The Aegis Series devices are designed to meet evolving standards

The Aegis Series devices are designed to meet evolving standards

New Eaton line protects devices

Surge and line protection from the Aegis Series constitutes big assistance to OEMs as it helps reduce downtime and improve competitiveness

01 December 2013

Power management company Eaton has announced the launch of the Aegis Series surge and line protection solutions.

The series combines superior surge protection and filtering capacitors designed to help original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) reduce downtime and maintenance costs. The devices are engineered to help protect critical equipment and power supplies, including microprocessors, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), human machine interface (HMIs) and computers.

“Electrical disturbances inside a building can cause damage to sensitive electronic devices over time with few visible indicators,” said Thomas Colcombe, product manager, Eaton. ”The Aegis Series sets new standards in surge protection and line filtration to help reduce downtime and improve competitiveness.”

Aegis Series devices are designed to meet evolving standards, including Underwriters Laboratories (UL) 1449 third edition for surge protection and UL 1283 fifth edition for line protection. The listings are the latest tests a manufacturer must pass before a product can be used to protect devices connected to the power distribution system. Eaton is one of the first in the industry to meet these standards, which will become mandatory in April 2014.

Aegis Series devices include solutions specifically designed with low let-through voltages and provide high noise attenuation for critical loads and facilities with stringent application requirements. With a wide variety of configurations, OEMs can tap the Aegis Series portfolio to select the best device for their equipment protection needs.

A global technology leader, Eaton acquired Cooper Industries plc in November 2012. The 2012 revenue of the combined companies was $21.8 billion on a pro forma basis.

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