Latest Thermal Circuit Breaker is cURus Approved

Press Release Summary:

  • Offers 1-pole switch with overcurrent protection, and 2-pole switch with 1- or 2-pole overcurrent protection
  • Calibrated at +23°C with correction factor data provided to guide selection in lower and higher ambient conditions
  • Ideal for 277 VAC LED lighting applications and is operating temperature range is -30 °C to +60 °C

Original Press Release:

Thermal Circuit Breaker Presents Modern Design with Contemporary Colors

Santa Rosa, California, February 25, 2021 – SCHURTER announces its new TA36 thermal circuit breaker, improving on an already successful series TA35. The new series boasts a modern sculpted rocker switch and bezel, while sporting a host of contemporary colors to choose from.

Equipment designers have become increasingly aware of the need to create products that are not only superior in functionality, but also present compelling aesthetics. Function and quality matter, but designers must also factor in the attractiveness of the equipment to the end user. A circuit breaker is a component that falls under such scrutiny. SCHURTER’s new TA36 combines gently curved surfaces made of the best materials, to provide pleasing visual indication and a great switch feel. The series offers seven trendy actuator colors and three bezel colors, which can be mixed or matched. A selection of five different markings in black, white or embossed complement the offering.

The new TA36 family functions as an appliance switch and thermal overcurrent protection device. Impressively compact, the series offers 1-pole switch with overcurrent protection, and 2-pole switch with 1- or 2-pole overcurrent protection. There are 31 different rated currents, 0.05 A to 20 A. Operating temperature range is -30 °C to +60 °C. Units are calibrated at +23°C with correction factor data provided to guide selection in lower and higher ambient conditions. The series is built to UL 1077 & CSA C22.2.235 and is cURus approved up to 277 VAC, 32 VDC (1-pole) / 60 VDC (2-pole). It is also VDE approved at 240 VAC and same VDC ratings according to IEC 60934. CCC approval is pending. The TA36 provides snap-in mounting by way of serrated snappers for a range of panel thicknesses. Terminals are quick-connect size 6.3 x 0.8 mm. 

Especially suited for 277 VAC LED lighting applications in the U.S., other applications for the TA36 include industrial appliances, HVAC, tools and construction equipment, cleaning equipment, commercial and household appliances, and medical equipment. Pricing starts around $7.00 for 1-pole version in 100-piece quantities. Link to datasheet TA36. For sales and product information, contact Cora Umlauf at (800) 848 -2600 or by email at

The SCHURTER Group is the world's leading Swiss technology company providing components and complex solutions that ensure safe power supply and simplified equipment operation. The company’s professional competence, financial independence, innovative strength and distinctive corporate culture, propel the SCHURTER Group, together with its customers and partners, into the digital future. The safe&easy brand claim not only refers to the products, but also the company’s business philosophy, which strives for sustainable success through innovation, high-quality products and service, flexibility and proximity to customers.

SCHURTER is known globally as an innovator, manufacturer and distributor of fuses, connectors, circuit breakers, switches, EMC products, and input systems. Touch screens and touch panels, capacitive sensor keypads, membrane keypads and housing systems are developed in close cooperation with its customers. Within its business unit Solutions, SCHURTER combines all competencies and puts them at the customer's disposal. SCHURTER products and solutions are developed especially for specific industry segments – medical, data and communication, automotive, avionics & space, energy and the broader industrial market. SCHURTER considers the quality of its products and services as the key factor to the company's lasting success. Its management and improvement processes are designed and certified according to ISO 9001, ISO 13485, ISO 14001, ISO 45001 and IATF 16949, using the EFQM and Baldrige Excellence Models, as well as the application of Lean Management principles such as Value Stream Planning, Power Innovation, SSO, and Six Sigma.

Editorial Contact: Suzanne Bowser 

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