Terminal Blocks available with optional shorting kits.
February 21, 2012 -
Available for RBO 5/RSC 5 modular feed-through terminals, Carrier 35-13 Kit and Carrier F-13 Kit provide short circuit capability for current transformer applications. Carrier 35-13 supports DIN rail-mounted terminals, while Carrier F-13 suits panel-mounted terminals. Both include 4 shorting screws, 1 bridging bar, 4 isolators, and 1 carrier to hold 4 screws when not in use. Offered in 9 and 13 mm pitches, RSC/RBO terminals are rated 600 V and either 30 or 45 A.
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P.O. Box 4100
Harrisburg, PA, 17111 0100
Shorting Kits Now Available for Current Transformer Terminal Blocks
MIDDLETOWN, Pa. - Optional shorting kits are now available for Phoenix Contact's popular RBO 5/RSC 5 modular feed-through terminals. The Carrier 35-13 Kit and Carrier F-13 Kit provide short-circuit capability for current transformer (CT) applications using the terminal blocks.
The Carrier 35-13 kit is for DIN rail-mounted terminals, and the Carrier F-13 Kit is for panel-mounted terminals. The kits include four shorting screws, one bridging bar, four isolators and one carrier to hold the four screws when not in use.
A CT will develop a very high voltage across its secondary winding if the secondary circuit is open while current is flowing in the primary winding. This can damage the CT and cause electric shock. By using the RSC or RBO shorting terminals with a Carrier Kit, the operator can safely short the CT secondary to perform maintenance without switching off the primary system.
The RSC/RBO family is designed to replace traditional barrier blocks. With current ratings of 600 volts and either 30 or 45 amps in 9 and 13 mm pitches, the RSC/RBO family is smaller than most barrier blocks. The compact size increases density within the control cabinet.
About Phoenix Contact
Phoenix Contact develops and manufactures industrial electrical and electronic technology products that power, protect, connect and automate systems and equipment for a wide range of industries. Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG, Blomberg, Germany, operates 47 international subsidiaries, including Phoenix Contact USA in Middletown, Pa.
For more information about the shorting kits and the ring lug terminals or about Phoenix Contact, visit http://www.phoenixcontact.com/rsc-rbo, or call technical service at 800-322-3225, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.