AutomationDirect introduces Power Distribution blocks

Edison Power Distribution Blocks

Cumming, GA --- October 15, 2008 --- AutomationDirect announces the launch of a line of Edison power distribution blocks and terminal blocks. The distinctly different styles of short-circuit current rated (SCCR) power distribution blocks and terminal blocks are designed to support different application needs.

Edison's finger-safe power distribution blocks feature a modular design allowing users to select and configure the number of poles required by each application. Ideal for today's power circuit requirements, these blocks are engineered to accept copper conductors and maintain an SCCR rating of 200kA, with proper fusing. The finger-safe blocks are suitable for both factory and field wiring and are rated from 175A to 760A. Most finger-safe blocks are DIN-rail mountable and prices start at $8.25.

Edison open-style terminal blocks are also offered as a convenient way to manage power distribution needs in factory and field settings. Surface-mountable, they are engineered to maintain an SCCR rating of 200kA with copper conductors and 10kA for aluminum conductors. Ampere ratings of up to 760A make these blocks ideal for use in UL508A panels for branch circuit applications. The terminal blocks, starting at $6.75, are available in single, double, and three-pole configurations. For greater protection, safety covers are also available, starting at $1.50.

View the full line of Edison power distribution blocks and terminal blocks at

AutomationDirect sells over 7,000 feature-packed products through its Online Automation Superstore and 2,000+ page catalog. The company offers its customers high-quality automation products, which are often priced below the industry average, 24-hour order entry and same-day shipping on in-stock items, outstanding sales and technical support, and a 30-day money-back guarantee on almost every product. For a free catalog, access their Web site at or call 800-633-0405.


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

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