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Overload, Short Circuit, & Ground Fault Protection in a User Friendly Package!


Ground Fault Circuit Protection

Dee Electronics announced the .01-30 Amp, PB-series to the marketplace in March of 2008, and now is releasing  a new addition to the ground fault circuit breaker product portfolio – The 1-50 Amp, PC-series

Like the PB-series, the new PC-series is available with a rocker or toggle style actuation, and utilizes the hydraulic/magnetic principle which provides precise circuit protection operation and performance, even when exposed to extremely hot and/or cold application environments.  Both the PB-series and PC-series AC Residual Current Circuit Breaker with Overcurrent Protection (RCBO), are compact and fully integrated devices, combining the ground fault protection of a GFCI with the familiar overcurrent tripping characteristics of a normal circuit breaker.  The PC-series comes with LED indicators that illuminate to distinguish if the breaker is closed with line voltage present, or has opened due to a leakage current, or has opened due to over current, or is closed with no line voltage present.  In addition, there is an optional feature that detects L/N reversal.

The PC-Series Is Suitable For:

  • AC branch ground fault protection – a single circuit solution
  • AC main ground fault protection for a boat’s entire AC electrical system
  • Portable generator ground fault protection

 Key Benefits of the PC-Series

  • Increases safety around boats and marinas
  • Protects against electrical shock hazards in areas near water
  • Protects against defects in the wires & conductors
  • Reduces fire and shock hazards form defects in permanently installed appliances such as water heaters, battery chargers, lighting fixtures, etc.
  • Detects low level ground faults, which do not trip ordinary circuit breakers, that can lead to fires and shock hazards for boating occupants

Innovative Features

These precision mechanisms are temperature stable and are not adversely affected by temperature changes in their operating enviornment.  As such, derating considerations due to temperature variations are not normally required, and heat-induced nuisance tripping is avoided.

  • Overload, short circuit and ground fault protection in a single package
  • Handle style actuators and rocker style “acuguard”
  • Wiping Contacts – Mechanical linkage with two-step actuation – cleans contacts, provides high, positive contact pressure, and longer contact life
  • A trip-free mechanism, a safety feature, makes it impossible to manually hold the contacts closed during overload or fault conditions
  • A common trip linkage between all poles, another safety feature, ensures that an overload in one pole will trip all adjacent poles
  • Front panel mounting
  • Integral push-to-test button
  • Two integrated LED indicators distinguish if a breaker is closed with Line Voltage present, or has opened due to leakage current, or has opened due to overcurrent, or is closed with no Line Voltage present
  • Optional Hot/Neutral reversal detection and protection

For more information on Carling Technologies solutions, please send an email to EngHelpDesk@dee-inc.com.  DEE is a Trusted Supplier and Expert in providing Cost Savings, Fast Multiple Solution Options, Supplier Reduction, and Time Savings.  We Help Manufacturers Find Solutions and Exceed Their Goals.™

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