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UL DIN-Rail Surge Protective Devices Provide Comprehensive UL 1449 3rd Edition Solutions to Overvoltage Conditions

ST. LOUIS – Cooper Bussmann, the industry leader in critical circuit protection, power management and electrical safety, has introduced new UL DIN-Rail surge protective devices (SPD) that deliver comprehensive UL 1449 3rd Edition recognized overvoltage protection.


As part of the Surge Protection Made SimpleTM overvoltage offering, the new UL SPDs feature the same great benefits that make choosing, installing and maintaining SPDs a far simpler process. Modular DIN-Rail design with color coding makes it easy to install the right module. Finger-safe construction improves electrical safety, while a rejection feature assures system integrity by preventing misapplication of SPD modules. Vibration and shock resistance according to EN 60068-2 are ideal for harsher conditions present in mining and oil and gas applications.


“Overvoltage surges due to static discharge or lightning can cause serious damage to sensitive equipment and result in costly downtime for our customers. We are excited to introduce a UL recognized solution to protect vital equipment and increase productivity,” said Ivo Jurek, president, Cooper Bussmann. “This launch completes our global comprehensive line of DIN-Rail overvoltage solutions for wind, solar (photovoltaic), low voltage, IEC, and UL applications. Customers can rely on Cooper Bussmann to help provide power quality that’s free from damaging surges and overvoltage conditions.”


For the end-user, specifying the right surge protective device to prevent damage from overvoltage events has never been easier. Customers can simply select the wiring system and system voltage to be confident of getting the right solution backed by an industry-leading five year limited warranty. Once installed, users can rely on easyID™ local visual indication and optional remote contact signaling to monitor module status. Available with Short-Circuit Current Ratings (SCCR) up to 200kA, the new SPDs are ideal for UL 508A panel shops looking to achieve high assembly SCCR ratings.


To learn more about new UL SPD or Cooper Bussmann’s full line of overvoltage products, visit



The Cooper Bussmann Customer Satisfaction team can assist regarding products and services at 636-527-3877 or email busscustsat@cooperindustries.com. For application engineering assistance contact 636-527-1270 or email fusetech@cooperindustries.com.


Editor’s Note: For additional information, contact Mike Petrasek at (412) 394-6611 or michael.petrasek@bm.com.


About Cooper Bussmann

Cooper Bussmann, the industry leader in critical circuit protection, power management and electrical safety, is a subsidiary of Cooper Industries plc (NYSE: CBE), and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. The company is committed to the development, manufacturing and marketing of innovative circuit and power electronics protection and power management products; and provides engineering, training and testing services globally for the electrical, electronics and transportation industries. The company provides superior brands, including Cooper Bussmann® circuit protection products and services, Coiltronics® magnetics, and OMNEX Trusted Wireless® systems. Additional information about Cooper Bussmann is available online at www.cooperbussmann.com.


About Cooper Industries

Cooper Industries plc (NYSE: CBE) is a global electrical products manufacturer with 2011 revenues of $5.4 billion.  Founded in 1833 Cooper's sustained success is attributable to a constant focus on innovation and evolving business practices, while maintaining the highest ethical standards and meeting customer needs.  The Company has seven operating divisions with leading market positions and world-class products and brands, including Bussmann electrical and electronic fuses; Crouse-Hinds and CEAG explosion-proof electrical equipment; Halo and Metalux lighting fixtures; and Kyle and McGraw-Edison power systems products.  With this broad range of products, Cooper is uniquely positioned for several long-term growth trends including the global infrastructure build-out, the need to improve the reliability and productivity of the electric grid, the demand for higher energy-efficient products and the need for improved electrical safety.  In 2011 fifty-nine percent of total sales were to customers in the industrial and utility end-markets and forty percent of total sales were to customers outside the United States.  Cooper has manufacturing facilities in 23 countries as of 2011.  For more information, visit the website at www.cooperindustries.com.


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