Press Release Summary:
In addition to versions that accommodate 10 x 38 mm and 1 Â½ x 13/32 in. fuses, 254 EFD SeriesÂ includesÂ Class CC versions that only allow use of Class CC fuses as to ensure design and operational safety. Holders of 256 Series, designed to facilitate opening of fuse blocks, feature complete IP20 protection, mechanism for attaching to DIN Rail, and ability to lock-out device in open or closed positions.Â These holders also offer complete separation for Class CC designs.
Original Press Release:
New American Electrical, Inc. Fuse Holder, the 254 Series and the 256 Series are Being Upgraded
The 254 Series and the 256 Series are being upgraded. The old 254 – VLC – is changing to the EFD Series (still 254 prefix). The change will allow for 10x38mm and 1 ½”x13/32” OR Class CC fuses. The Old version 254 series allowed for Class CC and 10x38mm and 1 ½’x 13/32” in the same holder.
The problem is that Class CC fuses operate at higher Interrupt Current and higher quality – if a Class CC design (such as an Elevator circuit) were to be compromised by someone placing a non-Class CC fuse in the holder, the system would be operating below design standards – this is not a good situation.
Now you and your customers will have to choose the Class CC version OR the 10x38mm/ 1 1/2'”x 13/32” – The Class CC versions WILL NOT ALLOW anything other than a Class CC into the Holder. This will improve design and operational safety.
The 256 Series is being upgraded from the VLC to the EFD as explained below:
The new changes in the EFD series also allow for an easier way to open the fuse blocks, offer complete IP 20 protection, a better mechanism for attaching to the DIN Rail, the possibility to lock-out the device in open or closed positions as well as the complete separation for Class CC designs as described above. This new Series, called EFD, will replace the VLC but will have the same dimensions as the VLC – so there is no need to worry about the physical placement of the new Fuse Holders.
About American Electrical
We have an acronym we call “FAST” that has both a true and underlying meaning. Of course the underlying message to our customers is that we try to do things as quickly as possible. Whether that’s a quotation, price check, availability question, shipping or information request – we do it now – we know and understand that there are eager customers or potential customers waiting on us and their time is as valuable as ours.
Secondarily, our word FAST has a definitive meaning:
F – To be Flexible in our ability to serve the customer, to be able to effectively wear the different “hats” that are required in a smaller organization and to have the customers’ service issues in mind at all times.
A – To be Accurate in everything we do – from specification to delivery. We understand the consequences of mistakes and the domino effect they can have on the practices of our customers and our combined businesses. Mistakes cost money and time. We seek the proper training to insure that we follow the correct procedures and have the product knowledge necessary to be correct. We know that we need to do it right all the time to eliminate the necessity to do it over.
S – To act with Speed in all that we do. We know the customer waits for our response or our products and we do not need to waste that time – for we understand that time is money. We want to be able to ship today, quote and specify now, fax immediately, confirm orders on receipt – respond NOW. For we know that this will win our customers’ support and future business and trust.
T – To act as a Team so that our effort is multiplied to produce a much greater result for our customers. To have the positive attitude that is so common in winners. The understanding that people want to be winners and work with winners – with people who are successful not only in what they do but how they work together. We are a Team who acts as one on behalf of our dedicated customers, whom we would be nothing without.
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