AutomationDirect® adds supplementary protectors to product line

Supplementary ProtectorsCumming, GA --- February 15, 2004 --- AutomationDirect® is now offering Cutler-Hammer supplementary circuit protectors by Eaton Electrical, a world leader in circuit protection. The WMS Series protectors are UL1077 recognized for applications where branch circuit protection is not required or is already provided. These thermal magnetic devices protect against short circuit and overload conditions.

The WMS Series protectors are DIN-rail mounted and come in one- and three-pole configurations. They are available in two trip curves: the B-curve trips at three to five times the rated current and is typically used for PLCs, industrial computers, and low inrush type loads. The D-curve trips at 10 to 20 times the rated current for higher inrush inductive loads like transformers and motors. Shunt trips are available for remotely tripping the protector with an external voltage from a control system or alarm device.

A padlocking feature is also available for preventing unauthorized energizing of the circuit. Maintenance personnel can safely work on protected equipment without electrical safety concerns. The WMS Series protectors are priced at $7 for a single-pole device, regardless of current rating or trip curve. The triple-pole devices are priced at $20.

AutomationDirect sells over 3,500 feature-packed products through its Online Automation Superstore and new 1,300-page catalog. The company offers its customers high-quality automation products, which are often priced at half the industry average, 24-hour order entry and overnight delivery, the best documentation in the industry, outstanding sales and technical support, and a 30-day money-back guarantee. For a free catalog, access their Web site at or call 800-633-0405.

Editorial Contact:
TJ Johns
Phone: 678-455-1730