Friday, December 12, 2014

Phoenix Contact VAL-SQ NP Surge Protective Device

Phoenix Contact introduces its first pluggable surge protective device (SPD) that mounts directly in a standard load center in place of two 1-inch circuit breakers: the VAL-SQ NP.

The VAL-SQ NP is an SPD that provides whole-house surge protection in a panel-mount, pluggable form. It contains a high-energy suppression circuit that provides 32 kA (8/20 μs) of surge current protection per phase. Each surge suppression mode also has over-current and thermal fusing for safety.

The VAL-SQ NP has the same footprint as two standard 1-inch pitch circuit breakers, operating status lights to provide verification of protection, and allows homeowners to safely replace the plug themselves. Similar products in the industry require the skills of an electrician to replace the surge component at end-of-life.

  • 32 kA (8/20 μs) surge current capacity per phase protects against high-energy lightning strikes and transient voltages
  • Initial installation by a certified electrician; plug replacement by homeowner
  • UL nominal surge discharge current (In) rating of 10 kA
  • LEDs provide continuous feedback on the status of each phase
  • UL 1449 3rd edition classified

Phoenix Contact PTU Hybrid Terminal Blocks

Phoenix Contact introduces a new size of push-in spring technology hybrid terminal block.  The PTU 2.5-TWIN and PTU 4-TWIN hybrid blocks offer one screw connection and two push-in connections.  These hybrid blocks give the best of both worlds: fast, simple push-in connection for factory wiring, and familiar screw-connection for field wiring.

The PT terminal blocks allow easy and fast termination of ferruled wires by simply pushing the wire into the block. Stranded wire is terminated by pushing the orange actuator, opening the spring for the insertion of the wire.  All new versions are compatible with the Clipline Complete system of bridging, marking, test accessories, and plug-in components.


  • Push-in connection of ferruled wires to save time
  • Double-bridging channel between technology types for easy power distribution
  • PT 2.5-TWIN - 26-12 AWG; 20A @ 600V
  • PT 4-TWIN - 24-15 AWG; 30A @ 600V

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Carling Technologies RR / LRR Rocker Switches

Carling Technologies’ RR and LRR-Series round rocker switches feature a unique sculpted rocker design, and electrical ratings up to 12A 125VAC, 10A 250VAC. The RR Series is available with custom imprinting, and the lighted LRR-Series can be wired to accommodate dependent or independent illumination, neon or incandescent lamps, with red, green, amber or white translucent rockers. Installation is a snap, as this switch fits industry standard cutouts.

RR/LRR-Series switches are ideal for many applications including Appliance, Vacuum Cleaners, Office Automation, Food Service, Audio Visual, and Test & Measurement.

Carling Technologies RR / LRR Rocker Switches

Carling Technologies Technical Datasheets