Electrical Transmission & Switching

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Differential Inductive Switch delivers accuracy and reliability.

August 24, 2016

Using coil drawn on PCB, LDC0851 detects presence or absence of conductive material. Magnet-less operation simplifies implementation, and design is immune to nonconductive contaminants, such as oil, dirt, and dust. Suited for proximity, position, and motion sensing applications, such as rotational encoders, buttons, and door open/close detection, switch does not require any calibration during production, delivers better than 1% switching accuracy, and operates at <20 µA at 10 samples/sec. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Crestron DigitalMedia(TM) Matrix Switchers Receive Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) Certification

August 23, 2016

Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Adds DM® 8X8, 16X16, and 32X32 switchers to Unified Capabilities (UC) Approved Products List (APL) Rockleigh, NJ, August 18, 2016 - Crestron announced today that its DigitalMedia™ 8X8, 16X16, and 32X32 matrix switchers received approval by the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) of the U.S. Department of Defense Information Systems Agency... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Siemens Supplies high-voltage Switchgear for Hydropower Plant in Tajikistan

August 19, 2016

Siemens is supplying two gas-insulated high-voltage switchgear (GIS) for the Rogun hydropower plant in Tajikistan, a country bordered by Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, China and Afghanistan. The power plant is part of the Rogun Dam project. At a height of 335 meters, the dam taking shape here will be the highest in the world. The 8DQ1 switchgear, covering a voltage range of up to 550 kilovolts (kV)... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Test & Measuring Instruments

Modular Switch Control System offers scalable solution.

August 19, 2016

With Modular Switch Control System, users can put together almost unlimited size switching system, from small matrixes to systems with multiple chassis and hundreds of switches. System is based on Controller Board that provides external interfaces and sends commands to intelligent Switch Modules via internal I2C buses. Switch Modules sit on and control user's Driver boards which can hold relays, RF switches, attenuators or provide digital I/O lines. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

PPL Electric Utilities Introduces Automated Power Restoration System

August 11, 2016

New smart grid technology is turning lights back on for many customers in minutes ALLENTOWN, Pa., -- A new automated power restoration system is turning the lights back on for PPL Electric Utilities customers in minutes, even before a work crew has made repairs. The system led to significantly shorter power outages for thousands of homes and businesses in two recent rounds of... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Double-Pole Relays for ESVE carry 40 A contact rating.

August 11, 2016

Targeting EVSE market, AZ2800 (panel mount) and AZ2850 (PCB) series have 40 A @ 277 Vac rating that meets requirements of UL2202 Level 2 charging with branch circuit protection. Products, suited for portable and fixed EVSE units, specifically support used in Level 1 and Level 2 chargers for electric vehicles. DPST-NO and DPDT versions are available, and lower capacity (3 A) NC contacts can be used as part of contact position monitoring circuit.
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Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Thermistor Relays monitor temperature of up to 6 motors.

August 10, 2016

Supplied in 35.5 mm Mini DIN housing with screw terminals, DTA7 Series monitors and controls temperature of up to 6 motors, preventing false alarms, which may cause interruptions in production. Units feature 24–240 Vac/Vdc, 50/60 Hz universal power supply, bi-color LED for diagnostics, and choice of 1 or 2 SPDT outputs. With contacts that are NEMA B300 rated at 240 Vac, relays are useful where overloads are frequent and may cause motor damage, such as pumping stations, conveyors, and chillers. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Multichannel Circuit Breakers for CID2 Use

August 8, 2016

Middletown, Pa. – The CBM (circuit breaker multichannel) from Phoenix Contact has received Class I, Division 2 approval. This approval makes the CBM suitable for use in hazardous locations such as oil refineries, offshore platforms, and wastewater treatment facilities. The CBM is a programmable circuit breaker that can manage multiple circuits in a single, compact device. The CBM is... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Power Relays come in transparent housings with LED indicators.

August 8, 2016

Designed for mounting to 35 mm DIN rail, flare Move HC Series includes 1-, 2-, 3-, and 4-pole configurations with standard coil voltages of 12 Vdc, 24 Vdc, 12 Vac, and 120 Vac; additional voltages are available upon request. These general-purpose industrial power relays feature plug-in socket with screw terminals and are rated cURus for use in USA and Canada up to 240 Vac/28 Vdc and 10 A. While connection tabs securely lock to mounting sockets, optional retaining clips enable use in high-shock and -vibration applications. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

High-Density, Low-Power PCIe Switch delivers high reliability.

August 5, 2016

Using hardware configuration as well as diagnostics and debug capabilities, Switchtec PFX enables PCIe solutions for data center, communications, defense, and industrial systems from scalable JBOFs (just a bunch of flash) to general-purpose applications. Switches with 24–96 lanes provide flexible port bifurcation (x2–x16 lanes/port), up to 48 ports and 48 Non-Transparent Bridges, and up to 24 switch partitions. Error containment and surprise plug and unplug support prevent system crashes. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Hydraulic Magnetic Circuit Breakers sense current down to 1%.

August 1, 2016

In terms of dimensions and capacity, L- and N-Series meet needs of telecom and datacom systems designers. L-Series, offered with 1–3 poles, carries max ratings of 1–32 A, 120/240–240 Vac. Maximum interrupting capacity is 5,000 A. Designed with accessible load and line terminals and sliding barriers, 1–2 pole N-Series allows remote outlet metering and monitoring of power usage. Ratings range from 1–30 A up to 240 Vac, 277 Vac, and 120/240 Vac. Max interrupt capacity is 22,000 A.
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Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Managed Ethernet Switches offer 40 Gb backplane speed.

July 29, 2016

Supporting 12~48 Vdc power input, 20-port LNX-2012GN-SFP Series is designed with eight 10/100/1000Tx Fast Ethernet RJ45 ports and twelve 100/1000 dual rate SFP slots for fiber. High-density managed switches provide ring network redundancy function with STP/RSTP/MSTP and Super Ring redundancy protocol which supports <30 ms network recovery time. Operating from -10 to 70°C or -40 to 75°C, fanless DIN-rail and wall mountable switches fulfill applications in harsh or outdoor environments. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

Automotive LED Driver enhances headlight system efficacy.

July 28, 2016

Offered in 16-pin TSSOP, S6BL112A one-channel, 2 A output, buck LED driver has 4.5–42 V input range and can drive LEDs at 2.1 MHz switching frequency. This enables headlight designs with small inductors, which allows physical size and BOM reductions. Synchronous control helps promotes conversion efficiency, which enables stable lighting system performance, while analog and PWM dimming function support enables precise brightness control. Switching frequency can be set from 205 kHz to 2.1 MHz. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

High-Density Switch Matrix reduces signal integrity degradation.

July 27, 2016

Available for EX1200 Series multifunction switch/measure units, EX1200-SMP offers 16 integrated analog backplane lines. This lets designers create 16xN matrices as well as bridge together multiple carriers to create larger matrices with up to 704x8 two-wire inputs in one chassis. Supporting system configurations for switching applications that require flexibility of crosspoint matrix topology, unit can also be configured with either Resource or I/O matrix modules in any combination. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Explosionproof Rotary Switch delivers flicker-free dimming.

July 21, 2016

Featuring Class 1 and 2 as well as Division 1 and 2 approvals, EXP-DRW enables operators to safely and securely adjust intensity of explosionproof lights. This wall-mounted, 0–10 V, dimmable rotary switch, suited for use in hazardous locations, is constructed of copper-free cast aluminum and operates on 120–277 Vac. Available hub sizes include ½ and ¾ in., and feed through or dead end configuration options are offered. Surge protection, heat sinks, and interference protection are standard. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

Isolated Gate Driver supports high-voltage applications.

July 20, 2016

Providing reinforced isolation of 5.7 kVrms, surge immunity up to 12.8 kV, and common-mode transient immunity >100 V/ns, Model UCC21520 is suitable for low-side, high-side, high-side/low-side, or half-bridge power management designs. Dual-channel device delivers propagation delay of 19 ns and channel-to-channel delay matching of <5 ns. Operating with 3–18 V input, driver features 4 A/6 A source/sink current, reducing switching losses via 6 ns rise time and 7 ns fall time for 1.8 nF load. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

DC Contactors offer maximized mechanical, electrical life.

July 19, 2016

Jennings® JEV250, JEV400, and JEVB500 Series DC contactors are designed for extended mechanical and electrical life, and JEVB500 Series also provides electrical circuit protection whether charging or discharging. While JEV400 Series carries 450 V rating and is designed for power station communications as well as solar and wind power and smart-grid and electric-vehicle applications, all series offer mechanical life of up to 2 million cycles and max operation noise of 60 dB. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Transportation Industry Products

Ocean Power Technologies Announces the Deployment of its First Commercially Designed PB3 PowerBuoy®

July 18, 2016

PENNINGTON, N.J. - Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:OPTT) (“OPT” or the “Company”) announced today the deployment of its commercial design of the PB3 PowerBuoy® approximately four miles off of the coast of New Jersey.  The commercial PB3 incorporates multiple enhancements over early prototypes including a redesigned power take-off (“PTO”), a high-capacity, modular energy... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Compact Precision Laser Driver offers multimodal operation.

July 15, 2016

Along with DC-coupled trigger signal that produces 2 nsec transitions, D200 offers up to 4 A of regulated drive current that supports lasers with forward voltages up to 9 V. Built-in edge-triggered pulse generator provides up to 1 µsec pulse widths, while pulse-follower mode, also provided, accommodates externally-defined trigger widths up to 100% duty CW. Power, pulse width, drive current, and differential triggering functions are accessible via ribbon cable header. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Test & Measuring Instruments

GPIB-Controlled GPIB Bus Switch automates test systems.

July 14, 2016

Model 4842B, as multiplexer, lets test system designers automate sharing of test equipment among multiple GPIB controllers. As bus switch, 4842B enables GPIB controller to access 3 GPIB buses and 39 instruments. This lets system designers overcome GPIB bus fanout limit of 14 devices and expands number of accessible GPIB primary addresses. Using 1.75 in. of rack space, 4842B adds <20 ns delay to GPIB bus signals and can be used in any speed GPIB bus system. Read More