Littelfuse Introduces Its Residual Current Monitor Product Line for Electrical Charging Stations
Technology minimizes the risk of electrical shock during charging
CHICAGO, July 6, 2023 -- Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ: LFUS), a diversified, industrial technology manufacturing company empowering a sustainable, connected, and safer world, introduces its Western Automation Research and Development Residual Current Monitor (RCM) product line to detect AC and DC ground fault currents in electrical vehicle (EV) charging installations. When a residual fault current occurs, the RCM sends an output signal that triggers a relay or contactor to shut off the supply power and remove the shock hazard during electrical vehicle charging. The RCM product line offers various models to support the global UL and IEC safety standards for EV charging applications. These products may be used to detect AC, DC, or both type of faults in single-phase or multi-phase installations.
“Electrical vehicles are a major priority for car manufacturers, and it is only a matter of time before EVs become a significant proportion of all vehicles—making it paramount that charging applications are safe and reliable,” stated Philippe Di Fulvio, Littelfuse EV Infrastructure Business Development Manager. “The RCM monitor detects AC and DC ground fault currents and quickly triggers a fault output to disable the charging current and remove the shock hazard when charging vehicles.”
The Western Automation Research and Development Residual Current Monitor product line includes:
Multiple models to support global AC EV charger safety standards including:
Level 2 (UL2231-2)
Mode 2 (IEC62752)
Mode 3 (IEC62955)
Protection against both AC and DC leakage current that can present serious shock risks
Single-phase and three-phase designs in one component to simplify inventory
Chassis and board-level mounting options available for added flexibility
For more information visit: WesternAutomation.com
Littelfuse (NASDAQ: LFUS) is a diversified, industrial technology manufacturing company empowering a sustainable, connected, and safer world. Across more than 20 countries, and with approximately 18,000 global associates, we partner with customers to design and deliver innovative, reliable solutions. Serving over 100,000 end customers, our products are found in a variety of industrial, transportation and electronics end markets — everywhere, every day. Learn more at Littelfuse.com.
About Western Automation Research and Development
Founded in 1984, Western Automation Research and Development Limited is a leading developer and vendor of innovative technology solutions for electrical safety and shock protection. Western Automation has a strong global presence supplying to blue-chip OEMs across a range of sectors with a particular focus on the industrial segment and EV charger fault detection. The company is headquartered in Galway, Ireland, with operations in the UK, Spain and USA. Learn more at WesternAutomation.com.
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