Introduces New Ultrasafe Fuse Modules

Feb. 14, 2007
Newburyport, Mass.--Ferraz Shawmut, a global leader in the field of circuit protection, today announced the availability of its new 600 Volt ULTRASAFETM Fuse Modules, with a compact design suited for use with 45mm-wide IEC contactors. These 3-pole fuse modules offer quick, easy, finger-safe fuse changes with additional features not found on other Class CC and midget Ultrasafe fuse holders. Ferraz Shawmut designed the Ultrasafe Fuse Modules primarily to replace circuit breakers in motor starters for superior short circuit current ratings (SCCRs), and each module includes an auxiliary contact option for increased user protection. The auxiliary is wired to an adjacent contactor, and the contactor drops the load upon opening the fuse extractor handle. Each module also features compact busbars for line side terminations. “The 45mm width is ideal for direct coupling to IEC style starters, but these have a variety of other uses,” said Bob Minkle, product manager at Ferraz Shawmut. “Other applications include circuits up to 600 volts for control circuits and transformers. The modules can also serve as non-load disconnects, and they can be padlocked in the “open” position with a ¼-inch shank diameter.” The fuse modules still incorporate well-known Ultrasafe features such as IP20 protection, easy operating fuse extraction handles and optional open fuse indicator lights. All Ultrasafe Fuse Modules meet the requirements of UL 512. About Ferraz Shawmut Ferraz Shawmut has been a leader in circuit protection for industry and the electrical market for more than 100 years. With a complete line of current-limiting fuses and accessories, Ferraz Shawmut prides itself on delivering innovative, problem-solving products like the SmartSpot® open-fuse indicator, Amp-Trap 2000® fuses, ULTRASAFE™ fuse holders, Protistor® semiconductor fuses and Select-A-Fuse® software. Two of the company’s latest innovations are its new line of Amp-Trap® High-Speed Class J (HSJ) fuses, engineered specifically for the protection of today’s sensitive electronic motor controllers, and the industry’s first line of Finger-Safe Power Distribution Blocks (FSPDBs), delivering the ultimate in safety and ease-of-use when making power connections in electrical panels. Ferraz Shawmut, Inc. is a subsidiary of the Carbone Lorraine Group. .