Ultra-compact IEC appliance inlet with line filter saves valuable interior space

17-03-2023 | Schurter | Passives

Schurter has launched its 5121 filtered appliance inlet. The new, compact filter series provides an IEC C14 inlet with capacitors and a completely enclosed steel housing that reliably protects against high-frequency interference conducted via cables or radiated interference.

Particularly suited for applications with shallow installation depth, the new filter series suppresses the equipment’s high-frequency interference at the mains input. In contrast, other extra low-frequency filter components, including chokes and capacitors, may be placed elsewhere on the PCB. It provides a version for flange mounting and snap-in mounting. The flange is supplied with plastic upon metal or metal only. The snap-in version provides snap arms. Securing the metal flange to the chassis with metal screws or a snap-in version with snap arms assures optimal shielding at the panel opening, which lessens the coupling effect and the radio frequency’s ability to travel. The snap arms also deliver a clean and neat look utilising less panel space and installation time.

The series is offered in standard and medical M80 versions, making it ideal for laboratory, industrial, medical, telecom, audio/video, and office equipment. It is safety agency approved by ENEC, CQC, and cURus for currents up to 10A/250VAC according to IEC and up to 15A at 125/250VAC according to UL and CSA. The operating temperature range is -25C to 85C. Provided with flexible wires for ease of installation, the series is also V-Lock power cord compatible.

By Seb Springall