Enclosures house molded case circuit breakers.
February 15, 2006 -
Suited for commercial and industrial uses, PowerPact® H- and J-frame Enclosures give contractors options for 15-250 A applications where branch circuit disconnect with circuit protection is required. NEMA Type 12 and corrosion-resistant Type 4 models prevent ingress of contaminants from surrounding environment. Versions are also offered for NEMA Type 1 flush- and surface-mounted indoor applications and NEMA Type 3R outdoor applications.
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1415 South Roselle Road
Palatine, IL, 60067-7399
New Square D® Powerpact® H- And J-Frame Enclosures Provide Increased Flexibility For Installation Of Breakers, Accessories
PALATINE, Ill. - February 2, 2006 - The first enclosures designed specifically for Square D® H- and J-frame PowerPact® molded case circuit breakers provide increased flexibility for commercial and industrial applications. By allowing for easy installation of both the breakers and their internally mounted accessories and lug provisions, the enclosures give contractors and facility managers more options for 15A to 250A applications where a branch circuit disconnect with circuit protection is required. Indoor, outdoor, flush- and surface-mounting models provide further flexibility.
"The major advantage of these enclosures is the ability to customize the installation," said George Fitzsimmons, Square D Staff Product Specialist. "The product system functions to give the customer the ability to quickly field-install the circuit breaker and related accessories. This is particularly important today because features like custom cable terminations, shunt, alarm, auxiliary switch and undervoltage trip modules are crucial to many applications."
Among the five new enclosures are a NEMA Type 12-rated gasketed, dust-tight version and a stainless steel NEMA Type 4 water- and Type 4X corrosion-resistant model. Both enclosures prevent the ingress of contaminants from the surrounding environment and measure only 9.72 inches wide to facilitate installation in limited spaces. They also meet the standard requirements for NEMA Type 3R outdoor applications due to a condensation drain feature. Features of these enclosures also include a cover interlocked external operating handle and quick release cover latches that allow for timesaving toolless access to the breaker so it can be wired or inspected.
Three other enclosures are available for NEMA Type 1 flush- and surface-mounted indoor applications and NEMA Type 3R outdoor applications. The NEMA Type 3R enclosure is constructed of galvannealed steel and features a lockable security door to limit access to the circuit breaker handle.
All five enclosures are suitable for use as service entrance equipment, feature a neutral capacity of up to 200 percent and are listed for use in the United States and Canada, Fitzsimmons said.
For more information about Square D PowerPact H- and J-frame enclosures, call 1-800-392-8781 or visit http://us.squared.com.
Headquartered in Palatine, Ill., the North American Operating Division of Schneider Electric had sales of $2.6 billion (U.S.) in 2004. The North American Operating Division is one of four operating divisions of Schneider Electric, headquartered in Paris, France, and markets the Square D, Telemecanique and Merlin Gerin brand products to customers in the United States, Canada and Mexico. In the United States, Schneider Electric is best known by its flagship Square D brand, with Telemecanique becoming increasingly known in the industrial control and automation markets and supported by many Square D distributors. For 100 years, Square D has been a market-leading brand of electrical distribution and industrial control products, systems and services. Schneider Electric is a global electrical industry leader with 2004 sales of approximately $12.8 billion (U.S.). Visit Schneider Electric on the Internet at:
Corporate - http://www.us.schneider-electric.com
Telemecanique Products - http://www.us.telemecanique.com
Square D Products - http://us.squared.com
Merlin Gerin Products - http://us.merlingerin.com