Circuit Protector offers selective load protection.

Press Release Summary:



Combining electronic trip characteristics and active current limitation, Model ESX10-T allows selective disconnection of loads connected to 24 Vdc power supplies, preventing complete shutdown of system. DIN-rail mounted device limits highest possible current to 1.3-1.8 times rated capacity and is capable of switching on capacitive loads up to 20,000 µF. Measuring 2.76 x 0.5 in., electronic circuit protector is available in fixed current ratings from 0.5-12 A.



Original Press Release:



E-T-A Introduces Electronic Circuit Protection for 24 VDC Power Supplies



January 30, 2008 - E-T-A Circuit Breakers announces the ESX10-T Electronic Circuit Protector, a remarkably compact device combining purely electronic trip characteristics and active current limitation to allow selective disconnection of loads connected to 24VDC power supplies. Selective load protection prevents complete shutdown of the system by quickly disconnecting the faulty path when an overload or short circuit occurs.

Active current limitation allows the ESX10-T to respond much faster to overload or short-circuit conditions than the power supply. It limits the highest possible current to 1.3 to 1.8 times the rated capacity and is capable of switching on capacitive loads up to 20,000 µF - with disconnection only in the event of an overload or short circuit. Conventional protective elements cannot manage this as they either respond too slowly or are susceptible to nuisance tripping due to inrush currents.

Upon detection of an overload or short circuit in the load circuit, the power-MOSFET switching output of the ESX10-T interrupts the current flow at 1.1 times rated current after 3 seconds. Failure and status indication are provided by a multicolor LED and status output signal.

Specifications and Approvals
E-T-A's new ESX10-T Electronic Circuit Protector is just 2.76 inches high by 0.5 inch wide and allows direct mounting on a 35 mm din rail consequently simplifying installation and saving cabinet space. The ESX10-T is approved to UL 2367 as a "Solid State Overcurrent Protector" and is available in fixed current ratings from 0.5 - 12A. Class I, Division 2, Zone 2 hazardous location approval pending.

Applications
Typical applications for the ESX10-T include automation systems (e.g., machine tool, packaging machines) where selective disconnection is vital and an integral safety technology exists, such as a safety PLC or a similar system.

Availability
E-T-A's Type ESX10-T Electronic Circuit Protector is available from stock and priced at $40.00 in volume. For more information on the ESX10-T or any of E-T-A's broad selection electronic circuit protection devices, call E-T-A at 1-800-462-9979 or visit www.e-t-a.com/electronic .

About E-T-A
E-T-A Circuit Breakers is a world leading manufacturer of circuit breakers and is a single-source supplier for most circuit protection technologies: thermal, thermal-magnetic, magnetic and high performance. E-T-A circuit breakers are available in more than 150 models and 350,000 different configurations. E-T-A is also a leading manufacturer of solid state remote power controllers (SSRPCs). All E-T-A circuit protection devices are RoHS compliant. With North American headquarters in Chicago, the company serves industrial OEMs and end-users.

Media Contact:
Ellen Raab - Communications Manager
E-T-A Circuit Breakers
847-827-7600 ext. 107
ellen.raab@e-t-a.com

Technical Contact:
Terry Bradley - Business Development, Automation
E-T-A Circuit Breakers
847-827-7600 ext. 137
terry.bradley@e-t-a.com

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