacent modules because of the lack of spatial separation. Therefore, a compact filter on the circuit board with discrete components is often the best solution. A current-compensated choke with capacitors is the most efficient measure for the suppression of EMC interferences.

The DKIH-4 series is suitable for three phases AC and neutral wire applications from 10 A up to 50 A. The common mode chokes are also designed according IEC 60938 and are rated 600 VAC 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-4 has a wide temperature range of -40 °C to +100 °C. They are available with a standard pin configuration or customer specific ones. Variations in the winding are also available upon request.

Technical Data
– Rated voltage: 600 VAC
– Rated currents: 10 to 50 A at 40 °C
– Same dimensions and weight for ferrite and nanocrystalline versions
– customer specific 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 FMER SOL and FMCC SOL High Current Filters Benefits from Massive Weight Reduction

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FMER_FMCC

Schurter reduces the weight of the high current filters FMER SOL and FMCC SOL.  The successful AC and DC filter series with currents up to 2500 A have big housings and heavy weights. The product weight was significantly reduced with an optimized potting compound. In the FMER SOL series, filters with a rated current higher than 250 A are able to benefit from this weight reduction, while in the FMCC SOL series all variants do.

The FMER SOL filters are designed for rated currents from 25 A to 2300 A at 55°C ambient temperature, and voltages up to 1200 VDC. The filter series is suited for use on the DC side of the inverter in photovoltaic and other DC systems.

The very high performance FMCC SOL 3-phase high current filters are designed to handle currents from 150 to 2500 A at an ambient temperature of 50 °C. With a voltage rating of 520 VAC or 760 VAC, they can be used in all high performance systems such as inverters for photovoltaic and wind power systems. Despite their high performance, they feature a compact, lightweight design.

 

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Schurter Series 2570 – IEC Appliance Inlet C8

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The New and Inexpensive 2.5 A Appliance Inlet of the Type 2570 in Diverse Variants

2570 Series

The appliance inlet series of the type 2570 by SCHURTER provides diverse mounting variants and terminal options. Because of its cost effective design and the wide range of approval certificates for Europe, America and Asia, is the C8 inlet best suited for both industrial and consumer appliances.

The appliance connector for snap-in mounting is available with solder-, quick connect- or PCB-terminals. The PCB-terminals in combination with the sandwich mount are specially for the application on printed circuit boards. This way the board can be fully equipped and tested before being mounted. The mounting is done by introducing the connector into the back wall, and placing the appliance housing into the groove on the inlet.

Thanks to the use of rolled contact pins, the variants with solder or PCB terminals are very inexpensive and therefore suitable for consumer goods. Nevertheless do they comply with all the security requirements and are approved by all the relevant international standards.

Technical Data / Approvals
*  Ratings IEC/CCC 2.5 A / 250 VAC; 50 Hz
*  Ratings UL/CSA 2.5 A / 250 VAC; 60 Hz
7 A / 125 VAC; 60 Hz
*  Operating Temperature from -25 °C to 70 °C
*  Variants for Sandwich- or Snap-in Mounting
*  Solder-, Quick Connect- or PCB- Terminals

Application
With the complete approvals for Europe, America and China, as well as the low sales price, the 2570 Series can be sold to all industries. The Variants are applicable in medical-, audio- and industrial equipment.

 

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Schurter HCF Series, SMD Solid-State Fuse for the Most Demanding Applications

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HCF Series

Schurters’s new High Current Fuse, HCF, is an extremely robust SMD fuse, designed using solid-state / thin-film technology. The HCF is especially suited for use in particularly harsh applications, where the reliable interrupt of high currents is critical.

Schurters’s experience, acquired from the development of solid-state fuses for the space industry, and the cooperation with ESA, have led to the development of the HCF. The new HCF has a similar structure as the two ESA-certified types Schurter MGA-S and HCSF. Fuses used in Space applications meet the most rigorous performance requirements, with only the most advanced, most reliable technologies available. However, the intensive screening of each individual fuse, which is essential requirement for space applications, is not necessary with the HCF for non-Space applications. This leads to a substantial reduction in the cost per fuse.

Solid State / Thin Film Technology
In contrast to conventional fuses with a melting wire, the HCF has a metallic thin film layer. With this manufacturing technique, a metal layer is applied in conjunction with a so-called sputter. The two form on a glass substrate in an exact micrometer thickness. The resulting fuse element is enclosed with a ceramic housing, that guarantees the necessary stability and interrupt capacity. No harmful substances escape in solid or gaseous form during cutoff of the fuse. This technology also makes the SCHURTER HCF completely impermeable to potting compound, which can be used to achieve a hermetic seal e.g. for use in intrinsically safe applications according to ATEX and IECEx requirements.

High Breaking Capacity
The Schurter HCF has a high breaking capacity of up to 1000 A at 125 VAC resp. 125 VDC with fast response. It covers a rated current range from 5 A to 15 A.

Application Areas
Due to its robust design, the HCF fuse is particularly suited for applications which offer high reliability under particularly difficult conditions (thermal and mechanical shock, cycle endurance, etc.). Examples of possible applications: ATEX- and offshore oil and gas applications, equipment operated in sub-arctic regions, aviation electronics, and certain medical technology, where robust and space saving fuse performance is required. The temperature from -50 °C to 125 °C, as well as a vibration resistance – tested up to 1600g – make the HCF ideal for the most demanding high-performance applications under the most adverse conditions.

 

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Honeywell Announces New Valve Position Indicator For Use In Hazardous Locations

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VPX Series

Valve Position Indicator, VPX Series switches are built for outdoor use in potentially hazardous and explosive atmospheres. The enclosure of all VPX Series switches are constructed to withstand the pressure of an internal explosion. Flame paths cool the exploded gases to a point lower than the ignition temperature of the surrounding gas. The VPX Series models equipped with inductive proximity switches are have Intrinsically Safe (IS) ratings. The VPX Series carries global approvals and certifications allowing it to be used in applications in hazardous locations the world over.

As part of their standard features, the VPX series switches are designed with a rugged die-cast aluminum housing. This housing is weather sealed for outdoor use and complies with NEMA 4X requirements for protection against corrosion.

Though the design utilizes o-ring seals to make the enclosure rain tight, the o-rings are outside of required flame paths allowing explosion proof requirements to be maintained. The VPX series offers many configurations of color and angle options for visual indication.

*  With numerous environmental ratings (Ingress Protection and NEMA), the VPX Series is protected for a wide range of outdoor conditions
*  VPX Series is certified flame-proof, explosion-proof and Intrinsically Safe (optional), thereby making the product safe for potentially hazardous area applications

 

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Schurter MSM Multicolor Series Metal Line Switches

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Schurter expands its MSM Metal Line range with a pushbutton switch series capable of multiple illumination possibilities. The illumination provides a homogeneous quality in a ring illuminated style, or complete actuator area illumination. Status indication is possible in 7 different colors in a single product.

MSM Multicolor

The setting of the individual colors is particularly easy to realize by means of the wire connectors, which are conveniently coded. Three flat plug connectors are used to control the colors red, green and blue. By combining several flat plug connectors, the additive colors cyan, magenta, yellow or white can be created.

The new MSM Multicolor family offers the same diameters as the standard ring illuminated version in 19, 22 and 30 mm. The switches with area illumination use a scratch resistant ceramic actuator and have housings with diameters of 19 or 22 mm. Housings are made of robust stainless steel for both ring and area illuminated versions.

High seal protection and impact resistance ratings of IP67 and IK07, make the switches particularly suitable for use in equipment subjected to harsh environmental conditions, or applications that require protection from vandalism.

The MSM series provides a moving actuator, which is ideal for use in applications where both status indication and tactile feedback are desired. In addition to the MSM series, as well the MCS series also with a mechanical actuator, SCHURTER’s piezoelectric (PSE) and capacitive (CPS) switches include options for multicolor illumination. Through a complete offering, Schurter provides various technologies in metal line pushbutton switches for a host of specific applications.

Technical Data / Approvals
– Switching function: momentary
– Supply voltage: 24 VDC
– Switching voltage: max. 250 VAC / 30 VDC
– Switching current: max. 10 A / 100 mA
– Switching power: max. 2500 W / 3 W
– Resistance when open: > 100 MΩ
– Resistance when closed: < 30 mΩ / < 50 mΩ
– Actuation force: 4.5 N – IK protection: IK07
– IP protection: IP67
– Operating temperature: -25 °C to +85 °C

Application
– For indoor and outdoor applications
– Industrial applications
– White goods
– Commercial kitchen equipment
– Food industry
– Lab equipment
– Vendor and ticket machines
– Elevator control panels

 

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Finder Type 18.5K – KNX Presence and Movement Detector

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A new technological product has been added to the range of presence and movement detectors of Series 18: this is the type 18.5K detector with KNX technology.

Type 18.5D

 

The new movement sensor uses the reliable and tested detection technology that already characterizes the previous Series 18 detector models and is suitable for applications in building automation systems featuring the KNX standard.

Technical features:
Specifically designed to sense micro movements, this sensor is the ideal solution for the management of lighting systems in offices and work environments in general and schools.

The sensor lens has been developed to obtain higher sensitivity in the detection of micro movements and guarantees two reading and sensitivity areas, identified as
•a movement area, which is larger and covers an area of 8×8 m;
•a presence area, which is more important for detecting small movements, and covers an area of 4×4 m.

The type 18.5K movement and presence sensor is provided with 2 software outputs, one of which is controlled according to the light measured by the internal sensor (this function can be disconnected), and is also appropriate for particular types of systems where it is necessary to control both the lighting and the heating/air conditioning.

There is also a third software output that sends only movement information to the KNX Bus: thanks to specific software inputs, sensors can be networked in Master/Slave configuration. This functionality is particularly suitable for controlling large rooms.

Accessories included in the package:
The detector is supplied complete with supports that can be used for ceiling or suspended ceiling mounting and is powered directly by the KNX Bus.

 

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Wieland Electric Offers WST Series Cable Shield Terminals

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WST Series shielding terminals provide convenient grounding and interference immunity
for cables that require grounding shields

WST SeriesWieland Electric Inc., a leading global manufacturer of innovative electrical interconnect technology, has developed a series of cable shield terminals designed to provide simple, reliable, cable grounding connections. Designed to accommodate cable diameters from 8mm to 32mm, the fasis WST terminals provide vibration-proof grounding of shielded cables.

Constructed from hardened steel with high corrosion resistance, these durable terminals are available in configurations for mounting on busbars, TS35 DIN rail, C-profile rails, or direct screw-mounting on flat surfaces. The fasis WST Series shielding terminals are ideal for industrial machinery and power equipment that requires grounded cable shields.

“The fasis WST Series shielding terminals deliver low-impedance, large area grounding connections for shielded cables, facilitating immunity from interference in industrial and process networks, for fault-free factory operations,” said Martin Lalonde, application engineer at Wieland Electric. “Their practical design makes the WST ideal for retrofit and new applications. The ease of operation ensures that consistent and reliable ground connections are made during initial factory installations, field maintenance and service work.”

 

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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

TH381

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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