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Hylec Launches New Versatile Debox 11 Junction Box

Debox 11 IP66/IP67-Rated Surface-Mounted Electrical Junction Box for Exterior and Interior Projects: Features 8 x M20 threaded membrane entry points; 2x additional base entry points; five x 3-lever screwless connectors included.

Hylec-APL, the specialist manufacturer and supplier of electrical and electronic components, announces the launch of Debox 11, a versatile and robust IP66/IP67-rated surface-mounted junction box with a total of ten cable entries and five 3–way lever connectors. Specifically designed for interior or exterior use on projects such as exterior lighting, outbuildings and anywhere exposed to water or dust ingress such as industrial environments, Debox 11 is the latest junction box to join Hylec’s innovative and highly-successful multi-million unit selling Debox family. Like the rest of the Debox junction box family, Debox 11 saves electrical professionals installation time with its thoughtful, ergonomic design.

Debox 11 features ten cable entry points – two on each side and a further two in the base of the box. All have soft membrane covers, giving a quick puncture-entry self-sealing system rated to IP66. The eight side-entry points also have a M20 size threaded entry for cable glands, with no requirement for an internal locknut, giving a higher protection rating of IP67.

Wires are easily and quickly connected into the five x 3-lever screwless connectors which are supplied with Debox 11. Minimum cable diameter is 3mm, maximum 12mm. Voltage maximum is 400V, 32A. Internally the five connectors are held securely by moulded mountings. Also should the application require a PCB, Debox 11 has four PCB fixing posts in the base to take a PCB mounting plate. After inserting the wires, the Debox 11 lid is securely fastened with two included captive lid screws.

For secure external fixing, Debox 11 offers two alternative convenient mounting methods: for internal fixing, there are four screw fixing points in the corners (which do not pierce the housing and therefore do not compromise the IP rating); or for external fixing, there are two unique fixing lugs located on the sides, which preclude the need for external mounting fixtures.

The robust Debox 11 housing is manufactured from black, RAL9003 flame-retardant, impact-resistant polypropylene and is rated for use in temperatures ranging from -30degC to +100degC. Dimensions are 85mm wide x 85mm deep x 53mm high.

 

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Hylec’s Range of Door Enclosures, Cable Glands, Connectors, Junction Boxes, Control Stations & Isolators

Vast range of High-Quality Control Stations, Motor Control Gear, Terminal Blocks, Weatherproof Connectors, Specialist enclosures for Industrial Applications

Hylec offers an extensive range of lockable door enclosures in ABS flame-retardant plastic, stainless steel, galvanised steel and aluminium. Models are rated IP65, IP66, IP67, IP68, IK08 and IK10 and the steel range comes with a 3-year corrosion warranty. Providing protection for many installations in industrial environments including those exposed to hazards including dust, water jets, spray chemicals, petrochemicals, the enclosures are all available in a very wide range of sizes and are supplied complete with back plates and mounting brackets.

There is probably no other UK manufacturer with a wider cable gland range than Hylec. Over 2,000 products in multiple materials including nylon, nickel-plated brass and stainless steel – all in metric and PG sizes – are complemented by a wide range of accessories of all types. Perfect Series cable glands include railway-certified Pa6 V-0 and ATEX-certified explosion-proof ranges. Best-selling Kwik Fix cable glands provide a rapid, secure and watertight connection into enclosures and panels: one turn of the polyamide body gives an IP68-rated connection. No special tools are needed, assembly is from one side only with no separate lock nut required.

The Weatherproof range of electrical connectors are rated up to IP68/IP69K and have an outstanding track record in multiple projects worldwide, include major bridge illuminations, public fountain installations, signage at outside sporting events and sluice gate controls on major rivers. Impact resistant (IK08/IK10), vibration resistant, saline-and-flame resistant, the Weatherproof connector family includes micro and other connectors in 2 to 8 pole versions. Weatherproof connectors can be panel mounted to products, which can simplify and speed up installation.

Completely new is the Debox 11, the latest member of Hylec’s innovative Debox junction box family. For interior or exterior use, Debox 11 is a versatile and robust IP66/IP67-rated surface-mounted junction box with ten cable entries and includes five 3 way lever connectors. This is the latest junction box to join the innovative and highly-successful multi-million unit selling Debox family, all designed for ergonomic, time-saving installation.

When it comes to choosing the right terminal block for your application, there are literally hundreds of different options to choose from.

Control stations are vital in industrial settings. Hylec’s range covers four functional areas: emergency stop stations; dual-push on-off buttons in one housing; selector switches in on/off twistable and a key lockable version; flush button stations in separate or combined on/off control or forward/reverse. All Hylec control stations are housed in high impact-resistant, flame-retardant ABS. Various accessories and customised products are also offered. Hylec’s range of motor control gear products includes motor starters, DEC Series 3 pole contactors (AC3), DETH Series thermal overload relays and DECA Series auxiliary contact and mechanical interlock modules. The enclosed, non-reversing DOL motor starters are IP65 rated and CE approved, supplied with wall/panel mounting screws and complete with threaded cable gland entry. They are wired ready for use with a thermal overload relay and suit applications including woodworking, dust-collecting and metal recycling machinery.

Ensuring safety in industrial environments by providing fast electrical isolation for machinery, power supplies, security equipment and HVAC installations, Hylec’s range of IP66-rated AC and DC rotary Isolator control switches have the best price/performance ratio currently available on the UK market.

 

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Hylec 36-Pole PCB Terminal Block for OEM Applications

Professional rising clamp terminals with 2 cable entry, rated 250V/24A. Snaps into different lengths – ideal for R & D work and short production runs

A new 36-pole strip-style PCB terminal block from Hylec-APL can easily be snapped into different lengths at any position by hand or with a blunt knife to suit OEM requirements. It is particularly useful and cost-effective for R&D projects and short production runs. This convenient and high quality 36-pole terminal block features professional rising clamp terminals and is rated 24A/250VAC.

Manufactured from UL94-0 flame-retardant polycarbonate, the 36-pole terminal block has zinc-plated steel rising clamps designed to accept solid or stranded cable from 0.2mm to 3.6mm². It features tinned, nickel-plated brass pins/terminals with guided pin alignment and anti-solder wicking to ensure correct and clean connections. Recommended PCB hole is 1.3mm in diameter.

Electrical characteristics are: dielectric strength ≥ 2.5kV and 4kV impulse withstand voltage. Working temperature qualification is 100degC.

 

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Hylec DFH02 Plastic PCB Fuse Holder

New DFH02 plastic PCB fuse holder with optional transparent insulation cover from Hylec for PCB and thru-hole mounting

Vertical orientation; 22.6mm pitch, UL94V-2 polycarbonate cover

Hylec-APL, the specialist supplier of electrical components and enclosures, has launched a new 5mm x 20mm PCB fuse holder, the DFH02, for either PCB or thru-hole mounting. The DFH02 features a transparent insulation cover which provides protection for the fuse and makes installation and removal simple. This style of fuse holder is the most popular and best-selling type of fuse holder on the market.

Suitable for use in all types of circuits, Hylec’s DFH02 PCB fuse holders provide a secure and safe method for mounting fuses on all types of PCBs and eliminate the problems associated with using fuse clips on a PCB. Easier to install than fuse clips, DFH02 fuse holders are also low-cost and ensure a reliable electrical and mechanical connection.

The 22.6mm pitch DFH02 can be mounted direct to the PCB in horizontal orientation or thru-hole mounted for vertical orientation. Electrical rating is 6.3A at 250VAC maximum.

The base material is thermoplastic, PA66 glass-filled, offering mechanical strength and excellent dimensional stability. It meets UL94V-0 flame-retardancy standards. The transparent insulation cover is rated UL94-V2.

Dimensions of the DFH02 base are: 13.5mm high off the PCB, width 9.0mm, 22.0mm long. Pin pitch is 22.6mm. Total height with cover off the PCB is 15.0mm.

 

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Hylec Launches the New Debox SM40

New Debox SM40 fits inside 40mm ceiling apertures – the smallest in-line junction box on the market. Ideal for LED lighting installations; supplied complete with 4-pole terminal block; flame-retardant housing

Hylec-APL, the specialist supplier of electrical components and enclosures, announces the launch of the new Debox SM40, the smallest 4-pole junction box available on the market, specifically designed to fit inside the smaller 40mm ceiling apertures of today’s ranges of ceiling downlights. Measuring only 80mm wide x 35mm deep and 25mm high – 50% smaller than the Debox S by cubic volume – Debox SM40 is the newest addition to Hylec’s very successful Debox family of in-line junction boxes for electrical contractors and electricians.

 

Debox SM40 saves electrical contractors time during installations, particularly on lighting projects. Despite its small size, the Debox SM40 offers generous cable management space internally and can be wired in seconds. Using Debox SM40 simply requires the installer to insert the cables into the 4-pole terminal block and tighten the terminal screws, lower the tool-less cable clamps and secure the lid with the supplied locking clip. The locking clip can only be opened with a tool, which complies with current regulations. Debox SM40 is supplied with a spare locking clip, so that should it need to be re-opened subsequent to initial fitting, it can be re-secured with the second locking clip. There are multiple fix-to-surface options, including using the detachable external fixing lugs found on either side of the Debox

Debox SM40 is supplied complete with all components, including a 4-pole terminal block suitable for round cables, maximum 24A. The housing is white thermoplastic, flame-retardant to UL94V-0, and Debox SM40 is also compliant with BS EN 60598-1 requirements (Glow Wire Test to 650degC.) and the EN 60670-22 Pull Test.

 

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Hylec TeeTube Weatherproof Connectors

The very popular range of TeeTube weatherproof connectors for exterior use assures electrical connection in harsh environmental conditions.

The range includes IP68/IP69K models that can be permanently submerged under water and withstand high pressure water jets as well as dirt and dust. TeeTubes have been installed in major projects including illuminating major river bridges, illuminating billboards at sporting events and public water features. They suit a wide range of applications, including architectural lighting, street lighting, underwater lighting, illumination of road signs and billboards and the connection of interior and exterior Class 2 electrical devices.

 

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Hylec Terminal Blocks for Specialist Applications

Broad range of specialist terminal blocks for OEM consumer and industrial/commercial ovens, cookers, washing machines, driers, dishwashers

Finding the right terminal blocks for specialist applications operating at high temperatures can present a challenge for designers, especially those designing the latest models of consumer and commercial/industrial ovens, including the large range cookers that have become so popular in recent years. A specialist range of products developed specifically for commercial and domestic appliances that operate at high heat is now available at Hylec-APL, the specialist supplier of electrical components and enclosures.

Screw to tab terminal block models with between 2 and 7 poles are available in the FV Series, which operates at temperatures from – 5degC to +150degC. Voltage is 450V, and current between 25A and 41A depending model. There are devices in the FV Series designed to suit ceramic hobs, electric hobs, ovens and gas hobs, motors and pumps, as well as general appliances.

The PA Family of terminal blocks with integrated cable clamps includes Series PA84 that offers an earth bracket version and a fuse holder version, both available with or without screws. Rated at 450V, 16A, working temperature ranges from -5degC to +110degC. These models suit small appliances for the domestic market, as well as professional appliances. For gas hobs, PA299 and PA299C are snap-in fixing on chassis terminal blocks with integrated cable clamps, earth brackets and RF filter and can withstand working temperatures of +125degC.

Terminal boxes for gas hobs, electric hobs, ovens and industrial applications are available in multiple styles including Series PA309 with integrated cable clamp and earth bracket for gas hobs, and Series PA233SN with an integrated cable clamp and grounding plate for electric hobs and ovens. The devices are IP30 rated and VDE approved.

 

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Hylec launches Debox SL2: The First 5 Pole Screwless In-Line Junction Box

The first 5 pole screwless in line junction box on the market with 5 approved 32A lever connectors; supplied with all components for completely tool-free faster installation

Hylec-APL, the specialist supplier of electrical components and enclosures, has announced the launch of Debox SL2, a completely tool-free in-line junction box which comes complete with five approved lever connectors. Debox SL2 is the smallest junction box with five poles on the market and the only product supplied complete with 5 screw free terminals: each individual 32A lever connector can take up to three conductors. Debox SL2 saves professional electrical contractors valuable time and makes installation easier for smaller and larger internal wiring jobs, as everything needed is supplied with the box and there is no need to use a screwdriver to securely join wires. Thanks to its design, Debox SL2 ends the frustration of dropping tiny screws on the floor, which then have to be retrieved, or not having required components on hand.

A first to the market from Hylec, Debox SL2 is a registered design and suitable for joining either flat or round profile cable with a minimum conductor size of 0.5mm and a maximum of 2.5mm. It is simple to use – after inserting cables and closing the levers, the lid of the box is simply snapped shut and secured with the butterfly clip supplied. To enable the Debox SL2 to be re-opened requires a tool, which complies with current regulations.

Safety is always paramount for electrical components and the Debox range, including the new Debox SL2, is flame retardant to UL940V 0 and conforms to the EN60598-1 (13.2.2) Glow Wire Test. Debox SL2 measures a compact 116mm x 45mm x 33mm and is manufactured from white polypropylene. With a temperature rating of -20degC to +85degC, it is maintenance free and suitable for all internal applications.

Debox SL2 joins the other highly successful Debox in-line junction box products, Debox SL and Debox S. Debox SL, which has four lever connectors, was the first 100% tool less / screwless in line junction box available on the UK market and has since sold in the millions of units.

 

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Hylec-APL – Steatite High Temperature Terminal Blocks Range

Hot Applications need High Temp Ceramic up to 1,000 degC STEATITE Terminal Blocks

A range of terminal blocks that can withstand extreme temperatures is available at Hylec-APL, the specialist supplier of electrical components and enclosures. Steatite High Temperature Terminal Blocks are dimensionally stable up to 1,000 degC. They suit applications such as boilers, water heaters, cookers, injection moulding machines, and other uses where connections are required around heating/heating and hot water equipment.

The Steatite High Temperature Terminal Blocks range offers robust ceramic construction with nick-plated brass inserts and zinc-plated steel screws. The range is available in two variants, with and without steel inserts. The standard range offers ten different models: two single pole versions to suit 4mm² and 10mm² standard conductor sizes with maximum current of 32A and 41A ; three 2-pole models, with the larger device suitable for up to 57A maximum current; three 3-pole models (32A, 41A and 57A maximum current) and two 4-pole versions (32A and 41A). They are off-white in colour.

Steatite Ceramic Terminal Blocks with steel inserts offer additional strength and stability. Four models are available: a two pole and a three pole to suit 32A (max) current applications and a two pole and a three pole for applications up to 41A. Sizes are range between 15.6mm high x 18mm wide x 21mm long up to 23mm high x 29.5mm wide x 52mm long.

The Steatite High Temperature Block family is RoHS compliant, VDE and CE approved.

 

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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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