Phoenix Contact's new PT-IQ Ex models from the self-monitoring Plugtrab PT-IQ surge protection system are specifically designed for intrinsically safe applications and can be installed directly in Ex zone 2, the intrinsically safe signal circuits can be routed up to Ex zone 0.
Features of PT-IQ Ex Intelligent Surge Protection:
All protection systems consist of a controller and the protection modules themselves.
The controller supplies power to up to ten surge protection devices over mounting rail connectors and establish contact to the multi-stage remote monitoring system. This means significantly less wiring is required than when using conventional installation techniques.
The intelligent monitoring of each voltage-limiting component in a protective circuit allows preliminary damage to be detected and this information to be displayed using a separate yellow status indicator. In this way, pre-damaged surge protectors can be replaced during routine maintenance before they fail.
The newly available Plugtrab PT-IQ Ex products complete the line of intelligent surge protectors for measurement and control and data technology.
Phoenix Contact is a world leader in electrical connection, electronic interface and industrial automation technologies.
Phoenix Contact offers more that 60,000 industrial products and introduces dozens of innovations each year. The diverse product range includes terminal blocks, power supplies, signal conditioners and data converters, industrial connectors, transient voltage and surge protection, wireless signal and data transmitters. Phoenix Contact also provides comprehensive automation solutions such as industrial PCs, I/O, HMI, software, and Industrial Ethernet.
Founded in 1923, Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co., Blomberg, Germany, employs 12,800 people around the world.