Eaton announces Power Defense connected molded case circuit breakers
By embedding protection, energy metering, intelligence and connectivity in the breakers, the products go beyond traditional circuit protection to provide power system visibility and advanced predictive diagnostics.
September 5, 2019
Eaton has released its new line of globally certified Power Defense molded case circuit breakers.
One percent metering accuracy, breaker health monitoring and integrated communications are designed to help users master power capabilities and safety systems that enable uninterrupted operations in a variety of applications, including commercial construction, data center and industrial projects.
By embedding protection, energy metering, intelligence and connectivity in a foundational electrical system component, the breakers go beyond traditional circuit protection to provide deeper power system visibility and advanced predictive diagnostics.
Molded case circuit breakers provide functionality in nearly every low-voltage application around the world, protecting connected devices from overloads and short circuits.
Now, in facilities that require hundreds of these devices, real-time data from the intelligent circuit breakers can be tracked and analyzed to prompt condition-based maintenance – an easier, faster and far more cost-effective way to maintain an electrical system.
In the event of a fault, Power Defense circuit breakers are designed to provide visibility into where and why a fault occurred making it easier and faster to restore power, while giving the user critical information about the integrity of their power distribution system through a sophisticated breaker health algorithm.
Eaton Power Defense circuit breakers with Power Xpert Release electronic trip units, leverage embedded communication capability to do the work previously required by multiple components, delivering critical information to analyze safety and system power dynamics. These capabilities are available in smaller, lower ampacity breakers than ever before, providing more granular information on connected systems and enabling greater uptime.
The globally accredited Power Defense platform meets key standards around the world, including applicable UL®, International Electrotechnical Committee (IEC), and Canadian Standards Association (CSA).
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