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Surge protection for rack mounting

| By Chemical Engineering

Phoenix Contact

Phoenix Contact

This company has developed what is said to be the first pluggable surge-protective devices (photo) for use in standard rackmount housings. Based on the Valvetrab product range, these products feature a new mounting position in order to optimize surge protection for rackmount applications. With the new positioning at the front of the housing, users can check the status indicator without having to remove the cover or disconnect the power supply. The clear arrangement of the pluggable surge-protective devices makes maintenance and troubleshooting extremely easy, says the company. The performance of the surge-protective device is enhanced by the new wiring configuration, which saves space, thereby allowing for a high density of protective devices. The two base elements can also be installed in series or in parallel. — Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG, Blomberg, Germany