Tuesday, June 28, 2016




Important Message Regarding

New 10 x 38 mm  (1.5" x 13/32") Fuse Holders!!!

If you are using a class CC or rejection fuses, according to this picture, you must use the class CC part numbers - please look at the picture of the fuse!



If you are using standard 10 x 38 mm (1.5" x 13/32") fuses - use this type ! 


                                  click here:  Standard fuse holders for 10 x 38 mm (1.5" x 13/32") fuses

Monday, June 6, 2016

NEW Fuse Holder Part Numbers 2016

254 Series [Click to enlarge]

256 Series [Click to enlarge]

Class J [Click to enlarge]

Thursday, March 10, 2016


American
Electrical, Inc.
Industrial Electrical Components
P.O.Box 73150 Richmond, VA 23235456 Southlake BlvdRichmond, VA 23236 •(804) 379-2899•Fax:(804) 379-8935


Date: March 7, 2016

REF:  New American Electrical, Inc. Fuse Holder

Do you or your customers use Class CC (rejection type) fuses in our Fuse Holders?  If so please read the following letter.

The 254 Series and the 256 Series are being upgraded.  The old 254 – VLC – is changing to the EFD Series (still 254 prefix).  The change will allow for 10x38mm and 1 ½”x13/32” OR Class CC fuses.  The Old version 254 series allowed for Class CC and 10x38mm and 1 ½’x 13/32” in the same holder. 

The problem is that Class CC fuses operate at higher Interrupt Current and higher quality – if a Class CC design (such as an Elevator circuit) were to be compromised by someone placing a non-Class CC fuse in the holder, the system would be operating below design standards – this is not a good situation. 

Now you and your customers will have to choose the Class CC version OR the 10x38mm/ 1 1/2'”x 13/32” – The Class CC versions WILL NOT ALLOW anything other than a Class CC into the Holder.  This will improve design and operational safety.

The 256 Series is being upgraded from the VLC to the EFD as explained below.

The new changes in the EFD series also allow for an easier way to open the fuse blocks, offer complete IP 20 protection, a better mechanism for attaching to the DIN Rail, the possibility to lock-out the device in open or closed positions as well as the complete separation for Class CC designs as described above.  This new Series, called EFD, will replace the VLC but will have the same dimensions as the VLC – so there is no need to worry about the physical placement of the new Fuse Holders.

So, with these changes, you will have to ask your customer “Will you be using Class CC fuses in your application?”

In the post above, you will see a table with a breakdown of what you need to know.  If you have any questions please call us at 804 379-2899.  Thanks for your business!

Tom

Thomas A. McCormick
President

American Electrical, Inc.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Introducing >>> SAFE CIRCUITS - a new 10 pole terminal block with jumper and screwdriver

The new SAFE CIRCUITS, 10 pole terminal block, with 10 pole jumper and screwdriver is the new answer for safe, quality, wiring connections for up to 20 Amps (UL) per circuit.  Forget open terminal barrier strips - that is, if you don't mind if someone gets shocked or you don't care if objects can freely come in contact with your circuitry !  SAFE CIRCUITS provides finger safe, high quality connections that insure personnel safety as well as making sure no objects can come in contact with them.

They come in three types

1.  A standard size screw clamp version p/n SC-AVK  $25.92 list
2.  A miniature size screw clamp version p/n SC-MVK  $26.70 list
3.  A standard size tension clamp version p/n SC-PYK  $27.64 list

The circuits can handle 20 Amps each and are UL approved and recognized.  They come with a 10 pole jumper if you need to have a common distribution of voltage or signals (the jumper can be cut down to any size from 10 easily).  The screwdriver has an ergonomic design so that the proper torque can be applied as well as fitting easily in your hand.
The terminals are situated on a 5" piece of slotted DIN Rail for easy mounting.

Sold in a convenient "hangar" bag version so your customers can see for themselves!

Please call us for availability and pricing today at 804 379-2899 !

Friday, November 8, 2013

Design In: New 245 Series has 2 ground, 4 feedthru and 5 UL 1077, 480 VAC, (5, 10, 15 or 20 Amp) Circuit Breakers

American Electrical, Inc's new 245C5-480 is an Engineered Junction box that has 2 ground terminals, 4 feedthrough terminal blocks and 5, UL1077, 480 VAC (5, 10, 15 or 20 Amp) Circuit Breakers.  Components are in a 240x160x90mm, IP 65, NEMA 4X, (-40 - +149 degree F), RAL 7035 gray, clear cover enclosure.  Captured, spring loaded screws make it easy to remove/replace the lid.  American Electrical has made it easy for you to "Connect and Protect" your
control circuit.  We've done the work so you can move on to bigger and better things!

Call us at 804 379-2899 today

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Design In: New 245 Series Engineered Junction Box - ground, feedthru and fuse terminations - ready for your control circuit

American Electrical, Inc's new 245F32-I is an Engineered Junction box that has 2 ground terminals, 4 feedthrough terminal blocks and five fused terminals blocks (up to 32 amps) with fuse failure indicators, featuring a flashing neon light upon fuse blowing.  All captured in a 240x160x90mm, IP 65, NEMA 4X, (-40 - +149 degree F), RAL 7035 gray, clear cover enclosure.  Captured, spring loaded screws make it easy to remove/replace the lid.  American Electrical has made it easy for you to "Connect and Protect" you control circuit.  We've done the work so you can move on to bigger and better things!

Call us at 804 379-2899 today.

Think INSIDE the Box !