Electronic Products & Technology

Circuit Protection

June 21, 2018 by Stephen Law

Catalog expands with high power terminal block line

BLOCKMASTER ELECTRONICS 16-page catalog now features a Selection Guide incorporated into the front of the book, providing a convenient way to select the type of terminal block that is needed.  Users can select by voltage, amperage, wire size and the…
June 14, 2018 by Stephen Law

7mm Sub-miniature DIP switches come in 2 sizes

CIT RELAY & SWITCH RD07 Series coded rotary 7mm sub-miniature DIP switches come in two sizes, including a flush arrow, 4.9mm knurled slot or 4.2mm flat slot actuator style. Devices are available with three different position options, (4, 10, &16).…
June 7, 2018 by Stephen Law

Protective polyurethane splash proof overlay boosts protection

NKK SWITCHES Protective Polyurethane Splash Proof Overlay for SmartSwitch is a 0.3 mm thick sheet of non-yellowing, 90% transmissive polyurethane with a water resistant, 10mm wide perimeter of adhesive. Designed to provide increased protection to devices requiring additional protection, an IP65…
May 3, 2018 by Stephen Law

Sealed power toggle switch withstand rugged environments

C&K PT Series Sealed Power Toggle Switch meets the stringent performance requirements for rugged environments. Devices are manufactured to be reliable, suitable for harsh outdoor conditions where dirt, dust and wetness are constant factors. Devices are built with a patented…
April 24, 2018 by E-T-A Circuit Breakers

12 Most common mistakes when specifying circuit protection

It’s only a circuit breaker.  Yet there is enough complexity and confusion when it comes to specifying circuit protection that many engineers are designing equipment with too little or too much protection.  Under protected circuits leave equipment vulnerable to damaging…
April 23, 2018 by Stephen Law

Time-lag thin film fuse satisfy higher voltage, current requirements

BOURNS SinglFuse series of fast-acting precision and time-lag thin film fuse products includes Models SF-1206FP, SF-1206SP, SF-0603FP, SF-0603SP and SF-0402FP. The single blow fuses for overcurrent protection provide current ranges from 500mA to 7.0A. Available in surface mount packaging for…
April 20, 2018 by EP&T Magazine

C&K acquires Vuillermoz

C&K, a leading global brand of high-quality electromechanical switches, has acquired the company Vuillermoz, a micro-mechanical components and tooling company located in St. Claude, France.  With more than 20 years of experience, Vuillermoz provides precision components and customized tooling to…
April 11, 2018 by EP&T Magazine

EPTECH trade shows coming to Montreal, Ottawa this month

EPTECH's table-top style of exhibit is the only series of coast-to-coast national electronics shows in Canada
April 10, 2018 by Stephen Law

Compact actuator simplifies upgrade to electronic latching

SOUTHCO AC-EM 05 compact electronic actuator simplifies the upgrade from mechanical to electronic access, providing an economical option for achieving electronic actuation of Southco’s R4-05 Micro Rotary Latch series and other mechanical latches. When connected to an electronic access control…
April 6, 2018 by Stephen Law

Tact switch reduces surface profile

E-SWITCH TL4110 Series surface mount tact switch has a small surface profile of 2.0mm x 2.8mm and a life cycle of 300,000 cycles. Device mounts along the edge of the printed circuit board for right angle actuation. The20mA, 15Vdc rated device provides single pole single throw…
April 5, 2018 by Stephen Law

Sealed rotary switch serves handheld devices in harsh environments

GRAYHILL Series 77 compact sealed rotary switch for space constrained applications requires less than 0.2” behind panel. Designed for rugged environments, device meets military standards for shock and vibration, moisture resistance, salt spray, underwater immersion and sand and dust conditions.…
April 3, 2018 by Stephen Law

EMI/RFI shielding gasket with clip-on mounting boosts attenuation

TECH-ETCH Low-profile EMI/RFI shielding (part number 125G23C040) with clip-on gasket provides a profile with free height of.030″ to close very small gaps and is available in any full-finger length up to 16.00″ and all plating finishes. Beryllium copper’s mechanical and…