Newburyport, MA – Mersen, formerly Ferraz Shawmut, introduces its new X series line of UL 1449 third edition approved surge protection devices (SPDs), the Surge-Trap Type 1 X-Series, which provide overvoltage protection for all locations in the facility with the smallest footprints available. The new X-Series SPDs features industry leading TPMOV® technology inside.
The new series includes the Surge-Trap XR series, which provides overvoltage protection for distribution branch panels, control panels and equipment. The advanced performance Surge-Trap XP series provides overvoltage protection for larger distribution panels and branch panels. And, the Surge-Trap XT series which offers advanced technology surge protection and provides high end protection for critical locations and service entrance gear.
SPDs play a critical role in helping to protect people and equipment from harmful transients. It is especially important within industries such as agriculture, automation, pulp & paper, renewable energy, telecommunications, transportation and water treatment industries as well as within any industrial, commercial or residential environment where overvoltage problems caused by internal power disturbances are common.
The Surge-Trap® Type 1 X-Series SPDs are rated for NEMA 4X enclosures and suited for system voltages from 120V to 600V. They have a 20kA (In) nominal discharge current and high 200kA SCCR ratings. Agency approvals include UL 1449 third edition, IEC 61643, CE, ANSI/IEEE C62.41 (XR-series), RoHS compliant, and UL 96A lightening protection master label.