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Eaton debuts MTL SD modular surge protection device



Jun. 20, 2017 – Power management company Eaton says it is now delivering higher levels of surge protection with the launch of a modular device range designed for “easy installation, commissioning and replacement.”

The company says the MTL SD modular range offers complete cost-effective surge protection to valuable instruments and distributed control systems. According to Eaton, the MTL SD modular range promises to provide comprehensive protection from transient surge events up to 20 kA, describing it as the highest level of protection available for a modular pluggable device which is coupled with the highest packing density on the market. The design of the MTL SD modular device claims to reduce maintenance cost and downtime, as modules can be quickly and easily replaced, it notes. The pluggable part is held in place with a retention tag and can be removed from its base without de-energizing the protected device. A diagnostic LED option is available to provide a visual indication of a failed module so that engineers can immediately see which module to replace. A portable surge test device is also available, allowing users to simply check the health of each module during routine maintenance. The range is ATEX/IECEx certified for use in intrinsically safe applications, is SIL suitable and is designed to meet global standards.


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