Enhanced ingress protection

Jon Lawson

With the DG11, Schurter has launched a variably mountable IEC device with an integrated circuit breaker (TA35) for a variety of applications requiring, among other things, increased IP protection.

The DG11 represents a logical evolution of the widely used Schurter 6135 power entry module. It combines the advantages of the DF11 with a particularly compact design.

Wide range of mounting options

The new DG11 is available for almost every mounting variant with a snap or screw mounting. The latter can be done in front-mount or rear-mount versions. In addition, holes for the screws are available in either a vertical or horizontal arrangement.

It includes a 2 pole TA35 circuit breaker which provides the function of a device switch as well as thermal overcurrent protection. The thermal overprotection can be done with a bimetal mechanism for only one or two poles and is available in finely graduated rated currents from 0.05A to 20A. The rocker switch is available illuminated or unilluminated in a variety of colours and markings.

In addition to the IP 40 protection in all versions, the DG11 is available in a version with IP 67. The use of the device in harsh dust or wet environments is ensured by a protective cover for the circuit breaker as well as sealing beads and four sealing screws for tight fastening of the base.

In the coming months Schurter will launch the DG12, a filtered version for increased EMC requirements.