Emergency stop switch offers reliable and flexible protection of sensitive electronics

02-09-2022 | Foremost | Connectors, Cables & Enclosures

Foremost Electronics now offers the Rack Safety Plus from nVent. The 19” 3U power distribution unit provides AC mains power and 24VDC power to electrical or electronic devices as a central power switch with an emergency stop function with the safety relay fulfilling the requirements of EN 60947-5-1 and EN 60204-1 in applications with E-STOP push buttons.

The switch is ideal for 19” test benches in areas, including test and inspection equipment, systems and control monitoring, prototype test and development, EV powertrain test, real-time simulation, high-current and high-voltage power units, hardware-in-the-loop test, load simulator for EVs, battery equipment test cabinet, power test equipment and more.

Standard features comprise a 19” 3U aluminium subrack, main switch, mains fuses, circuit breaker panel, emergency stop system, status LEDs for phase presence and emergency stop and on/off switch for switched outputs.

Based on a modular concept, 300,000 modification options are obtainable to users who can select a standard configuration or quickly and effortlessly create their own from predefined components. These include a selection of the power input, power output and additional features such as a surge arrester or EMC filter based on system infrastructure.

Standard specifications include 400V three-phase or 230V one-phase mains input with mains fuses; AC outputs with different connector types, switched by ON/OFF switch; and permanent AC Outputs (service functions). All outputs are protected by circuit breakers. It is CE and UL certified, also for modifications.

By Seb Springall