New WAGO multi-channel circuit breakers (from $201.00) are available in two, four and eight channels. These electronic circuit breakers monitor load current and reliably recognize overloads and short circuits on an output. Circuit breaker electronics permit brief current peaks and switch longer overloads off.
The rated current for each output of the multi-channel units can be individually set with a current selector switch, which is accessible from the front. The outputs are time-delay and load-dependent activated to avoid overload current.
If the rated current is exceeded for a set time, the output will be switched off automatically and can be switched on after a waiting time (thermal relaxation) using the pushbutton or the remote signal-input S1. The pushbutton can also be used to switch the output manually. The state of each output is also indicated with a multi-colored LED.
WAGO space-saving single channel electronic breakers (from $57.00) safely and reliably stop power in the event of an overload or short circuits on the secondary side. Up to 10 single channel units can be bused together with Jumper bars.
Learn more by visiting: www.automationdirect.com/electronic-circuit-protection
In business since 1994, AutomationDirect is a distributor offering thousands of industrial automation products for electrical control systems, including PLCs, operator interfaces, AC drives, motors, stepper systems, sensors, motor controls, enclosures and more. Their prices are typically well below the list price of more traditional automation companies because of their business model and focus on efficiency, and the majority of their products are stocked for fast shipping. Plus, get free two-day delivery on orders over $49; some limitations apply. For more information, contact them at 800-633-0405 or visit www.automationdirect.com.
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