ELECTRONICS: Weidmuller announced the introduction of a series of economical, general-purpose industrial power supplies —the PRO-M Series. The PRO-M Series power supplies have been optimized for use in practically all dc power applications, with a wide range of ac/dc inputs and an extended temperature range of -25 to 70C. These new power supplies feature a slim housing design and high power reserves for reliable start-up of loads with high inrush currents, such as motor starting applications. Excellent electrical specifications and high immunity against fluctuations in input voltage or “Brown-outs” make these compact modules the best choice to power sensitive loads in applications such as tooling and molding. Weidmuller’s new PRO-M power supplies are available in six single-phase and four three-phase models with 24 V dc output voltages, and up to 40A output currents. This voltage range enables the PRO-M Series supplies to be used in virtually any single-phase or three-phase application.
All of the new power supplies include innovative features such as integrated overvoltage temperature protection, available diagnostic output, external shutdown ability, a power OK signal, and convenient remote ON/OFF functions which make the units easy to maintain or troubleshoot.
Designed for use in numerous applications around the world, the PRO-M Series power supplies are UL and CSA approved. They feature a rugged metal housing, vibration- and shock-proof construction, and an operating temperature range of -25 to 70C.
The PRO-M Series offers users easy installation with detachable screw terminal blocks and snap-on DIN-rail mounting. For added flexibility, mounting tabs are also included for direct panel mount.
Enjoyed the article on the Weidmuller PRO-M series Power Supplies. I know you can get them in various places, but I have discovered a resource that I wanted to share where I have found a limitless supply of all kinds of Weidmuller parts. There is a company out of the Houston, TX area called Specialty Control Systems that has one of the largest inventories of Weidmuller parts in the industry.
One of the things that we buy is their terminal blocks, specifically the W-series feed-through.
Here are the specs from their page:
1023700000 W SERIES SCREW CLAMP TERMINAL BLOCKS WDU 1.5/2.5N FEED THRU TERMINAL BLOCK COLOR: BEIGE
-- UL: 300 V / 25 Amp / #22 .. 12 AWG -- Dimensions: 5mm W x 44mm L x 37.5 mm H
WEIDMULLER 102370 WEIDMULLER 1023700000 WEIDMULLE
Anyone else use these? Do they work well in your applications?
Really, what I was wondering is if anyone has heard of Specialty Control Systems before now? Apparently they have been around for a while. Just thought I would share a little hidden treasure.
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