Littelfuse Wins Silver Award in Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2014 Product of the Year Contest

The Littelfuse SB6100 Industrial Shock-Block™ GFCI wins Silver Award in the Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2014 Product of the Year in the Fire, Life Safety, and Suppression Systems category.

CHICAGO, September 24, 2014Littelfuse, Inc., a global supplier of circuit protection, power control and sensing products announced that it has won the Silver Award in Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine’s 2014 Product of the Year program in the Fire, Life Safety, and Suppression Systems category. The SB6100 Series Industrial Shock-Block™ was chosen among 104 finalists by the magazine readers to receive this distinguished award.

The SB6100 Series Industrial Shock-Block™ is unique because it is the first and only ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) to meet UL 943 Class C and Class D requirements. Different than a typical residential Class A GFCI, the SB6100 has higher system voltage and trip levels required by industrial facilities. It is also the only GFCI device currently on the market that monitors the continuity of the ground circuit.

“With the rise of occupational injuries and deaths related to electrical shock in the United States, devices like the SB6100 are key to improving personnel safety in industrial facilities,” says Dan Stanek, Vice President and General Manager of Littelfuse Protection Relays and Custom Electrical Products.

About the SB6100 Series Industrial Shock-Block™
The SB6100 Series Industrial Shock-Block™ is part of the Littelfuse Protection Relay line. It is an industrial ground fault circuit interrupter, which meets UL 943C. The new UL 943C listing is for GFCIs with higher voltage requirements, because residential GFCIs prove impractical for industrial facilities. The SB6100 can be used on systems up to 600V and allows for a leakage current up to 20 mA, much higher than residential Class A GFCIs to reduce nuisance tripping, while still protecting workers. High-voltage industrial GFCIs like the SB6100 can protect against electrocution in high risk areas where when people, equipment and water are present. Applications for this product include electrical cabinets supplying power to pumps, washers, mixers and any areas where operators, electrical equipment and wet conditions are present.

For More Information
For more information on Littelfuse Protection Relay Products, visit the Littelfuse protection relay website at: www.littelfuse.com/relayscontrols or call our technical support line at 1-800-832-3873.

Media Contact
Debra Jayson
Marketing Manager, Protection Relays and Custom Products
Tel: 773-628-0738
djayson@littelfuse.com

About Littelfuse
Founded in 1927, Littelfuse is the world leader in circuit protection with growing global platforms in power control and sensing. The company serves global customers in the electronics, automotive and industrial markets with technologies including fuses, semiconductors, polymers, ceramics, relays and sensors. Littelfuse has over 8,000 employees in more than 35 locations throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit the Littelfuse website: littelfuse.com.


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