Pluggable Circuit Breaker offers re-settable protection.

Press Release Summary:

Plug-in circuit breaker, with pushbutton reset and 6 mm design, consists of one single-pole circuit breaker, available in switching or non-switching versions for protecting circuits up to 10 A. Switching function allows breaker to manually connect or disconnect circuits while under load. Available for use with AC and DC sensor circuits, it provides overload protection for standard control circuits. Current ratings range from 0.1-10 A.

Original Press Release:

New Pluggable Circuit Breaker from WAGO Offers Re-Settable Circuit Protection

Germantown, WI, March 2003 - Now available from WAGO is a pluggable thermal circuit breaker for the WAGO Series 282 DIN rail mount Cage Clamp terminal blocks. The circuit breakers are ideally suited for protection of power distribution systems, automation systems and process control applications. Combining the new thermal circuit breaker with the WAGO Cage Clamp terminal blocks ensures the reliability of a secure, maintenance-free, corrosion resistant connection that reduces wiring time and saves money.

The plug-in circuit breaker features a push button reset, thus reducing downtime and allowing for easy, rapid trouble-shooting. It is a single pole circuit breaker, available in either switching or non-switching versions, for protecting circuits up to 10A. The switching function allows the breaker to manually connect or disconnect circuits while under load.

"Resetting a circuit breaker is much more efficient for our customers," explains Jim Bachle, Electrical Products Manager at WAGO. "Not only does it save money by reducing downtime, but the need for maintaining an inventory of the right glass fuses is now eliminated."

The WAGO circuit breaker is approved for a wide range of voltage applications, AC250V/DC65V, making it available for use with most AC and DC sensor circuits as well as providing overload protection for standard control circuits. Current ratings range from .1-10A. The slim, 6mm design saves panel space while providing for high-density population of circuits.

Other key benefits include:
o Base blocks that can incorporate neon or LED's for additional circuit status indication
o Ampere rating of the circuit breaker is clearly marked on the unit for clear visual confirmation of the circuit
o Additional marking slot is provided for the WMB series marker
o Jumper for easy potential commoning

The new thermal circuit breaker from WAGO is competitively priced at $10.38 each, list price for the non-switching version and $11.45 list price for the switching version. The base block is purchased separately.

For more information, contact Inside Sales at 1-800-DIN-RAIL, N120 W19129 Freistadt Road, Germantown, WI 53022. Visit WAGO on the Internet at

WAGO is the worldwide leader in spring pressure termination technology. Since it was formed in 1951, WAGO's core business has been the design, manufacture and marketing of an increasingly wide range of highly innovative terminal blocks and connectors featuring the company's unique Cage-Clamp connection technology. WAGO also specializes in DIN rail mounted fieldbus independent I/O systems, custom electronics and factory automation products.

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