Surge protection device
The UL 1449 third edition 1000 Vdc surge protection device (SPD) by Automation Systems Interconnect Inc.
Automation Systems Interconnect Inc. has released the UL 1449 third edition recognized 1000 Vdc surge protection device (SPD). The DIN rail mountable, pluggable module has a maximum discharge current (8/20) 50 kA. The nominal discharge current (8/20) is 20 kA. The SPD uses MOV technology with high-energy thermal protection to provide reliable surge protection. It is designed to extinguish the arc internally to give a quick thermal response and device cut-off.
Automation Systems Interconnect Inc.
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
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