Reduced complexity chokes joins compensated choke range

New to Schaffner Group’s range of current compensated chokes is the RC choke. This series of ‘reduced complexity’ chokes – a range of small form factor common mode choke designs – is manufactured without potting, which the company says reduces the weight and improves the quality as there are fewer steps in the production process.

The RC chokes are available with horizontal and vertical mounting options. Standard current ranges are from 0.25 to 0.7A with voltages up to 250VAC.

The RC choke can perform at high ambient temperatures of up to 125 degrees C, without losing any mechanical or safety relevant specification, and de-rating calculations are provided for operational ambient temperatures higher than rated values.

The range of 14 different combinations of current, inductance and mounting position makes the series suitable for power supplies and applications, including LED lighting, HVAC or medical devices.

Schaffner’s RC chokes comply with RoHS and REACH requirements and are certified to IEC/EN 60938-2 (VDE 0565-2-1). With their open-frame construction, RC chokes can be easily reviewed by all safety organisations and certified as part of the end product. If required, material lists are available upon request.

The new RC chokes are in stock and available all over the world through the Schaffner global distribution and sales network.

The Schaffner Group is a global leader in solutions that ensure the efficient and reliable operation of power electronic systems by shaping electrical power. The company’s portfolio includes EMC filters, power magnetic components, power quality filters and the related services.

For the automotive industry, Schaffner develops and manufactures antennas used in keyless entry systems for cars, and filters for hybrid and electric vehicles and their charging infrastructure. Schaffner components are used in electronic motor controls, wind power and photovoltaic systems, rail technology applications, machine tools and robots, electrical infrastructure, and in power supplies for electronic devices.

Headquartered in Switzerland, Schaffner serves its customers globally through its engineering and manufacturing centres in Asia, Europe and North America.

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