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Pulse Electronics’ New Sidewinder AC Current Sensor Has a Dynamic Range of 0.10-1000+ Amps
By: Business Wire
Nov. 6, 2012 08:03 AM
Pulse Electronics Corporation (NYSE:PULS), a provider of electronic components, announces the latest addition to the Sidewinder® product line-up, the PA3209NL. Responding to customer requests to extend this sensor technology to a wider range of their applications, Pulse has created this larger inner diameter product to accommodate current carrying conductors up to 0.750 inches (19.05mm) in diameter, or the industry standard 0.750 in. x 0.093 in. (19.05mm x 2.36mm) buss bar. With a dynamic range of 0.10 to more than 1000 Amps, this sensor provides extremely accurate measurement of AC current at 50 Hz or 60 Hz in smart meters, industrial motor controls, and power line monitoring applications. Pulse’s Sidewinder sensor handles the full current measurement capabilities of the traditional current transformer, at a lower price point and no saturation limits.
“The Sidewinder is a breakthrough in power sensing technology,” said Glenn Roemer, field application engineer, Pulse Electronics. “It differs from traditional current sense transformers because of its coreless design. This makes it lighter, easier to assemble, and less expensive. By adding a larger inner diameter to the Sidewinder family, a larger buss bar can pass through the sensor, enabling it to measure 1000 Amps and higher.”
The Sidewinder PA3209NL current sensor meets ANSI C12.20 accuracy class 0.2 and IEC 62053-22 class 0.2 as well as the Class 1 requirement for immunity to external AC magnetic fields. It is completely immune to external DC magnetic fields. The PA3209NL takes its place among an existing line-up of Sidewinder products capable of sensing up to 40Amps (PA3206NL), 120 Amps (PA3208NL), and 200Amps (PA3202NL). The sensors are packaged in trays with a price of approximately $2.45 each in quantities of ten thousand. Lead time is 8-10 weeks. The product is available immediately.
More information can be found on the datasheet located at http://productfinder.pulseeng.com/product/PA3209NL and on the Pulse Electronics website at www.pulseelectronics.com/sidewinder-p2.
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About Pulse Electronics:
Pulse Electronics is the electronic components partner that helps customers build the next great product by providing the needed technical solutions. Pulse Electronics has a long operating history of innovation in magnetics, antennas, and connectors, as well as the ability to ramp quickly into high-quality, high-volume production. The Company serves the wireless and wireline communications, power management, military/aerospace, and automotive industries. Pulse Electronics is a participating member of the IEEE, SFF, OIF, HDBaseT Alliance, CommNexus, and MoCA. Visit the Pulse Electronics website at www.pulseelectronics.com.
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Cautionary Note: To the extent that statements in this press release are not strictly historical, such statements are "forward-looking" and made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on the Company's current information and expectations. These forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. Examples of such risks include those related to the risk factors disclosed from time to time in the Company's SEC filings, including, but not limited to, those discussed in the Company's most recent reports on Form 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K, and any amendments thereto. All such risk factors are incorporated herein by reference as though set forth in full. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward looking statement.
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