Pulse Debuts New Sidewinder Current Sensor

July 16, 2013

The non-round PA3207NL core-less, light-weight, lower cost sensor fits the standard buss bar of an ANSI 2S smart meter and targets applications requiring 0.2% accuracy.

SAN DIEGO /BUSINESS WIRE/ -- Pulse Electronics Corp., a leading provider of electronic components, announces a unique new addition to the Sidewinder AC current sensor line, the PA3207NL. This non-round sensor specifically fits the standard 0.750 in. by 0.093 in. buss bar of an ANSI 2S smart meter, making the design of the meter base simpler and the assembly easier. The current sensor is linear from 0.1 A to 200 A. It provides extremely accurate measurement of AC current at 50 or 60 Hz and meets the ANSI C12.20 standard for immunity to external magnetic fields.

The PA3207NL Sidewinder is a core-less, light-weight, lower cost, AC current sensor for highly accurate metering applications requiring 0.2% accuracy. Although primarily designed for smart meter applications, the non-round shape can be used in industrial motor controls, power line monitoring, and in commercial and industrial circuit panels.

"Instead of shaping the buss bar to fit the sensor, Pulse has designed the sensor to fit the buss bar," explained Glenn Roemer, Field Applications Engineer, Pulse Electronics. "This simplifies the meter base design and assembly and provides measurement and control engineers with a lower cost current sensing solution."

The sensors are packaged in trays, with a price of approximately $2.15 each in quantities of ten thousand. Lead time is 8 to 10 weeks. The product is available immediately.

More information can be found on the datasheet located online and on the Pulse Electronics Web site.

About Pulse
Pulse Electronics Corp. is the electronic components partner that helps customers build the next great product by providing the needed technical solutions. Pulse Electronics has a long operating history of innovation in magnetics, antennas, and connectors, as well as the ability to ramp quickly into high-quality, high-volume production. The company serves the wireless and wireline communications, power management, military/aerospace, and automotive industries. Pulse Electronics is a participating member of the IEEE, SFF, OIF, HDBaseT Alliance, CommNexus, NFC Forum, and MoCA.

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