Power distribution unit offers 300,000 options

31st August 2022
Mick Elliott

Rack Safety Plus, a power distribution unit, from nVent is now available from specialist distributor Foremost Electronics.

The 19-inch 3U power distribution unit supplies AC mains power and 24 V DC power to electrical or electronic devices as a central power switch with an emergency stop function with the safety relay meeting the requirements of EN 60947-5-1 and EN 60204-1 in applications with E-STOP push buttons.

nVent’s Rack Safety Plus is ideal for 19-inch test benches in areas such as test and inspection equipment, systems and control monitoring, prototype test and development, real-time simulation, high-current and high-voltage power units, EV powertrain test, hardware-in-the-loop test, load simulator for electric vehicle, battery equipment test cabinet, power test equipment and more.

Standard features include 19-inch 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 different modification options are available to users who can choose a standard configuration, or quickly and easily create their own configuration from predefined components. These include 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:

  • 400 V 3-phase or 230 V 1-phase mains input with mains fuses
  • AC outputs with different connector types, switched by ON/OFF switch
  • Permanent AC Outputs (service functions)
  • All outputs are protected by circuit breakers
  • The emergency stop function meets the requirements of EN 60947-5-1 and EN 60204-1 and is vandalism-proof
  • CE and UL certified, also for modifications.
  • Thermal management test and EMC tests

With the launch of Rack Safety Plus from nVent, Foremost Electronics continues to support test and measurement customers with reliable solutions to save product development time and money.

Foremost Electronics is a long-term channel partner for the German manufacturer, nVent Schroff and can supply their wide range of cabinets, desktop enclosures, nineteen” cabinets, and subracks.

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