Filtered Power Entry Module suits medical and IT equipment.

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Series 5120 Filtered Power Entry Module is dimensioned as 1-stage filter for 1, 2, 4, 6, 10 and 15 A rated currents. Attenuation range is 100 kHz to 30 MHz range with leakage current of less than 0.5 mA for standard filter and less than 5 µA for medical filters. Metal flange provides large contact area for optimal shielding at panel opening. Series fulfills requirements of IEC/EN 60950 and UL 1950 for use in IT equipment and IEC/EN 60601 and UL 544 for use in medical equipment.

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Filtered Power Entry Module Adds a New Twist to an Old Style

Series 5120 Provides Optimal Performance at Low Cost

SANTA ROSA, Calif., March 20, 2006 - Schurter, Inc. announced today the new environmentally friendly series 5120 Filtered Power Entry Module, added to a list of proven predecessors. Refined for optimal performance at the lowest price, the new compact filter is particularly suited for single-phase power supplies used in Industrial equipment, Information Technology Equipment and Medical Devices, which are governed by stringent EMC emission and immunity standards.

The series is dimensioned as a 1-stage filter for rated currents 1, 2, 4, 6, 10 and 15A. The unit has an outstanding wide-band attenuation in the frequency range from 100 kHz to 30 MHz with a leakage current of <0.5 mA for standard and <5 µA for medical filters. Mounting options include a front or rear side mounting version for traditional screw and nut mounting, or rivet mounting. A version specifically for rear side mounting features pre-formed, threaded holes for M3 screws. This version eliminates the handling of nuts, reducing costs and automating assembly. The metal flange provides a large contact area for optimal shielding at the panel opening.

The 5120 fulfills the requirements according to IEC/EN 60950 and UL 1950 for use in IT equipment and IEC/EN 60601 and UL 544 for use in medical equipment. It is pending certification according to ENEC for rated currents up to 10A and UL/CSA up to 15A at 250 VAC. The filters are also available in a protection class II version according to IEC 61140, and can be equipped with special class X1 capacitors for enhanced surge withstand voltage protection.

Typical applications for the series 5120 include: medical monitoring systems and instruments, dental equipment, electronic test equipment and measurement products, industrial digital multimeters, networking routers, and home appliances such as fitness equipment and LCD TVs. Pricing is under $4.00 at 100 piece quantities.

About Schurter Inc.
The Schurter Group, founded in Switzerland in 1933, is an internationally recognized manufacturer and supplier of electronic components for the high-tech industry. Schurter's product innovation focuses in four strategic business areas including fuses, connectors, circuit breakers for equipment, and human to machine input systems. Schurter, Inc. Santa Rosa, California, is the exclusive North American sales and distribution office for the Schurter Group. Information about Schurter can be found at: For sales and product information, contact Bonita Finley at: 1-800-848-2600 or

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