Energy & Power
Transmission & Distribution
Mersen UL 1449 3rd edition-approved Surge-Trap Type 1 X-Series SPD
By Anthony Capkun
Mersen (formerly Ferraz Shawmut) expanded its X series line of UL 1449, 3rd edition-approved surge protection devices (SPDs) with the Surge-Trap Type 1 X-Series, which provides overvoltage protection for all locations in the facility with a small footprint. The SPDs feature TPMOV technology. The new series includes the Surge-Trap XR series, which provides overvoltage protection for distribution branch panels, control panels and equipment. The XP series protects larger distribution and branch panels, while the XT series protects “critical locations” and service entrance gear. Surge-Trap Type 1 X-Series SPDs are rated for NEMA 4X enclosures and suited for system voltages from 120V to 600V. They have a 20kA (In) nominal discharge current and 200kA SCCR ratings. Agency approvals include UL 1449 3rd edition, IEC 61643, CE, ANSI/IEEE C62.41 (XR-series), RoHS compliance and UL 96A lightning protection master label.