Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Carling Technologies CMBA/CLBA Circuit Breakers

The Carling Technologies CMBA/CLBA-Series circuit breakers feature automatic cycling and resetting thermal protection capabilities with the same performance as its traditional push-to-reset counterparts.

  • Ratings: CMBA: 3 to 20A, 125-250VAC, 32VDC; CLBA: 3 to 40A, 125-250VAC, 32VDC
  • Approvals: UL, CUL, TUV
  • Dielectric Strength: 2500 VAC/1 minute
  • Interrupting Capacity: 2500 amps @ 32 VDC
  • Insulation Resistance: 100M ohms
  • Operating Temperature: -10°C to 60°C
  • Voltage Drop: < 0.25 V
  • RoHS Compliant
  • Household Appliances
  • Transportation
  • Power Strips
  • Medical Equipment
  • Audio/Visual Equipment
  • Power Supplies

Monday, January 26, 2015

Rittal Keyboard Support for Operating Housings

Rittal’s new keyboard support is suitable for mounting on operating housings with handle strips and operating housings for desktop TFTs up to 24”.


  • Slide function allows adjustment to different keyboard depths.
  • May be mounted on operating housings from a width of 300mm.
  • Connection to operating housings with support arm connection at the top or bottom.
  • Easily adjustable tilt angle.
  • Option of external mounting on surfaces.
  • Open support at the side prevents dirt from being deposited.

Carling Technologies Toggle Switch Hexboot

Carling Technologies full or half hexboot is the perfect complement to Carling’s line of toggle switches. The boot is compatible with 15/32” threaded bushings and will provide extra protection against the elements in harsh environments.


  • Flexible tear-resistant silicone rubber overmolded onto a 15/32” brass hexnut
  • Full hexboot completely covers toggle actuator and bushing
  • Meets ROHS 2011/65/EU directive
  • Inhibits the rotation of switches subjected to low frequency vibration
  • Complementary, cost effective addition to Carling’s toggle switches
  • Suitable for the following toggle models: F-Series, G-Series, 110-Series, C-Series, D-Series, DK/EK-Series, H/I-Series, LT-Series

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Littelfuse 470 / 476 Series Subminiature SMT Fuses

New 470 and 476 Series NANO2® Subminiature Fuses from Littelfuse withstand surge and provide circuit protection against overload conditions for downstream components. Both feature highly compact surface mountable packages for high design flexibility in space-constrained applications; the SMT design supports higher placement speed and higher yields during product manufacturing. With a 1206 footprint, the 470 Series Fuse is the smallest 125VAC-rated surface-mountable fuse available in the Littelfuse portfolio; The 476 Series is a family of 250VAC-rated surface mountable fuses in a compact 2410 footprint. It is the smallest SMT fuse with this high voltage rating and, like the 470 Series, is designed for primary side circuit protection in compact devices with high voltage requirements.

Typical applications include LED lighting, LCD/LED TVs, white goods (major household appliances), notebooks/PCs, and power supply units.


  • Surface Mount Type AC Fuse
  • Smallest footprint: 470 Series – 1206 package, 476 Series – 2410 package
  • High operating temperature at 125°C
  • Surge Immunity Capability: 470 Series – US: ENERGY STAR® (1.5A and above ampere rating only), 476 Series – Global: IEC 61000-4-5 2 ed. (3A and above ampere rating only)
  • SMT is the trend in compact applications with space constraints; it also enables higher speed and yield in manufacturing processes
  • Occupies less board space
  • Suitable for high temperature applications such as LED lighting
  • 470 and 476 Series Fuses withstand surge from AC power line and keep light bulb/tube working continuously

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Banner Engineering Q4X Laser Distance Sensor

The Q4X from Banner Engineering is the next generation problem-solving sensor, but it builds upon and complements existing Banner sensors. The QS18 laser adjustable field and QS30 expert laser diffuse sensors have been Banner’s go-to, problem-solving products for many years for challenging part-presence applications.

The Q4X expands the types of applications Banner can solve, by offering a rugged, stainless steel, versatile sensor that can solve a variety of challenging application and adding distance-based detection to the product portfolio.


  • Solves difficult distance-based applications regardless of target surface reflectivity, including black foam on black plastic, black rubber in front of metal, multicolor packaging and targets of all colors
  • Reliable sensing range of 25 to 300mm
  • Able to detect height changes as small as 1mm
  • Angled four-digit display with submillimeter resolution is easily viewed from multiple vantage points
  • Display provides clear user feedback for easy setup, and bright output indicator provides high visibility of sensor operation
  • Intuitive setup utilizing three tactile buttons conveniently located below the display
  • Durable and robust construction resists mechanical impact, over tightening and extreme vibration
  • FDA grade stainless steel, chemically-resistant material and laser marked sensor information withstands aggressive cleaning procedures
  • Rated to IP67, IP68 and IP69K
  • Superior ambient light resistance