Fuseholder-style circuit breaker is RoHS compliant

Paul Boughton

Schurter's new T9 series circuit breaker for equipment is free from lead and other hazardous materials as outlined by the European Union's Restriction of the Use of Hazardous Substances (RoHS).

The new design is equipped with the same proven features, such as fuseholder body style, snap-in mounting (5/8-in or 16mm diameter hole), and push-to-reset button. Its tripping operation is cycling trip-free.

Fuseholder style circuit breakers are ideal substitutes for panel fuses where inrush currents cause nuisance trips, or aging of the fusing element overtime.

Resetting the circuit can avoid unnecessary downtime and maintenance costs associated with replacing fuses. Improper replacement with the wrong current rating is also prevented.

The circuit breaker button extends to indicate when the circuit is interrupted. The button returns to depressed status when pushed-to-reset. The ampere rating is clearly visible on the face.

Typical applications include lighting, power tools, industrial appliances, medical diagnostic appliances, UPS, sports and hobby machinery, HVAC. The Schurter T9 series meets UL standard1077 for Supplementary Protection, CSAC22.2.235, EN60934 and GB17701. cURus, VDE and CCC approvals are pending. Current ratings range from 4--16Amps at 240Voltsac and 48Voltsdc. Terminals are 1/4-inor6.3mm quick-disconnect.

Schurter AG is based in Lucerne, Switzerland. www.www.schurter.ch