Meltric debuts DECONTACTOR Series Switch
Meltric Corporation, a leading manufacturer of industrial connectors including, UL/CSA switch rated plugs and receptacles, introduced today the DSN150 Series, which extends its popular DECONTACTORTM line of switch-rated plugs and receptacles to 150A/75HP. The DSN150 is a cost-effective, connecting device for large motors, or other high amperage applications such as, shore power, generators or power distribution. The DSN150 will be available in September 2014.
The DSN Series: Overview the Meltric DECONTACTORTM line of Switch-Rated Plugs/Receptacles
The DSN Series is one of the product lines of Meltric’s DECONTACTORTM Switch-Rated Plugs/Receptacles. Purchased by electrical construction, maintenance, and facilities managers for their safety, reliability and durability, the DSN series is both switch-rated and horsepower (hp) rated, and a practical connection solution when quick, safe equipment changeouts are required. DSN Series connectors are also ideal for wet environments, common in the food/beverage industries, since they offer automatic Type 4X watertightness.
As with the entire line of Meltric DECONTACTORTM Switch-Rated Plugs/Receptacles, the DSN Series connectors provide users with a safer and more reliable means of connection and disconnection than traditional pin and sleeve devices. Meltric connectors utilize butt style contacts that exhibit long operating lives and contain a UL/CSA integral switching mechanism that’s approved for both branch circuit and motor circuit disconnect switching, which eliminates the need for a ‘line of sight’ disconnect switch and auxiliary interlocks.
“These advantages, together with competitive pricing, short lead times, and a 5-year warranty on electrical contacts, make our Decontactor line of industrial connectors the best overall value in the marketplace today,” said Bill Fortman, Marketing Manager, Meltric Corporation.
The Advantages of the DSN150 Switch-Rated Plug/Receptacle
Prior to the introduction of the DSN150, the Meltric DSN Series was rated up to 60A/20HP. For very high amperage applications, customers would have needed to purchase a DECONTACTOR Series 200A-rated device, the DS200 model, which was not HP-rated. Now, with the introduction of the DSN150, which extends the DSN Series to 75hp/150A, customers can purchase the more cost-effective, HP-rated DSN150. In addition, the DSN150 can be fitted with up to 6 auxiliary contacts which are UL/CSA rated. The only other device that could hold 6 auxiliary contacts in the DECONTACTOR product line was the DS100; however, the auxiliary contacts were not UL/CSA rated.
The main features of the DSN150 model include:
* Solid silver-nickel contact material to provide superior performance and corrosion resistance
* Spring-loaded, butt-style contact technology to ensure optimal contact pressure that compensates for manufacturing variations and usage wear.
* Type 4X, IP66 + IP67 environmental protection and automatic watertightness in wet and corrosive environments.
* Compact, lightweight design.
* UL/CSA Rated.
* Safe to Make and Break under Full Load.
* Switch-Rated for Branch Circuit and Motor Circuit Disconnect Switching.
* Short Circuit Rating of 10kA close and withstand (Testing was performed with RK5 time delay fuses sized at 100% of the devices rated ampacity.)
“The introduction of the DSN150 demonstrates Meltric is focused on providing its customers with the best overall value by offering the safest, highest quality, and most reliable plugs and receptacles in the connectors market today, and backing them with outstanding service and support,” Fortman added.