OREANDA-NEWS. September 22, 2016. Power management company Eaton today announced its Bussmann series power distribution blocks (PDBs) now feature dual wire rated ports to provide greater wire flexibility. These PDBs are available in finger-safe or open style versions and feature Short-Circuit Current Ratings (SCCRs) up to 200 kilo amperes (kA) with tested upstream fuses and circuit breakers to help achieve compliance with National Electrical Code (NEC) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements.

Weve upgraded our proven portfolio of PDB solutions with dual-wire rated ports that accept copper or aluminum conductors while retaining an Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Listed status, said Darren McDowell, product manager, Eatons Bussmann division. This reliable technology will help OEMs and end users enhance electrical safety and flexibility in a wide range of applications.

Eatons Bussmann series open style PDBs are available in 1-, 2- and 3-pole panel-mount versions with popular lineside and loadside port configurations in ratings from 175 to 310 amps. The finger-safe, single-pole PDBs are panel mount and 35 mm DIN-Rail mount blocks in ratings from 175 to 760 amps, and feature a modular design that permits dovetailing the required number of poles while still meeting UL 1953 minimum 1 and 2 spacing requirements.

Eaton develops and manufactures Bussmann series fusible circuit protection and power management and electrical safety products designed to provide innovative overcurrent and overvoltage solutions. These products serve customers in industrial, commercial, alternative energy and electric vehicle markets and in other critical applications.

Eatons electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer todays most critical electrical power management challenges.

Eaton is a power management company with 2015 sales of \\$20.9 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 96,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.