AutomationDirect offers full range of power and circuit protection products

Power and circuit protection product linesCumming, GA --- January 6, 2005 --- AutomationDirect has added a range of power and circuit protection product lines to their industrial automation offering in recent months to meet the needs of a wide range of applications requiring power components.

The company’s full line of power products includes power transformers, power supplies, power line filters, and outlets. The most recent additions include Molded Case Circuit Breakers (MCCBs), supplementary protectors, and a brand new line of non-fused disconnects.

Molded Case Circuit Breakers (MCCBs) offer UL489 listed performance for branch circuit overcurrent protection and disconnecting means. The circuit breakers’ small size saves panel space, compared to standard breakers or comparable fusible devices. The MCCBs use patented contact conductor designs featuring high-speed “blow-open” action that results in superior performance when high level fault currents produce extraordinary electromechanical forces. They also feature advanced arc extinguishing technology, and a toggle handle that provides three positions (on/off/tripped) along with visual indicators.

The full line of supplementary protectors includes single, double and triple-pole connectors for overcurrent protection where branch protection is already provided or not required. The units can be installed as a component within or part of an appliance or a piece of electrical equipment. They are ideal replacements for fuses that are applied as a supplementary protector. The supplementary protectors are 35 mm DIN-rail mountable.

SD1 series non-fused disconnects allow breaking and disconnecting on equipment loads of up to 600 VAC, at a nominal current range from 16 A to 40 A. SD2 series non-fused disconnects allow breaking and disconnecting on equipment loads of up to 600 VAC, at a nominal current range from 63 A to 125 A. Both models are DIN rail or panel-mountable and feature high breaking capacity (AC 22 A to AC 23 A), double break contacts, high electrical and mechanical endurance, and are resistant to damp heat. The non-fused disconnects have an IP20 degree of protection and are HACR rated.

AutomationDirect sells over 5,000 feature-packed products through its Online Automation Superstore and new 1,600-page catalog. The company offers its customers high-quality automation products, which are often priced at half the industry average, overnight delivery, the best documentation in the industry, and outstanding sales and technical support. For a free catalog, access their Web site at or call 800-633-0405.


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TJ Johns
Phone: 678-455-1730