Single-phase EMC filter for RCD and medical use

15-09-2020 | Schaffner EMV AG | Subs & Systems

Schaffner has reintroduced the FN2415, a single-phase EMC filter for control equipment with extended capabilities.

The EMC filter, created for the control line of complex equipment and machinery, eradicates interference affecting PLCs and motion or robot control systems, improving the system stability and reliability of the whole machine. It can also be employed for diverse single-phase applications, such as motor drives and power supplies.

Two new versions with adapted performance and lower leakage currents are now offered. The FN 2415 B version with no leakage current (0mA) does not add to the RCD total leakage current in a machine or a cabinet and can be employed in medical equipment. And the FN 2415 L with a leakage current of less than 3.5mA for low leakage applications, permitting the use of RCDs rated at 30mA in complex machines where several 3.5mA leakage current filters could be connected in parallel.

The compact design of the device offers a simple and time-saving installation with good accessibility for automatic and hand tools. Solid, touch-safe terminal blocks provide sufficient contacting cross-section according to the EN60204-1 installation standard. The filters are IP20-rated and have an operating temperature range of -25C to +100C.

The filters have all the needed safety approvals (UL, CSA and IEC/EN) and are compliant to REACH and RoHS directives.

By Natasha Shek