Mersen (formerly Ferraz Shawmut)
April 27, 2010
Newburyport, MA Ferraz Shawmut, a global leader in circuit protection, announces the introduction of its new Surge-Trap® Pluggable Surge Protective Device (SPD). The Surge-Trap Pluggable SPD meets requirements for both UL 1449 Third Edition and IEC 61643 standards. Like its modular predecessor, the pluggable SPD features TPMOV® technology and is a "no-fuse" SPD that doesn't require the use of additional overcurrent protection. It also offers IP-20 grade "finger-safe" protection and mounts easily on a DIN-rail to safeguard critical electrical system components from the harmful effects of transient overvoltages.
It is especially important within industries such solar power and wind power where overvoltage problems caused by internal and external power disturbances are common.
The Surge-Trap Pluggable SPD product line offers plugs with various voltage configurations that are easily replaceable upon failure without touching the base or the hassle of rewiring. The SPD’s features include a visual indicator, easy installation, fail-safe design, mechanical coding and remote monitoring. Photovoltaic configurations are also available.
The Surge-Trap Pluggable SPD plays a critical role in helping to protect people and equipment from harmful transients. It is especially important within industries such as agriculture, medical, solar power, telecommunications, transportation, and wind power where overvoltage problems caused by internal and external power disturbances are common.
“Nearly 80 percent of today’s facility overvoltage problems are caused by other equipment and power disturbances within a facility. Installing Surge-Trap Pluggable SPDs can significantly reduce downtime losses and improve system productivity and reliability. This, combined with UL 1449 third edition approval, offers an easy choice for plant electricians, engineers and electrical product OEMs,” said Piyush Saxena, Global Product Manager for Overvoltage Protection at Ferraz Shawmut.
Surge-Trap® Pluggable SPDs are tested for UL Type 2 applications, including AC/DC power distribution, high-voltage power supplies, telecommunications equipment, PLC applications, electronic motor controllers and starters, medical equipment, wind and photovoltaic systems, and UPS and security systems.
With features for both visual status and remote signaling indication, the Surge-Trap® Pluggable SPD suits system voltages from 120V to 600V and MCOV rated 180V to 550V. It has a 200kA short circuit current rating (SCCR) and 20kA 8/20µs surge capacity rating per mode. Agency approvals include UL 1449 3rd Edition, ANSI/IEEE C62.41 and IEC 61643-1 Type 2. Multiple configurations are available, with DIN-rail or direct panel mounting.
For complete details about the Surge-Trap® Pluggable SPD product line, visit http://us.ferrazshawmut.com/catalog/overvoltage-protection/surge-trap-spd/surge-trap-pluggable-spd/ or contact your Ferraz Shawmut distributor. Product information including data sheets, catalog sheets and more may be downloaded from the above link or requested at email@example.com.
About Ferraz Shawmut
Ferraz Shawmut is a global leader offering electrical protection solutions. Drawing on a century of experience—and an ongoing commitment to critical research in electrical safety—it provides industrial, commercial, and OEM customers with innovative products and unsurpassed technical support. Its product line includes current-limiting fuses and accessories, fuse blocks and holders, power distribution blocks, low voltage disconnect switches, overvoltage protection, high power switches, thermal management and more. Amp-Trap® High-Speed Class J (HSJ) fuses, TPMOV® Technology, the SmartSpot® open-fuse indicator, and Fabfin® heatsinks are a few of the company’s latest innovations. Ferraz Shawmut, LLC. is a subsidiary of the Carbone Lorraine Groupe. For more information, call (978) 462-6662 or visit http://us.ferrazshawmut.com.
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