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Microchip’s Mobile Web Site and Product Selector App Make It Easy to Browse Microchip.com and Find Products On the Go
Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today announced its new Mobile Product Selector application for iPhone®, iPad® and Android™ smart phones and tablets, as well as a version of its Web site for mobile browsers, all of which are available today at the following links…
Apple® Application Available at App Store
Android Application Available at Google Play
Mobile Web Site Available Online
Microchip’s Mobile Product Selector application provides a simple, fast and portable catalog of every Microchip product, including 8,16 and 32-bit PIC® Microcontrollers, Analog & Interface Devices, Memory ICs, Wireless Solutions, and all of the Microchip and Third Party Development Tools sold by Microchip. Additionally, customers can conduct keyword searches to view thousands of application notes and products, and they can quickly find contacts for microchipDIRECT sales support, local sales offices, distribution partners and representatives worldwide. The app’s touch-screen interface enables users to easily browse Microchip’s catalog by product line, application, function or market, along with full datasheets and other product documentation. Samples of many products may be ordered through the application, and online purchasing is available via the microchipDIRECT Web site.
When selecting the proper fuse for short circuit protection in motor starting applications, it is important to not only ensure that the fuse will not nuisance open during motor start up times, but also that the fuse will coordinate as required with overload relays. When sizing fuses between 125% and 150% of the motor nameplate current, several advantages, including ease of coordination with an overload device, a smaller disconnect, and increased short circuit protection from a lower fuse rating, can be achieved. However, if sizing at this level prevents the motor from starting, it may then be necessary to increase the fuse ampere rating and it then becomes important to know the NEC sizing limitations. As of June 1, 2016, the US Department of Energy has mandated that newly manufactured electric motors will need to meet NEMA Premium® efficiency standards. As motor efficiencies increase, motor locked rotor currents can also be expected to increase. In addition to this, with across-the-lin
A Class I Division 2 is a location: (1) In which volatile flammable gases, flammable liquid-produced vapors, or combustible liquid-produced vapors are handled, processed, or used, but in which the liquids, vapors, or gases will normally be confined within closed containers or closed systems from which they can escape only in case of accidental rupture or breakdown of such containers or systems or in case of abnormal operation of equipment, or (2) In which ignitable concentrations of flammable gases, flammable liquid-produced vapors, or combustible liquid-produced vapors are normally prevented by positive mechanical ventilation, and which might become hazardous through failure or abnormal operation of the ventilating equipment. Class I Division 2 Classification Class I Division 2 refers to the ANSI/ISA 12.12.01 standard. This standard was previously UL1604 until UL recommended the newer ANSI/ISA standard be used and that all hazardous location products be certified under this standa
TURCK announces new A-Size 3 and 4-pin 7/8 16UN powerfast™ connectors that provide up to 600 Volts and 15 Amps of power. These IP67 rated connectors provide a modular wiring system designed to handle high current applications for machine power distribution, while providing resistance to vibration commonly associated with conveyors, motors and material handling applications. The cordsets are available with a tray rated, exposed run PVC flexlife ® cable, with or without STOOW rating, and 14 AWG wires that allow you to replace hard wiring with a robust, quick disconnect system that saves the time and money spent installing a conduit system. The A-Size powerfast line offers male and female, straight connectors, standard and custom lengths, and pigtails or extensions. To make the system complete, fully encapsulated mating receptacles, with 1/2”-14 NPT mounting threads are available.