Eaton’s Bussmann series Power Distribution Fuse Block (PDFB) is a UL Listed, innovative product that combines a fuse block and power distribution block into one component.
Previously only available for Class J knifeblade fuses in 100, 200 and 300 amps, Eaton has just expanded the portfolio of PDFBs to include Class J ferrule and knifeblade fuses, as well as Class H(K) and R ferrule fuses, from 30-400 amps.
Now, the Bussmann series PDFB uses up to 65% less panel space and reduces installation time and labor by 33%, when compared with traditional fuse block/power distribution block solutions.
The patented product is available in 1-, 2- and 3-pole versions, with individual pole versions having a dovetail feature that allows point-of-use assembly depending on the number of poles. With a smaller footprint and up to a 200 kA withstand rating, the PDFB helps panel builders achieve a higher assembly Short Circuit Current Rating (SCCR) for compliance with National Electric Code®. Additionally, PDFBs up to 60 amps feature DIN-Rail and panel mount versatility for ease of installation.
“Our PDFB solution represents an industry-first, combining a power distribution block with a fuse block to help enhance overall system integrity,” said Darren McDowell, product manager, Eaton’s Bussmann division. “It utilizes safe, reliable technology to help both OEMs and end users save valuable panel space and reduce overall installation cost.”
To help enhance safety, a variety of PDFBs have an optional finger-safe, see-through cover, an IP20-rating that includes lockout/tagout capability and open circuit indication.