Electrical Center offers programmable power distribution.

Press Release Summary:

Series 3200 Dual Vehicle Electrical Center comes in compact case with turn locking cover that protects 64 available connections. Connections are made through eight 8-way, 280 Series, Metri-Pack®, color-coded, external, plug-in, keyed connectors. Its two 2-pole input 800 Series Metri-Pack® connectors are on rear of module. Uniform component terminal spacing accepts 2.8 mm wide terminal blades, and top connector points are arranged in 8.0 mm spacing.

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Introducing the New Dual Vehicle Electrical Center (DVEC) with Programmable Power Distribution

Bussmann Automotive Products, a division of Cooper Industries, Wood Dale, Illinois, recently introduced its programmable Series 3200 Dual Vehicle Electrical Center (DVEC). The new Dual VEC enables the user to use complex circuit distribution with twice the component capacity of the existing Series 3100 VEC. The enclosed compact case includes a quick turn locking cover to protect the available 64 connections.

The new space saving Dual VEC eliminates the labor intensive hard wiring of connections from the distribution box to the wire harness. With the VEC, connections are made through external "plug-in" keyed connectors. Designed to meet any requirement, eight 8-way, 280 Series Metri-Pack® color-coded connectors are offered: four each on one side of and two each on the ends. Two 2-pole input 800 Series Metri-Pack® connectors are on the rear of the module. Connectors simply snap in and out instantly. Also available is a new studded input version, utilizing up to four M8 studs.

Uniform component terminal spacing accepts standard 2.8mm wide terminal blades for all component connections. Top connector points are arranged in 8.0mm spacing to accept standard components, including mini fuses, mini circuit breakers, diodes, flashers and/or mini or micro relays.

With component density up to 64 devices, the compact Dual VEC is ideal for distributed power applications. It is modular and can accommodate larger and more complex distribution systems. Typical prototype samples can be generated for approval in 4-6 weeks, future revisions in 2-4 weeks.

In OEM design, the compact DVEC can be positioned where power and circuit protection are needed in one or more locations. This reduces the high cost of running expensive copper wire to a bulky central unit. Current applications include heavy-duty truck, bus, off-highway construction equipment, agri-vehicle, marine and automotive electrical systems.

Cooper Bussmann, a division of Cooper Industries, manufactures and markets circuit protection products for the electrical, electronic and automotive industries, domestically and internationally. Headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., Bussmann has manufacturing facilities in three domestic and eight international locations and approximately 3,000 team members worldwide. Cooper Industries, with 2002 revenues of $4.0 billion, is a worldwide manufacturer of electrical products, tools and hardware. Additional information about Cooper is available on the Company's Internet site: www.cooperindustries.com

For more information about the DVEC Series 3200, contact:

Mr. Chris Osmun, Director of Sales and Marketing

Cooper Bussmann, Automotive Products

175 Hansen Court

Wood Dale, Illinois 60191

Phone: 630-422-2400

Fax: 630-422-2466

Toll Free Voice: 1-800-227-8732

Toll Free Fax: 1-800-832-9873

E-mail: info@busscc.com

Website: www.busscc.com

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