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Hylec Products Review

Best-Selling Debox In-Line Tool-Free Cable Junction Box, Waterproof Connectors, Enclosures, PCB Hardware and More

Hylec-APL is a market leader in the manufacture and supply of electrical and electro-mechanical components to major OEMs and CEMs, wholesalers, and specialist & catalogue distributors. Hylec-APL’s innovative, extensive and patented product portfolio includes Debox in-line junction boxes, isolator switches, enclosures (stainless steel, steel & ABS), water and weatherproof connectors, cable glands, terminal blocks, fuse holders and many others marketed under the brand names Debox and Hylec. A British company established for over 30 years, Hylec-APL is focussed on developing strong, long-term business partnerships with its customers, distributors, wholesalers and partners through its all-pervasive service culture, an active and knowledgeable field sales force, and a large inventory of available parts.

Hylec Debox S and SL make installers and contractors’ lives easier and save hours of installation time by including everything installers need to join flat or round profile cables, including a UL and VDE-approved 4-pole terminal block. On a typical commercial lighting project, saving a few minutes on each cable join means speedier overall installation and lower costs.

Hylec weather and waterproof electrical connectors that have been used in some interesting projects, including re- illuminating Blackfriars Bridge in London and Pavegen flooring technology which converts kinetic energy from footsteps into off-grid electricity and has been used in public outdoor locations around the world. The TeeTube range includes the IP68/IP69K TH381 Series micro connector, only 14mm in diameter, ideal for 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.

Hylec’s range of PCB terminal blocks and fuse holders probably boast the best quality/price ratio currently on the market. This year’s new additions include the new screwless push wire TLM Series in multiple pitches to optimize board design, as will pillar terminal blocks and high temperature terminal blocks.

Enclosures are another product area that Hylec has years of expertise in designing and marketing inlcuding the IP-66-rated DN junction box enclosures that include a 35mm DIN rail and mounting screws for simpler mounting of terminal blocks, relays and connectors. The DN range carries multiple slots for vertical PCB mounting, making this product an excellent and flexible choice for both electrical and electronic applications, as it is totally dust tight and provides protection against water jets, waves and rain. This exceptional robustness also extends to meet the IK08 impact standard.

 

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Hylec Launches New TLM Series Screwless Push Wire PCB Terminal Blocks

Hylec-APL, the specialist supplier of electrical components and enclosures, has announced the extended TLM Series of screwless PCB terminal blocks. Needing no special tools, the TLM Series offers fast connection for wire sizes between 0.05mm² and 8.37mm² and are shock-resistant. Devices within the TLM Series are available in multiple styles and pitches to offer designers optimum flexibility in design and the possibility of saving valuable PCB real estate.

Just a short description of a few of the terminal blocks within the TLM Series illustrates the breadth of this comprehensive series. The TLM250C is available from 2-pole, has a sprung screwless push wave design with long pin close to the side cover. On a 2.50mm pitch, rated voltage is 250V, rated current 2A and minimum wire size AWG20. The TLM250D models are the short pin close to side cover equivalent, again rated for 2A/250V. The TLM900R is also available from 2-pole, with a sprung screwless pushbutton wave horizontal 2.54mm pitch design which is end stackable. Rated voltage is 150V, rated current 2A, with wire sizes 26 – 20AWG (0.2/0.5mm²). An equivalent vertical model, the TLM900V is available too. On a 3.50mm pitch, the TLM002C and TLM002D are 2 pole spring screwless pushbutton Wave designs with either long pin close to side cover or short pin close to side cover. The single row, design is rated 250V, 2A, with a wiring orientation of 135 degrees wire to board. The TLM-302R screwless push button design on a 5.08mm pitch offers rated voltage of 300V and rated current of 10A in 20 – 14 AWG size. The design is 180 degrees wire to board.

Three new 300V 15A devices with 2 – 24 poles, designated TLM-203B, have now been added to the TLM Series which will continue to be expanded, with new models currently in development. The three new TLM-230B models are available in 5.00mm, 7.50mm and 10.mm pitches, with rated voltages of 300V, rated current of 15A for wire ranges between 28-12AWG(0.2-2.5mm²).

Suitable for through-hole mounting and in pushbutton Wave and tool-operated variants, Hylec’s screwless push wire PCB terminal blocks are available in green, with some styles also available in grey, black and orange. Hylec also supplies matching green and black fuse holders.

 

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Hylec’s Comprehensive Range of PCB Terminal Blocks, PCB Fuse Holders & PCB DIN Rail Supports

Hylec’s comprehensive range of PCB terminal blocks is suitable for virtually every application.

Enabling secure transmission of signals, data and power to PCBs, Hylec’s wide range of terminal blocks feature a space-saving connection method ideal for multiple OEM applications in consumer, processing and industrial applications. In virtually every type and style, as well as standard though-hole mounting and wire protected designs, there are plug & socket (right-angled and vertical), board-to-board (pluggable) and screwless, push-wire terminal blocks, plus rising clamp PCB terminal blocks in single, double and triple-decker styles which save valuable board space.

Manufacturers can also find a comprehensive range of PCB fuse holders and PCB DIN rail supports at Hylec. The PCB fuse holders and cover are available in green and black, on industry-standard 22.6mm pitch. Compact and UL- and VDE-approved, they are available at very competitive prices. As a result of the structure and design of the tool, Hylec DIN rail mounting PCB supports offer a superior degree of rigidity compared to most others available on the market, and are available in a greater range of sizes.

 

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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’s Debox SL, the UK’s First 100% Tool-Less In-Line Junction Box

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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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Finder’s New Masterlin System of Push-In Relay Interface Modules

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MasterlineGet a grip on panel installations with Finder’s new MasterIn system of push-in relay interface modules. Finder’s latest advancement provides a high performance, screwless system that allows panel designers and installers to save precious time and money.

When challenged head-to-head, the push-in terminal technology outperformed the conventional installation method— a whopping 80 per cent faster than manual screw drivers, and 25 per cent faster than electric screw drivers.

The MasterIn System also demonstrates better clamping performance under vibration and movement than its screw-in rivals.

Jumper links allow quick connections and separate test points add to the flexibility of the system and are further reasons to choose the new Finder interface range.

The MasterIN System incorporates the existing 39, 48, 4C and 58 Series Finder Relay Interface Modules, and caters for a wide range of applications including industrial automation, building management systems and electrical control panels.

 

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Hylec DEBOX – The Only In-Line Junction Box You May Ever Need

Hylec-APL launches its new DEBOX junction box. The virtually tool-less design facilitates installation faster than the leading competitor and offers greater flexibility. For use in internal applications in a variety of different industries, but especially in the lighting sector, it will reduce time on-site and in turn reduce the overall costs of installation.

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The DEBOX features:
•   4 Pole, 24 amp, 4mm terminal block supplied as standard.
•   Can be used with screwless terminals, Kwik-Wire commoning terminals or IDC connectors
•   Can accommodate flat or round profile cables
•   Polypropylene UL 94 V2 material
•   Fixing pin clips the lid in place quickly and effectively
•   Two mounting ears for secure external fastening
•   Virtually tool-less assembly

 

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Finder 39 Series MasterINTERFACE: Now with “Push-In” Terminations

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The 39 Series MasterINTERFACE, next-generation interface has extended its range with the addition of models featuring “push-in” terminals – the innovative connector system which allows the direct entry of solid wires without the need to open the clamp.

As with the screw terminal models, the extended range consists of 5 types, all available with electromechanical relays (1 changeover contact 6 A) or with solid state relays (1 NO 2A at 24 V DC or 230 V AC):

•    Master BASIC (code 39.01 relay, 39.00 SSR)
•    Master PLUS (code 39.61 relay, 39.60 SSR)
•    Master INPUT (code 39.71 relay, 39.70 SSR)
•    Master OUTPUT (code 39.51 relay, 39.50 SSR)
•    Master TIMER (code 39.91 relay, 39.90 SSR)

Each type will be available with the same input voltage versions as the current models with screw terminals, although both 
screw and push-in types will now offer the following additional versions:

MasterBASIC – with AC 110 … 125V AC/DC (using new sockets: 93.61.0.125 and 93.60.0.125)
MasterINPUT – compatible with the sensors with current less than 100 mA (using new sockets 93.64.7.024 and 93.67.7.024).

All 39 Series accessories (ie. the output fuse module 093.63, the 093.16 jumper links in Blue, Red and Black, the 093.60 separator and the 093.68.14.1 “MasterADAPTER”) can be used with the new sockets.

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The Wieland Terminal selos – New Generation

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With selos New Generation, Wieland, the inventor of secure electrical connection technology, is launching an innovative version of the Wieland terminal block with screw connection on the market.

selos – Simple and Secure Connection
With its selos line, Wieland Electric has developed a series of rail terminal blocks that combines many user-friendly characteristics in a single product, giving the user decisive advantages in terms of flexibility, economy and reliability. The selos series of products combines the classic screw connection with modern connection technology, with the focus on customer benefits and increased efficiency when working. The essential features of selos include a secure and maintenance-free connection, optimized and time-saving handling as well as noticeably reduced costs for logistics.

Regardless of whether a single solid-conductor wire or multi-stranded wire is used and whether a wire end ferrule is present or not, selos provides a simple and secure electrical connection. Thanks to the large amount of terminal space, universal connection and easy expansion through use of multi-wire connections are possible at any time. At the same time, the proven Wieland screw connection technology guarantees a secure, maintenance-free and long-lasting connection. The special clamping element design with its single-lead thread ensures high quality and uniform connection even when rewiring and reconnecting. Its small size is an additional benefit of selos: a result of the uniform and optimized design as well as the considerably fewer number of accessories.

Plug & Play Even with DIN rail Screw Terminal Blocks
You save valuable time with selos during assembly and wiring thanks to the simple and screwless ground blocks as well as the plug-in connecting links and adapters.  All terminals blocks in the series feature a two-row, plug-in jumpering channel. This permits variable potential distribution through use of a chain arrangement, since any number of plug-in jumpers can be connected in succession as necessary. In addition, the use of standard variants permits cost savings for inventory.

Fully Compatible with Wieland Accessories
selos has been designed to mesh seamlessly with Wieland accessories, which share a uniform configuration and may be used throughout the line. The user has the choice of any Wieland connection technology – while being able to use time-tested accessories. The extremely rugged jumpering elements deserve special attention. The intelligent design guarantees a secure connection even when it is subjected to vibrations, allows easy adaptation to a variety of different applications and provides a reliable connection even under the harshest ambient conditions.

The Wieland Identification System Ensures a Clear Orientation
The Wieland identification system can be used to label all terminal locations. Unambiguous assignment of wire to terminal location when wiring is assured at all times and simplifies troubleshooting, even while wires are connected. The clear legibility and secure attachment of the identification tags provide a convincing solution.  The Wieland identification tags join the terminal blocks into solid unit on the mounting rail. The wiemarc identification system is available for customer-specific labels.  The identification tag holders – ideal for service and maintenance – guarantee individual labeling with only a few items without the use of complex labeling devices. Moreover, selos allows you to identify entire rows of terminal blocks in a single step through use of continuous strips.

A Wide Variety of Designs
selos is available as feed-through and ground blocks with two, three or four locations for each potential, as disconnect blocks as well as multitier blocks for different wiring tasks within a confined space. In addition, the selos product family includes function blocks with a wide variety of diode circuits, fuse blocks and diverse application- specific special terminals such as instrument transformer isolating terminals. selos has been designed for use in machinery and plant construction as well as installation in buildings.

selos Technical Data to EN 60947-7:
Design cross-section 2.5 to 240 mm²
Rated current of up to 415 A
Rated voltage of up to 1000 V

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Hylec-APL Steatite Ceramic Terminal Blocks for Very High Temperature Applications

Hylec-APL has introduced a new comprehensive range of Steatite ceramic terminal blocks which are ideal for wire termination in demanding high temperature applications.

The Steatite ceramic terminal blocks have several characteristics which make them advantageous over existing porcelain ceramic products. These include higher density, better bending/compression strength, greater elasticity, higher dielectric strength and being non-flammable and temperature resistant with dimensional stability up to 1,000˚C.

*  The terminal blocks are suitable for use in applications with continuous temperatures of up to 350˚C.
*  Range is available with two or three poles and in a choice of sizes.
*  Steatite terminal blocks include screw mounting holes which are M3, M3.5 or M4 in size.
*  Steatite, or soapstone, can be easily shaped and its electrical characteristics make it ideal as an insulator or housing for electrical components.
*  The range complements Hylec’s existing line of polyamide and polypropylene products.

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