Space-sav­ing elec­tronic cir­cuit breaker

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - PRODUCT WATCH -

Global elec­tri­cal en­gi­neer­ing man­u­fac­turer and in­no­va­tor, Phoenix Con­tact, has re­leased a new, highly compact, sin­glechan­nel elec­tronic cir­cuit breaker – the PTCB.

At just 6mm wide by 106mm high, the su­per-lean cir­cuit breaker of­fers ex­cel­lent space sav­ing cir­cuit pro­tec­tion and po­ten­tial dis­tri­bu­tion, says the man­u­fac­turer. It also helps tech­ni­cians save on costs, as less space is re­quired in the con­trol box.

The smart de­vice pro­tects 24 V DC loads against over­load and short cir­cuit­ing. It can be used as a stan­dalone cir­cuit breaker or with Cli­pline com­plete Din rail ter­mi­nals and ac­ces­sories for ad­di­tional out­put or with mul­ti­ples con­nected to­gether. Plus, adding the PTCB to ex­ist­ing ap­pli­ca­tions is quick and easy as the de­vice does not re­quire users to pur­chase an­other set of ter­mi­nals, says Phoenix Con­tact.

Phoenix Con­tact says the de­vice is suit­able for a wide range of ap­pli­ca­tions as tech­ni­cians can ad­just the amp val­ues on the de­vice from 1 to 8 to tai­lor the PTCB to their needs and en­sure op­ti­mal adap­ta­tion to the con­nected load/ap­pli­ca­tion. The de­vice also of­fers con­sid­er­able flex­i­bil­ity as it can be mod­i­fied dur­ing start up as well as ad­justed at any time to re­spond to changes in the ap­pli­ca­tion.

The de­vice is equipped with a re­lay sta­tus in­di­ca­tor with a pre-warn­ing LED so that users can see the func­tional sta­tus of each cir­cuit breaker. The PTCB also of­fers high-reli­a­bil­ity even un­der ex­treme am­bi­ent con­di­tions. It is suit­able for use in tem­per­a­tures rang­ing from -25º to 60 ºC, and is shock and vi­bra­tion re­sis­tant, states the man­u­fac­turer.

The push-in ca­pa­bil­ity of the PTCB means that con­nect­ing the de­vice re­quires no tools and a lower in­ser­tion force when com­pared to com­pa­ra­ble tech­nolo­gies. With the PTCB, con­nect­ing the de­vice is both fuss-free and time-sav­ing, says Phoenix Con­tact.

The port­fo­lio of PTCB elec­tronic cir­cuit break­ers fea­tures three ad­justable de­vices with dif­fer­ent nom­i­nal cur­rent ranges be­tween one and eight A, and four de­vices with fixed nom­i­nal cur­rents of two, three, four and six A.

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