Littelfuse Arc-Flash Relay Wins 2016 Product of the Year Award

CHICAGO, IL --- Littelfuse, Inc. announces that its AF0500 Arc-Flash Relay has been chosen as one of the best new products by Consulting-Specifying Engineer for their 2016 Product of the Year program.

This annual program involves readers choosing the top new products in the HVAC, fire/life safety, electrical, and plumbing systems engineering markets. The AF0500 Arc-Flash Relay won Silver in the Fuses, Breakers, Circuit Protection category. As a winner, the AF0500 Arc-Flash Relay will be highlighted in the September 2016 issue of Consulting-Specifying Engineer.

About the AF0500 Arc-Flash Relay

• Plug-and-play installation and a flexible design simplify retrofits and reduce cost. PC configuration is not required, and each input accepts either point- or fiber-optic sensors, saving cost. One AF0500 relay can be set up to trip different zones, eliminating the need to buy separate relays for each zone.
• Unlike competing relays, the unique sensors used with the AF0500 are equipped with a visual indicator called Heartbeat™ that allows workers to verify at a glance that the sensors are properly operating and protection is active.
• The AF0500 relay uses light sensors to detect arcing faults and send a trip signal to the circuit breaker in less than a millisecond. The reduced trip time lowers the incident energy and helps plants comply with OSHA and NEC standards for arc-flash safety.
• It combines all the important criteria needed in an arc-flash relay—fastest reaction time, system health monitoring, ease of installation, scalability, and application flexibility—to protect workers and reduce downtime.

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