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Thermostats control ‘in panel’ temperature for equipment reliability

Posted: Monday 13th July 2009

Aimed at designers and manufacturers of electrical control panels, motor control centres, distribution and server cabinets and automation systems, the 1T series panel thermostats from Finder are designed to maintain acceptable ambient temperature levels in electrical control panels and enclosures by controlling the on/off status of heating and/or ventilation components.

The thermostats are ideal for use in controlling heating and ventilation within panels and equipment installed in areas subjected to wide variations in ambient temperature, and where temperatures inside enclosures are likely to rise considerably due to the normal operation of equipment and components contained within.

Reliability is the chief factor driving the demand for this type of thermostat by reducing damage to, and minimising the potential failure of equipment caused either by the effects of overheating or by condensation resulting from rapid cooling.

The units’ compact 35mm (EN 60715) rail mounting form provides for easy installation, requiring minimal space requirements. Rated at 250V AC at 5A, the thermostats offer a peak current rating of 10A. For safety and reliability, a dielectric strength of 500V AC is provided between open contacts.

The units’ ‘snap action’ thermostatic bimetal sensor provides a positive switching action minimising arcing and promoting long electrical life (100,000 cycles). A protection level of IP20 is provided.

Suitable for applications in a wide range of environments, the 1T series thermostats feature an easily adjustable 0-60 degrees C temperature setting range for both heating and cooling outputs. The use of colour coded dials for temperature setting - heating (red) and cooling/ventilation (blue) facilitates quick recognition of type and control function.

CE approved, the range of 1T thermostats comprises three compact models; one for heating, one for cooling and a combined unit providing both heating and cooling functions. All are equipped with integral sensor and simple connections ideal for quick and easy control panel installation.

Finder 1T series thermostats provide a very neat solution for the control of in-panel environments in a host of applications, and units are available ex stock.

Tel: +44 (0) 1785 818100
Fax: +44 (0) 1785 815500

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