*Through 12/30/2020 Grant Industrial Controls is teaming up with Phoenix Contact to offer a free Power and Ethernet Surge unit with the purchase of both a Phoenix FL 1xxxN Series Switch and a Quint4 Series Power Supply. In addition to the free surge unit, the components qualify for Phoenix Contact’s Limited Lifetime Warranty. For more information on Limited Lifetime Warranty click here. For additional details on the promotion contact us!
Surge Protection Made Easy
The VAL-US series from Phoenix Contact is a UL Listed series of pluggable surge protection devices (SPDs) that utilize high-capacity varistors to provide high-quality protection. The VAL-US series offers status indication contacts for remote monitoring, as well as hot-swappable plugs with an integrated visual status indication for easy maintenance and replacement.
As UL Open Type 1 Listed devices, these products are integrated easily into new and existing systems and applications. UL recently added the “Open Type” description to complement the traditional hard-wired SPDs. This rating allows DIN rail-mounted surge protection to be UL Listed as delivered with field-wiring terminals. Implementation of these high-performance surge protection devices is easier than ever for panel builders and OEMs and can be accomplished without any additional safety evaluations.
Surge protection is now mandatory for safety and critical operations data systems in the USA. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 79: Electrical Standard for Industrial Machinery, a complementary document of the National Electrical Code (NEC), outlines requirements for the protection of operators, equipment, facilities, and work-in-progress. The 2018 edition of NFPA 79 now requires UL Listed surge protection to protect these vital applications. Ensure your equipment is ready with the VAL-US product line.
The Benefit of Open Type
As UL Open Type 1 Listed devices, these products integrate easily into new and existing systems and applications. UL recently added the “Open Type” description to complement traditional hard-wired SPDs.
An Open Type rating allows DIN rail-mounted surge protection to be UL Listed as delivered with field wiring terminals. Implementation of these high-performance surge protection devices is easier than ever for panel builders and OEMs, and can be accomplished without any additional safety evaluations.
- UL Open Type 1 Listed for easy integration into new and existing applications
- Available for all standard U.S. power configurations
- Robust protection up to 80 kA per mode
- 200 kA short-circuit current rating
- Remote and visual status indication to easily monitor your system’s health
- Keyed plugs and bases to ensure correct placement
- Testable with CHECKMASTER 2
How can you provide the correct protection?
Effective surge protection starts with assessing the potential risk and identifying all the devices within the application to be protected. The resulting protection concept takes into account all the interfaces of the power supply unit as well as those for data and telecommunications. This is the only way to comprehensively and effectively protect all the end devices within a data network, production plant, or building installation.
By combining high-quality protective devices with innovative arrester technology, surge protective devices ensure a high degree of system availability and safety in all areas of electrical engineering. A clear illustration of the protective concept is the Circle of Protection. An imaginary circle is drawn around the object to be protected. A surge protective device should be installed at all points where cables intersect this circle. The area within the protective circuit is therefore protected in such a way that conducted surge voltage couplings are mitigated.
The protective circle must include all electrical and electronic transmission lines in the following areas:
- Power supply
- Measurement and control technology
- Information technology
- Transceiver systems
To see specific phases & quick resource guide on Power Surge Protection devices, download these brochures:
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