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SCHURTER Appliance Coupler Type IEC 60320-2-2 Typ J resp. L for Rated Currents up to 20A, in Screw or Snap-In Version for High Current Applications

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The new series 4797 completes the SCHURTER range of appliance couplers for up to 21 A with a unique variety of versions. The product 4797 consists of two versions for screw or snap-in mounting. The snap-in version was developed in response to customer demand for easier mounting and smaller fit over the screw type, which is especially important for gang mounting. It is available for panel thicknesses ranging from 0.8 up to 3.0 mm. Connection are made with quick connect terminals 6.3 x 0.8 mm, or solder tabs. The body is made from flame resistant thermoplastic UL94-V0 and the copper alloy connector tabs are lead free plated.


The appliance coupler is offered standard as type J according IEC 60320 –2-2 for protection class I applications (L/ N/ PE). A version protection class 2 version with connector type J (L/ N) is available on request. The products are approved for 16A 250 VAC @ 50/60 Hz according ENEC and for 20A 125/250 VAC @ 50/60 Hz according to cURus (USA & Canada). The 4797 outlets are suitable for use in applications according to IEC/EN 60950, providing a convenient solution for distributing power from racks to multiple pieces of equipment. They are also suited for use in outlet strips used for power distribution in household, offices and industrial environments. TYPE 4797.pdf


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CROUZET Solutions Integrate Perfectly In All Your Applications


Logic Controllers            Safety Relays          Electronic Timer Relays 

Control Relays                Temperature Controllers                Counters 

Crouzet has been accompanying our customers in the design and production of automation products, whatever the end application may be, for more than 30 years.

Crouzet places all its know-how at the disposal of its customers to answer customisation needs and adapt our products and the accessories. To guarantee that our products integrate perfectly in all equipment, Crouzet customises its products to any environment or application.

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From pure Research and Development to the simplest improvement to a standard product, we can offer you customised products while continuing to innovate : from specific connections for motors through specific functions developed for you on the MilleniumII+, Crouzet is at your service to listen to you and answer your need.

Across the globe, Crouzet places its technical and industrial know-how at our customers’ disposal to guarantee that our solutions integrate perfectly in all your applications.


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CML Innovative Technologies – LED Traffic Lights Results in Reduced Running Costs and Fewer Maintenance Calls


CML Innovative Technologies recently announced its new generation of traffic lights using latest LED technology. Featuring a lower power consumption than conventional signalling units, the new range of LED traffic lights also benefits from reduced running costs and heat generation, leading to longer unit life and fewer maintenance calls.

Available in both High Brite and High Flux versions the units come in 210mm or 300mm diameter format and offer a range of voltages (40V, 130V and 240V), making them suitable for signalling applications all across Europe.

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The new range of cost-effective LED traffic lights is not only designed for road traffic control but can also be used in a variety of other signalling applications such as railway, construction, airport, loading bays and overhead.

CML Innovative Technologies LED traffic lights are available in both large and small quantities to allow sampling on projects.


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CML Innovative Technologies Appoints New Distributor


CML Innovative Technologies are pleased to announce the appointment of specialist distributor, E. Preston (Electrical) Ltd, to its UK Franchised Distribution Network. 

E. Preston Electrical, a switch and electromechanical specialist, have built a sound reputation for their technical skills and attention to service and are expected to add more emphasis to design-ins within new market sectors, complementing the successful work being carried out by the existing network.

Stefan Keller, Director Global Marketing, commented; “New business is what every company is seeking and we believe with the addition of E. Preston Electrical our Network will bring additional growth.”

CML Innovative Technologies provides its customers with one-stop lighting solutions and uses state-of-the-art computer aided design to help customers develop innovative solutions at the earliest stages of every project.  The company can help refine customer concepts, develop specifications, create working prototypes; and with over 150 years of concept, design, and manufacturing experience, CML is uniquely qualified to serve the industries lighted component requirements. 


E. Preston Electrical have now added to their range the most comprehensive line of lighting components in the industry and communication with our partners is key to our mutual success.  CML look forward to having E. Preston Electrical part of our existing reputation for providing superior quality, reliability, value, and service.

March 2006


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Bulgin Buccaneer Circular Waterproof Connectors


A full range of IP68 rated environmentally sealed circular connectors designed to provide secure and safe connections in harsh or hostile conditions. The range consists of the miniature 400 Series, Mini, Standard and the heavy duty, high current 900 Series. With a wide choice of alternatives from 2 to 25 poles, BNC connections and screw, solder or crimp terminations, the Buccaneer series provide the answer to many design problems.

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Screw terminations ensure simple ‘field’ connection, whilst crimp terminations fulfil the requirement for fast and effective volume connections. Each range has flex cable connector, in-line flex cable connector and panel mounting connector options.

The Buccaneer range now includes data connections designed specifically for Ethernet and USB applications. The Ethernet Buccaneer is designed to Cat 5e requirements for data rates up to 100Mbs. The USB Buccaneer is designed to meet USB version 2.0 specification for data rated up to 480Mbs.

The Buccaneer series find numerous applications either in external or internal environments where protection against the ingress of dust and moisture is a system requirement.


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E-T-A, Electronic Circuit Breakers Provides Circuit Protection and Remote Switching for Telecom Systems

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E-T-A Circuit Breakers has introduced a new remotely controllable electronic circuit breaker for protecting and monitoring systems in the telecommunications industry. It can be used for the negative switching of loads on –48V DC power supply systems.  Major application areas include power distribution systems, exchange and transmission technology, and mobile telephone base stations.

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The new E-T-A ESS60T Electronic Circuit Breaker is available in a range of current ratings, from 5A up to 60A, to provide circuit protection and remote switching/resetting. Designed for installation in 19″ rack systems, it features an integral ON/OFF button, allowing manual reset, and an LED status indicator. The overcurrent protection capability reliably prevents destruction of electronic components or load lines during switch-on of capacitive loads or through an overload or short circuit. In the event of a short circuit, it is also designed to eliminate short-term high currents which could cause an undesired voltage dip in the power supply or in the power distribution system, thus avoiding consequent system crashes.

The ESS60T features an integral RS232 serial interface to allow re-programming of set overcurrent and undervoltage parameters to match changing circuit conditions. By this means the overcurrent threshold can be adjusted, and the undervoltage threshold can be adjusted between –36V DC and –48V DC to facilitate a priority-based load shedding capability in the event of failure of the mains power. The serial interface also enables ON/OFF switching from a remote location, as well as the ability to remotely reset the load circuit. The ESS60T meets the requirements of the European EMC directive.

E-T-A offers a wide range of power distribution systems, racks and circuit protection solutions for the telecommunications industry, as well as offering racks or sub-assemblies, wired and pre-fitted with circuit breakers, electronic power controllers and other components customised to meet specific requirements.

These products are highlighted in a new 20-page brochure ‘E-T-A Communication’, available free from E-T-A at This covers products used in exchange and transmission technology as well as mobile telephone base stations. It emphasises the complete system solutions and explains the advantages of E-T-A circuit breakers, including their space saving, the ability to ‘hot swap’, and the local/remote re-set capability. Along with descriptions of 20 products it also lists their typical applications.


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E-T-A, Modular Power Distribution Rail for Control Cabinets

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Ideal unit for E-T-A 8345 hot-swappable CBEs in telecomms and other industrial applications

E-T-A Circuit Breakers has introduced a new, compact, modular power distribution system suitable for rack mounting to handle currents up to 125A per channel. When populated with E-T-A circuit breakers, it facilitates rapid start-up and re-configuration of complex systems without downtime.

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The E-T-A X8345-D01 Power Distribution System is a 2U-height rail system designed for fitting into 19″/23″ or ETSI racks. Its modular design allows customer-specific and economic configurations in telecommunications and transport industries, for power supplies, switchgear, instrumentation and process control applications. It accepts the plug-in E-T-A type 8345 circuit breakers which can be specified to handle from 0.05A up to 125A each and which offer group signalisation. A complete X8345-D01 module will handle 600A in total. Systems can be extended or re-configured without powering down as X8345 circuit breakers are hot-swappable. Live parts in the plug-in area of the load terminals are protected against brush contact to IP20. 

In combination with the toggle switch, hydraulic-magnetic type X8345 circuit breakers, the X8345-D01 rack is ideal for telecommunications control cabinets. They provide a comprehensive power distribution system to protect wireless or wireline equipment, whether for switching technology, transfer mode systems, network access technology or mobile radio systems.

The E-T-A 8345 magnetic circuit breaker for equipment (CBE) is a fully approved circuit breaker for telecommunications equipment, plant control systems, the rail industry and other applications where reliable protection in a compact package is essential. The 125A maximum rating is 25A higher than the industry norm, allowing designers to increase power output without consuming valuable rack space. The product is fully approved to UL489, UL1077 and EN 60934, requiring the circuit breaker to be fit for purpose after interrupting a short circuit at its maximum specified fault rating. Thus, an extra measure of protection for expensive electrical equipment is assured, reducing costly downtime caused by power interruption.

E-T-A offers a wide range of power distribution systems, racks and circuit protection solutions for the telecommunications industry, as well as offering racks or sub-assemblies, wired and pre-fitted with circuit breakers, electronic power controllers and other components customised to meet specific requirements.

These products are highlighted in a new 20-page brochure ‘E-T-A Communication’, available free from E-T-A at  This covers products used in exchange and transmission technology as well as mobile telephone base stations. It emphasises the complete system solutions and explains the advantages of E-T-A circuit breakers, including their space saving, the ability to ‘hot swap’, and the local/remote re-set capability. Along with descriptions of 20 products it also lists their typical applications.


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E-T-A, Compact, Electronic, Non-Contact, Level Sensor and Monitor

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High Reliability even with Aggressive Media

E-T-A Circuit Breakers has introduced a new, tube sensor for non-contact, long-life detection and signalling of MIN or MAX liquid levels. Easily snap-fitted to a tube, the TLS100 features solid state circuitry to provide extremely precise and reliable operation for complex or sophisticated applications in process industries such as food, chemicals and pharmaceuticals as well as with medical equipment.

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The compact E-T-A TLS100 Tube Sensor is a non-contact, capacitive sensor providing reliable limit-value monitoring over a long life span. It is designed to easily clip onto a tube or pipe, enabling monitoring of water and similar low viscosity liquids, aggressive or not. Two mounting lugs also enable additional local fixing for security. The tubes can be of plastic or glass with up to a 4mm wall thickness. Clips can be specified for tube diameters of 10mm, 15mm or 25mm. Even containers with difficult designs can be monitored by means of a simple by-pass tube.

The TLS100 has a micro-controller at its core to control key functions such as switch point, MIN or MAX monitoring and response delay. Adjustment is via a 15-step potentiometer on the body of the sensor. The solid state circuitry ensures extremely precise, reliable operation with minimal maintenance, thanks to the absence of moving parts. Running from a 12V DC or 24V DC supply, it offers a short-circuit and overload-proof plus or minus switching output signal of up to 1A. The supply and signalling lead is optionally built-in or plugged in.


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E-T-A Products Gain Achilles Link-Up Qualification for the Rail Industry

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Achilles Link-Up Scheme enables supply and overhaul of electrical components, general enclosures and electrical/electronic equipment (including modules).

E-T-A Circuit Breakers, designer and manufacturer of a broad range of electro-mechanical and electronic products for circuit protection, switching and control, is pleased to announce its recent inclusion in the Achilles Link-Up Qualification Scheme. Link-up is the UK rail industry supplier qualification scheme, providing a single common registration, qualification and audit process for suppliers.

E-T-A Circuit Breakers has met all the demanding criteria required by the Achilles Link-Up Qualification Scheme in order to be included to supply and overhaul electrical components, general enclosures and electrical/electronic equipment, including modules. The qualification scheme supported by Network Rail and over 80 other Rail companies in the UK is an initiative implemented to comply with the EU Utilities Directive, Group Standards (including GM/RT2450) and the EU Utilities Directive (where this is applicable), and to support the Supplier Development Policies of Rail Companies who subscribe to the scheme. More information can be found at 

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E-T-A manufactures a range of products suitable for the rail industry for refurbishment projects and for new applications in surface and underground rolling stock. These include the versatile 3120-F7 rocker switches with integral, precision circuit breakers. These attractive, ergonomically-styled products are ideal for passenger use, for example for the frequent on-off switching of lights and heaters, at the same time providing accurate overcurrent protection. The fully approved E-T-A 8345-DC110V circuit breaker is believed to be the only product of its kind which is backed up with full test data for 110V DC usage with the highest fume classification. It can be used in F0 locations in passenger carriages. The product is backed by full test data to international standards to withstand vibration, shock, corrosion, humidity and 5000A rupture capacity at 110V DC.


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EMC Easy – Schurter's New Short-Form Catalogue

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For the first time Schurter’s entire range of EMC solutions is available in a single reference; the new EMC short-form catalogue. Buyers can now easily select from possibly the most comprehensive EMC component range available from one manufacturer, encompassing Schurter’s IEC connector ‘power entry modules’, block filters, chokes, pulse transformers and power stage driver modules.

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The simple selector chart structure of the EMC short-form catalogue allows for comparison of the components attributes and specifications. Additional information on all of the Schurter range is available on, which, in keeping with Schurter’s open information policy contains approvals, lead-free roadmaps, CAD models, drawings, distributors links, and stock-checks, to ensure designing in Schurter is designing in simplicity.

The Power entry modules section of the catalogue contains interconnected multi-functional IEC connector components with fuse holders, voltage selectors and line filters. A separate section presents line filters for 1 and 3-phase systems, and is supported by extensive general information about line filter design and selection.

Linear, magnetically compensated, saturating and ground-wire chokes find their use in power electronics (frequency converters, stepper motor drives, ups-systems, power supplies etc.). They are within the range of 0.4 up to 50A and have an inductance range of 0.1 up to 60mH.

The pulse transformers section has been specially developed for the control of semiconductor devices in power electronics. Application possibilities include triggering Thyristors, Triacs, power transistors and IGBTs. The Power Stage Driver Module has been developed for driving power IGBT or MOSFET transistors in a safe, reliable and easy way.


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