First portable ground fault circuit interrupter elevates electrical safety

30-01-2023 | Molex | Test & Measurement

Molex has launched the Super-Safeway Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) industrial-duty product. The new GFCI instrument is the first portable 20A device to gain the IP69K rating. This latest addition to the company's Woodhead line of permanent-mount and portable GFCI solutions is ideal for the food-processing industry, and other applications where sanitising equipment continually produces excessive moisture and humidity conditions.

"Molex's industrial customers operate highly complex processing equipment in some of the harshest and wettest environments, so addressing their safety concerns is a critical business priority," said Tony Quebbemann, product marketing manager at Molex. "We developed the portable, IP69K-rated, 20A GFCI product to give our customers the highest levels of protection possible to safeguard them from the dangers of electrical failure or electrocution."

The company's new double-insulated GFCI meets industry standards while delivering extra measures of protection to keep workers safe. The product's open-neutral sensing relay prevents power flow under threatening conditions in accordance with OSHA requirements. Also, the product meets both UL-listed and CSA-certified regulations.

The IP69K-rated product also provides exceptional sealing properties, impact-resistant housing, chemical/UV-resistant enclosure and vulcanised rubber for durable, reliable operation. Nuisance tripping is minimised by the inclusion of an electronically enhanced filter, while different product options, including automatic and manual resets and various outlet-box configurations, are developed to accommodate a variety of work sites.

As part of the company's continued commitment to industrial-product innovation, the cable drops on the device provide a primary cord that can include an overhead configuration for more suitable and safer installation. Furthermore, the device may be connected with cable drops using Molex Watertite wiring devices with IP67, IP69K, NEMA Type 4X and 6P ratings.


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