Compact fusible switches for finger-safe circuit protection

AutomationDirect has added Gladiator compact fusible switches for circuit protection. They are also equipped with lockout/tagout capability and finger-safe construction.

06/02/2011


Gladiator compact fusible switches have been added to AutomationDirect’s product offering of circuit protection devices. The single-pole, two-pole and triple-pole ac devices are available in Class CC and Midget fuse models; single-phase dc devices are also available. The 35 mm DIN rail mountable switches’ compact size reportedly takes up only one-third the space of a molded circuit breaker and two-thirds the space of traditional fusible switches, saving space in control panels. The full voltage rating of up to 600 V ac (80 V dc) apparently allows installation flexibility in many applications where feeder and branch circuit protection are required.

Equipped with lockout/tagout capability and finger safe construction, Gladiator switches promote safe workplace practices by preventing contact with live components. Open fuse indication provides faster troubleshooting and reduced downtime. 

Class CC fuse models are UL98 listed and have a 200 kA Short-Circuit Current Rating; Midget Class fuse models are UL508 listed and have a 1 0kA Short-Circuit Current Rating. A 5A auxiliary contact with one normally-open and one normally-closed contact is also available.

www.automationdirect.com 

- Edited by Chris Vavra, Control Engineering, www.controleng.com



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