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IEC Power Inlet, Line Filter delivers optimal attenuation.

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IEC Power Inlet, Line Filter delivers optimal attenuation.

Oct 24, 2012 - Designed for currents up to 15 A, 5123 series offers attenuation and dimensions that meet demands for interference suppression in IT, medical, test and measurement, as well as industrial equipment. Combination power entry module integrates EMC filter directly at line input, providing optimal effect on electromagnetic compatibility, while broad metal flange optimizes contact area, which maximizes filtering and shielding effects. Snap-in, screw-in, or studded assembly options are available.

SCHURTER Electronic Components - Santa Rosa, CA

Original Press Release

Compact Filtered Inlet Boasts Maximum Attenuation

Press release date: Oct 22, 2012

Santa Rosa, California - SCHURTER's latest 5123 series filtered inlet adds enhanced filter performance to the already successful standard version 5120 series. The higher attenuation in the same compact dimensions is designed to meet the continually increasing demands for interference suppression of IT, medical, test & measurement and industrial equipment.

The new 5123 series filter combines an IEC power inlet and a line filter, designed for nominal currents up to 15A. The combination power entry module integrates the EMC filter directly at the line input, providing an optimal effect on electromagnetic compatibility. The broad metal flange features a large amount of contact area, which further optimizes filtering and shielding effects. The filter’s increased inductance achieves a 6 dB improvement in asymmetric attenuation, compared to 5120 series and other like products on the market, corresponding to a doubling of its attenuation characteristics. Thus, the high filter performance makes the 5123 series well suited for applications such as switched-mode power supplies, where the utmost interference suppression is required.

The 5123 series is available for snap-in, screw-in or studded assembly. Screw-in assembly from the back side is particularly attractive for a plastic chassis with interior metal layers. Connections are made with quick-connect, solder, stranded-wire or pc-board terminals. The PC version features snap-in feet for secure pc-board mounting. The stranded-wire version enables customer specific fitting for a full cost-effective solution.

The 5120 and enhanced 5123 are designed for operating current levels up to 10A at 250 VAC according to IEC and 15A at 125/250 VAC according to UL. They are cURus and ENEC approved. The two series are offered in standard and medical versions suitable for use in IT applications according to IEC 60950, and medical applications according to IEC 60601-1. Versions for V-Lock cord retaining systems are also available.

The 5123 pricing starts at about $6.38 each for 100 pieces. Additional information on the 5123 can be found on Schurter’s website Contact Cora Umlauf at 800 848-2600 or for sales and product information.

The SCHURTER Group was founded in Switzerland in 1933. With more than 75 years in business, SCHURTER continues to be a progressive innovator and manufacturer of electrical and electronic components. Circuit Protection (fuses, fuseholders and circuit breakers for equipment), Connectors, EMC Products, Switches and Other Products make up the SCHURTER product Groups. SCHURTER’s product innovation focuses on safe supply of power and making the interface between human and machine easier. SCHURTER’s market focus is in the area of IT / Telecom, Medical, Space and Renewable Energy. SCHURTER, Inc. Santa Rosa, California, is the exclusive North American sales and distribution office for the SCHURTER Group.

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