Phoenix Contact’s VAL-MS BE/O is the first pluggable surge-protective device for use in a rack-mounted enclosure. The 2U- (3.5-inch) high base element maximizes surge protection density, allowing as many as 24 VAL-MS surge-protective devices in a common 2U-high, 19-inch wide rack enclosure.
The VAL-MS BE/O has an orthogonal base element designed for both AC and DC applications. The base element accepts all of Phoenix Contact’s VAL-MS series of pluggable surge-protective devices, including the VAL-MS 60 and VAL-MS-T1/T2 48.
Each surge-protective device has an LED status light on the front, indicating whether or not it is still providing protection. When the LED goes off, the user knows that unit must be replaced. Rather than disassembling the equipment and disconnecting the power, the user simply removes the surge-protective device and plugs in a replacement.
The VAL-MS BE/O features easy DIN rail-mounting, a pluggable interface through the enclosure face, and wiring straight out the back. www.phoenixcontact.com