Surge Protector shields PROFIBUS systems.

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Measuring 35 mm high, D-UFB-PB is designed for PROFIBUS-DP applications with data rates up to 12 mbps. Surge protection is integrated into fieldbus connector, and PROFIBUS cable connects directly to surge protector, eliminating need for an additional protective device. Nine-position D-SUB plug features screw clamp terminal block, color coded for termination of PROFIBUS cables, and termination resistor is activated by slide switch at connector.



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Reliable Surge Protection for PROFIBUS Systems



MIDDLETOWN, Pa. -- Phoenix Contact's newest surge protector provides reliable protection for PROFIBUS systems, even in the smallest spaces. At just 35mm high, the D-UFB-PB is ideal for use in the latest generation of Siemens PLCs.

The D-UFB-PB is designed for PROFIBUS-DP applications with data rates up to 12 mbps. Surge protection is integrated into the fieldbus connector, saving space. The PROFIBUS cable connects directly to the surge protector, so there is no need for an additional protective device to be installed to the PROFIBUS connector.

"Communication systems such as PROFIBUS are a critical part of a customer's operation, and downtime is unacceptable," said Ed Doherty, product marketing manager for Phoenix Contact's TRABTECH surge product line. "Damaging surges can travel on signal lines, and we are pleased to offer a product that provides ease of installation and best-in-class surge protection."

The nine-position D-SUB plug combines a reliable surge protection circuit with an easy-to-install screw clamp terminal block, color coded for termination of PROFIBUS cables. The termination resistor is easily activated with a slide switch at the connector, saving installation and start-up time.

Phoenix Contact is an independent subsidiary of Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG of Blomberg, Germany, which operates 40 subsidiaries around the globe and employs more than 7,500 people. Phoenix Contact has implemented and maintains a Quality, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety Management System that is registered to: ISO - 9001:2000 (Quality Management System), ISO - 14001:2004 (Environmental Management System) and OHSAS - 18001:1999 (Occupational Health & Safety System).

For more information on surge protectors or other Phoenix Contact products, visit www.phoenixcon.com, or call the Phoenix Contact Technical Service Department at 1-800-322-3225, e-mail info@phoenixcon.com.

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