- April 13, 2017
April 13, 2017 - Power management company Eaton launched of a modular device range designed for installation, commissioning and replacement. Eaton’s MTL SD Modular range provides comprehensive protection from transient surge events up to 20 kA. With over 50 per cent of premature electronic equipment failures being attributed to surge and maintenance failures, Eaton’s MTL SD Modular range offers surge protection to valuable instruments and distributed control systems.
The design of the MTL SD modular device is intended to reduce maintenance cost and downtime, as modules can be quickly replaced. The pluggable part is held in place with a retention tag and can be removed from its base without de-energising the protected device. This is achieved using an innovative ‘make before break’ design to ensure uninterrupted loop operation during replacement.
A diagnostic LED option is available to provide a clear, visual indication of a failed module so that engineers can immediately see which module to replace. A portable surge test device is also available, allowing users to check the health of each module during routine maintenance.
With versions available for all process signal types, they are ideal for panel builders, system integrators and engineers looking to protect electrical and electronic assets. The range is fully ATEX/IECEx certified for use in intrinsically safe applications, is SIL suitable and is designed to meet global standards.