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Phoenix Contact Surge Protection Redesigned - High Performance With Safeguards
- Published: Thursday, 30 July 2015 12:00
Lightning and surge protection for power supply units is now especially high-performance and durable. It is made possible by the new Safe Energy Control (SEC) technology with its non-reactive spark gap from Phoenix Contact.
All protective devices in the new product line have been completely redesigned and are now based on SEC technology. The heart of the type 1 lightning current arrester is a spark gap that safely impedes secondary currents. While system fuses were often blown by previous protective devices, such inconveniences are a thing of the past with SEC technology. The devices are extremely durable and operate inconspicuously without impairing the protected system. The type 2 and type 3 surge protection devices are also designed for high performance and functional reliability. The compact design and universal pluggability of the arresters makes installation, operation, and maintenance easier.
The type 2 surge protection devices measure only 12 mm per channel. The new type 3 device protection now combines surge protection with integrated arrester back-up fuses in a particularly compact housing. The pluggability of all products allows quick, simple insulation measurements. The Checkmaster 2 arrester testing device is available to check all devices for correct operation.
The new product family is particularly easy to install. The base unit and plug can be rotated 180° so that the labelling on each can be easily read at any time and the connecting cables remain short. The Biconnect terminals allow two connections per channel, allowing installation with V-shaped feed-through wiring. The large labelling surface on the protective devices allows simple identification in the control cabinet. The optical-mechanical status display with its new brighter signal colours is easy to read.