Thermostats provide UL approved high limit safety devices.

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Featuring polyphenylene resin body, ½ in. OMH Series is designed to meet temperature shut-off up to 400°F. Manual reset units incorporate switch that utilizes electrically isolated, temperature-sensitive, snap-action bimetal disc. Contacts open on rise when surface or ambient temperature increases to disc set point. With operating temperature of 120-401°F and tolerance of ±14.4F, thermostats are suited for beverage equipment, appliances, food equipment, HVAC equipment, and heaters.

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Selco's New OMH Thermostat Series Provides UL Approved High Limit Safety Device for Applications Requiring Manual Reset Temperature Control

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Jan. 28, 2009 - Selco Products has announced the immediate availability of the new High Temperature Manual Reset ½" Thermostat OMH Series. Incorporating a Polyphenylene Resin Body, the new series is designed to meet a temperature shut-off up to 400ºF for applications requiring a UL approved high limit safety device. Typical applications include temperature control for beverage equipment, commercial and residential appliances, food equipment, HVAC equipment, and heaters.

The new manual reset thermostat incorporates a highly reliable switch that utilizes a temperature sensitive, snap-action bimetal disc, electrically isolated from the switch. Contacts open on rise when surface or ambient temperature increases to the set point of the calibrated bimetal disc. The calibrated fixed disc is mounted adjacent to the monitored surface, providing a rapid response to temperature changes.

The OMH thermostat series features an operating temperature of 50-250ºC (120-401ºF) and a tolerance of ± 8ºC (± 14.4 F). Reliability is assured with a switch operating life cycle of 6,000. Silver contacts are rated at 15 amps at 125VAC (16 amps at 250VAC).

"With the OMH Series' capability for temperatures up to 400ºF, the new thermostat significantly expands our market reach to serve a broader range of applications," says Mark Koeckritz, Product Manager. "OEMs will find Selco's service and responsiveness uniquely positioned to meet customized needs for their specific application."

Selco's OMH thermostats can be specified with a wide variety of setpoints, mounting brackets options, and terminal types. In addition to UL approval, other ratings and approvals include C-UL, VDE, and ROHS compliance. Customers can customize their order through Selco's value added services department, which provides soldered wire leads, connectors, epoxy overmolding, and a variety of other special add-ons to provide a fully assembled component.

The new product offering is priced from $2.05 to $3.15 in production quantities and available for immediate delivery. For further information, visit

For further information on the entire line of Selco thermostats, thermistors, electronic controls, knobs, and digital panel meters, contact Selco Products, 605 South East Street, Anaheim, Calif., 92805-4842; Toll-Free: (800) 229-2332; E-mail:; Web site:

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