Product News: Electrical Equipment & Systems

Circuit Breakers come in amperage ratings from 25-200 A.

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Press Release Summary:

March 12, 2014 - Designed for industrial transportation and vehicle accessory manufacturers, Series 17 main or branch circuit breakers provide protection in case of overload and/or short circuit interruptions in accessory or auxiliary DC electrical systems operating in harsh environments. Side by Side SMD versions are available with ¼ and 3/8 in. heavy-duty stainless steel terminal studs, while Easy Access 90° Panel Mount designs are available with ¼ in. brass, nickel-plated terminal studs.

Mechanical Products Company

1826 River St., P.O. Drawer 729, Jackson, MI, 49204, USA

Original Press Release

High Amperage Circuit Breakers Released by Mechanical Products

Press release date: February 27, 2014

Lombard, Illinois – Mechanical Products (MP) announces the release of the Series 17, which is designed for industrial transportation and vehicle accessory manufacturers to include Agricultural, Construction, Marine, Bus, Emergency Vehicles, Automotive Lifts, Battery Chargers, Recreational Vehicles and Trucks. The Series 17, manufactured in the U.S.A., is a main or branch circuit breaker used in accessory or auxiliary direct circuit (DC) electrical systems operating in harsh environments to provide protection in the event of overload and, or short circuit interruptions. The Series 17 is offered in 25 to 200 amps and is specifically designed with features including new mounting configurations and termination styles. The Series 17 is available in the second quarter of 2014 through MP’s authorized distribution partners.

The Series 17 offers end users and designers improved access to wiring and operation, corrosion resistant studs and hardware, superior moisture sealing, a variety of mounting options, higher amperage ratings, and potential use of bus bars while enclosed in a durable, sealed thermoplastic housing. The Series 17 is compatible to existing mounting profiles while offering new features and mounting styles that allow for next generation designs.

The MP Series 17 offers NEW Side by Side Surface and Easy Access 90o Panel Mount designs, in addition to standard mounting profiles. Surface Mount configurations are available in 1/4” and 3/8” heavy duty stainless steel terminal studs. Panel Mount units are available with 1/4” brass, nickel plated terminal studs. All are available in 25 to 200 amp ratings with stainless steel terminal sems nuts as an option.

The NEW Series 17 Thermal Circuit Breakers are an excellent complement to MP’s existing Series 18 breakers, also designed for harsh environments, available in 2 through 60 amp ratings. For additional information on these and other high quality MP thermal circuit breakers, visit Mechanical Products at www.mechprod.com.

Consult the factory for availability and authorized distributors.

About Mechanical Products
MP has been a leading supplier of thermal circuit protection since 1943. MP circuit breakers are used in thousands of commercial and industrial applications ranging from medical equipment, appliances, lighting, and communication devices, to recreational and off road vehicles/equipment, and electrical protection devices. MP has been management owned and operated since 1998, is headquartered in Lombard, Illinois and maintains manufacturing capabilities in the US and overseas.

For additional information please contact:
Mechanical Products Company
(630) 953-4100
helpme@mechprod.com
www.mechprod.com

Mechanical Products Company
1112 N. Garfield St
Lombard, Illinois 60148
Phone: 630-953-4100
E-mail: karendt@mechprod.com
www.mechprod.com

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