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Littelfuse is a Winner in Plant Engineering Magazine's 2011 Product of the Year Competition
[February 23, 2012]

Littelfuse is a Winner in Plant Engineering Magazine's 2011 Product of the Year Competition

CHICAGO --(Business Wire)--

Littelfuse, Inc., a leading expert in electrical safety, power distribution and control products, has been chosen as a winner in the 24th annual Plant Engineering Magazine Product of the Year competition for its Arc-Flash Relay (PGR-8800). The competition honors the best new ideas manufacturing suppliers have to offer to improve operations. In 2011 Littelfuse expanded its protection relay line by adding the PGR-8800, which is a stand-alone relay with up to 24 light sensors. The product was designed to be quick and easy to install in both new and existing switchgear equipment.

Littelfuse PGR-8800 Arc-Flash Relay (Photo: Business Wire)

Littelfuse PGR-8800 Arc-Flash Relay (Photo: Business Wire)

"Speed is extremely important as early detection of an arc flash minimizes damage to expensive equipment, potential for fire, and more importantly, injury to personnel. Our Arc-Flash Relay sets a new standard for this product category. It is not only one of the fastest relays on the market but is also easy-to-install and easy-to-use," says Tony Locker, P.E., Product Manager for Littelfuse Protection Relays.

"We are honored to be recognized by industry experts who understand the impact of this Arc-Flash Relay on improving electrical safety," added Dan Stanek, General Manager of the Littelfuse Protection Relay and Custom Electrical Products Business.

About the PGR-8800 Arc-Flash Relay

The Littelfuse Arc-Flash Relay detects excessive current in combination with light, which is one of the earliest warning signs of an arc-flash incident. This enables the PGR-8800 to quickly distinguish an arc flash from unrelated current and ambient light fluctuations, defending the installation from nuisance tripping.

For more information

For more information about the Littelfuse line of Protection Relays and Controls products visit or call our technical support line at 1-800-832-3873.

About Littelfuse

Founded in 1927, Littelfuse, Inc., the worldwide leader in circuit protection, offers the industry's broadest and deepest portfolio of circuit protection products and solutions. Littelfuse devices protect products in virtually every market that uses electrical energy, from consumer electronics to automobiles to industrial equipment. In addition to its Chicago, Illinois, world headquarters, Littelfuse has more than 20 sales, distribution, manufacturing and engineering facilities in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Technologies offered by Littelfuse include Fuses; Gas Discharge Tubes (GDTs); Positive Temperature Coefficient Devices (PTCs); Protection Relays; PulseGuard® ESD Suppressors; SIDACtor® Devices; Silicon Protection Arrays(SPA™); Switching Thyristors; TVS Diodes and Varistors. The company also offers a comprehensive line of highly reliable Electromechanical and Electronic Switch and Control Devices for commercial and specialty vehicles, as well as underground Power Distribution Centers for safe control and distribution of electricity in mining operations.

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