Littelfuse Arc-Flash Relay Wins Plant Engineering Product of the Year Award

Chicago, March 29th, 2016 — Littelfuse, Inc., announces that its AF0500 Arc-Flash Relay was named a Gold winner in the Electrical Safety category for Plant Engineering’s 2015 Product of the Year Awards. The prestigious award recognizes outstanding achievements in innovative products for manufacturing.

At an awards ceremony in Chicago, Debra Jayson, Marketing Manager, Littelfuse accepted the award on behalf of the company. “We are grateful to the readers of Plant Engineering magazine who voted for the AF0500 arc flash relay,” she said. “They responded to its plug-and-play installation, and Heartbeat™ indication, which lets workers see if the protection is working as soon as they open the door of the electrical cabinet.”

Jayson is proud of the Littelfuse leadership in arc flash detection that makes it easier than ever to keep workers safe and comply with OHSA and NEC safety standards. Arc flash events are characterized by intense heat and explosive force and have killed and injured workers through burns, blast, and shrapnel. The AF0500 Arc-Flash Relay protects workers and equipment by using light sensors to detect an emerging arc and send a trip signal to the circuit breaker in less than a millisecond. The reduced time to trip lowers the incident energy and helps protect plant maintenance and electrical workers from dangerous electrical arc flash.

Plug-and-play installation means that a PC is not required for set up making it ideal for retrofit applications. Each input accepts either point- or fiber-optic sensors, simplifying set up and avoiding cost. What’s more one AF0500 relay can be set up to trip different zones, eliminating the need to buy separate relays for each zone.

For more information
Additional information is available on the Littelfuse website For more information about Protection Relay Products visit the Littelfuse protection relay website at or call the technical support line at 1-800-832-3873.

Media Contact
Debra Jayson
Commercial Marketing Manager
Industrial Business Unit

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 nearly 10,000 employees in more than 39 locations throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit the Littelfuse website: