Receptacles offer expanded IDC options

07-01-2022 | Schurter | Subs & Systems

Schurter has introduced a new version of its NR010 series NEMA 5-15R Receptacles, with IDC terminals for bussing insulated wires perpendicular to the Pin-Axis. The latest version completes the range with vertical and horizontal bussed wire options. All three terminals, L, N and E, can be bussed, or other variations such as IDC for N and E only, leaving the line terminal independent. The independent line terminal provides for the application of maximum load to each outlet according to UL rating 15A, 125V, or for expanding functionality to each outlet.

The packing density of equipment employed for data communication and storage continues to be revolutionised with increased use and expanded functionality. Rising ambient temperatures go hand in hand with these advancements, as demand trickles down to the tiniest components to keep pace with the growing demands of appliance manufacturers. The series is keeping pace with the trend, with its expansive operating temperature range of -25C to 150C.

In addition to its new series with increased temperature ratings and IDC options, the appliance outlets NR020 and NR021 satisfy increased fire protection and safety standards according to UL 498 Tamper-Resistant, as well as enabling compliance of receptacles employed in Household and Commercial Furniture and Furniture Power Distribution Units, according to UL 962 and UL 962A. Moreover, the NR021 NEMA 5-15R Tamper Resistant series satisfies the expanded code requirements according to UL 498. Further, it offers a version with added insulated wall between the L, N terminals, compliant with the Spill Test outlined in UL 962 Sec. 62.

By Natasha Shek