Spectrum Control Announces EMI Filtered Strip Terminal Blocks

Spectrum Control, Inc. has designed a custom EMI filtered barrier strip terminal block with pre-bent leads to allow for easier installation on printed circuit boards (PCBs). This bent lead design was created for fast and easy installation, as PCBs are parallel to the housing bottom of the block. These new terminal blocks are appropriate for filtering power supplies in telecommunications equipment, metering, instrumentation, EDP equipment and industrial controls.

The barrier strip filtered terminal block is designed to provide excellent EMI/RFI filtering of AC and DC power and control lines and is a cost effective solution for backplane EMI leakage problems. This terminal block is UL recognized and CSA approved for DC voltages, has a 20 Amp rating and capacitance values from 2,500pF to 5,200pF. These terminal blocks are available in 2 through 6 terminal sizes and its rugged construction provides protection to the filtering element.

Spectrum Control’s custom EMI filtered barrier strip terminal blocks with 90° leads have pricing ranging from $20 to $50 depending on configurations and quantities required.

About Spectrum Control
Spectrum Control, an ISO 9001 and TS 16949 certified company, designs, manufactures and markets a broad line of EMI/RFI filters and power components, power management systems, microwave components, sensors and controls.

The Spectrum Control Signal & Power Integrity produces discrete surface mount EMI filters, resin sealed and hermetically sealed EMI filters, EMI filtered arrays, EMI filtered connectors, ESD/EFT protected connectors, filtered data-com connectors, gaskets and shielding, patch antenna elements, single line filters, filtered terminal blocks, power entry modules, power line filters, military/aerospace multi-section filters, and commercial custom assemblies.

Spectrum Power Management Systems produces AC and DC power distribution and remote management systems. Products include off-the-shelf SMART start products as well as customized products or systems designed to suit specific user requirements. DC power circuit breaker and fuse interface panels, power outlet strips and data acquisition modules are also offered.

Spectrum Microwave is a wholly owned subsidiary of Spectrum Control, Inc. and produces a wide range of microwave components and systems. Integrated Microwave Systems include switchable filter banks, low noise amplifiers, local oscillator multipliers, microwave synthesizers, digitally tuned oscillators and integrated assemblies. Microwave Filters include bandpass filters and duplexers, lumped element filters, cavity filters, waveguide filters, tubular filters, base station products and resonators. Frequency Control Components include a wide range of amplifiers, mixers, voltage-controlled oscillators (VCOs) and dielectric resonator oscillators (DROs).

Spectrum Sensors & Controls Precision Positioning Sensors Operation manufactures a variety of precision co-molded conductive plastic potentiometers and position sensors, as well as element segments and cable assemblies. Designs for these potentiometers and position sensors include rotary, motorized, hollow shaft, linear and fader types, as well as custom assemblies. The company’s Advanced Thermal Products Operation produces temperature sensing probes and assemblies, PTC and NTC thermistors and resistive temperature detectors (RTDs).