Thermal Magnetic Circuit Breaker offers interchangeable design.

Press Release Summary:

Offered in 1- and 2-pole configurations, Model 2216 is rated to 277 Vac/80 Vdc and offers 0.5–16 A current range. Circuit breaker and socket concept enables interchangeability of circuit breaker technology or current ratings without need to touch wiring or associated power distribution busbar system. Circuit breaker functionality resides in 12.5 mm pluggable device that is inserted into terminal block base, which comes in screw terminal or push-in spring loaded configuration.

Original Press Release:

Flexibility of a Fuse and the Integrity of a Breaker with E-T-A's 2216-S Thermal Magnetic Circuit Breaker

E-T-A Circuit Breakers is pleased to announce the 2216 thermal-magnetic circuit breaker – the initial circuit breaker available in its new platform for automation architectures. The new platform is based on technology that offers interchangeability of circuit breaker technology or current ratings without the need to touch any wiring or the associated power distribution busbar system.

The interchangeability is accomplished through E-T-A’s unique circuit breaker and socket concept. The circuit breaker functionality will reside in the 2216 – a 12.5 mm pluggable device that is inserted into a terminal block base. The terminal blocks are available in two configurations: traditional screw terminal (81plus) and newly developed push-In spring loaded version (80plus). The two-piece design makes it possible for the terminal blocks to be designed in on the front end of the project while allowing the circuit breakers to be installed later in the design when all of the field loads are defined – which avoids any unnecessary rework of the control panel.


The 2216 is available in one and two pole configurations and three characteristic curve types (F1 – 2-4 times Rated Current, F2 – 3-6 times Rated Current, M1 – 6-12 times Rated Current). The 2216 is rated to AC 277 V/ DC 80 V and offers a current range from 0.5 – 16 A. Normally open and normally closed integrated auxiliary contacts are available when necessary.


The 2216-S carries IEC EN 60934, UL 1077 and UL 508 making it suitable for international use.


Typical applications for the 2216 include: Large process applications (power & energy controls, oil & gas processing, food & beverage process) and general automation applications including: (automotive production, packaging machines, SCADA/RTU applications).


E-T-A’s 2216-S Thermal-Magnetic Circuit Breaker is available through Rexel USA, E-T-A’s exclusive industrial distributor. For more information on the 2216 circuit breaker, call E-T-A at 1-800-462-9979 or visit

About E-T-A:

E-T-A Circuit Breakers is a world leading manufacturer of circuit breakers and is a single-source supplier for most circuit protection technologies: thermal, thermal-magnetic, magnetic, electronic and high performance.  E-T-A's circuit breakers are available in more than 150 models and 350,000 different configurations.  Additionally, E-T-A is a leading manufacturer of solid state remote power controllers (SSRPCs).  All E-T-A circuit protection devices are RoHS compliant. With North American headquarters in Chicago, the company serves industrial OEMs and end-users.

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