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Product Uses /\ Top

The 15AM is an electro–mechanical motor protector for 125 and 250 Volt appliance applications including:

Pumps
Washing machines
Clothes dryers
Dish washers
Dish washers
Vacuum cleaners
Fans
Battery chargers
Lighting transformers (EN 61558)
Microwave ovens

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Klixon® 15AM series motor protector and thermal cut–out
13(5)A



Features and Overview Performance Characteristics
Declarations to EN60730-2-2 Product Uses
Declarations to EN60730-2-9 Qualifications
Data Sheet (PDF) » Contacts and distributors »




Features and Overview /\ Top

Snap–action Klixon disc
ENEC, UL, CSA approvals
Compact design
Large current range
Robust and reliable
European supply
Competitive price
Local engineering
Provides mounting flexibility
Nickel–plated shell holds and protects inner components against varnish penetration and mechanical forces
Option of basic device with leads and other integrated quick connectors or automated connection systems
Available in a variety of configurations including leads, insulating sleeves, and more
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Klixon
Motor Control
CODE: 15AM series

Motor Control


The 15AM is built to meet almost any application in the appliance motor protection field. In the 15AM design, the nickel-plated shell holds and protects the inner components against varnish penetration and mechanical forces. The heart of the device is the calibrated Klixon bimetal disc, responding to current and temperature changes. It is supported by a slug and a contact welded on the disc. The fixed contact is placed on the opposite nickel-zinc coated plated steel shell, separated by a coated gasket for insulation and sealing. The 15AM can be supplied as a basic device with leads and other integrated quick connectors or automated connection systems. Customized lead configurations are available on request. The 15AM can be fitted in the best possible mounting location in combination with the optimum assembly operation. As the 15AM is a metal device it may be necessary to insulate it from other conductive parts. An insulating sleeve is available on request.

The operating principle of the 15AM is both simple and effective. A current flows through the resistive Klixon bimetal disc. When a fault condition occurs, the increased current and shell temperature heats up the bimetal disc which snaps and opens the contacts. The contacts close again automatically as the device cools down to a safe running temperature.

The 15AM is designed to provide locked rotor and overload protection in a wide variety of motors for industrial and domestic appliances. Sensata Technologies can build the 15AM motor protector to meet almost any application in these fields. It is a proven leader in the European AC motor protection market.


Performance Characteristics /\ Top
Rated Voltage
125VAC / 250VAC
Dimensions
23.3 x 10.5 x 5.1 mm (including terminals)
Current Range
5–30 A (at 10 s trip–time)
First On Times
>3 seconds or >5 seconds (depending on bimetal type)
On-winding Motor Protector
A type: Standard
B type: Improved sealing (hotmelt)
Cycle Life
10.000 cycles / 13 (5) A 250 Vac / 10.000 cycles (see datasheet)
Temperature Ranges
Open Temperature: 65°C to 170°C in increments of 5°C
Standard Operating Temperature: 65°C to 170°C
Tolerance: ±5K
Differential between open and close temperatures: 25K–45K (depends on open temperature)
Maximum Ambient Temperature: 180°C
Maximum Terminal Temperature: 185°C
Continuous: Open temperature +20°C
Overshoot: 5 minutes at 200°C
Vibration
Military standard 202E/204C, category D (20g peak)
Corrosion
14 days according to IEC 60730-1, §22
Thermal shock
-40°C to +190°C, 10 cycles according to IEC 68-2-14, test Na
Contact Rating Thermal Cut–out
13(5)Amp 10.000 cycles
Contact Rating Motor Protector
Rating depends on the application and its test results


Qualifications /\ Top
ENEC
File number 2014531.04
EN60730-2-9 thermal cut–out
EN60730-2-2 thermal motor protector
UL
File number E15962
UL2111
C-UL
File number E15962
CSA C22.2 No. 77


Declarations to EN60730-2-9 /\ Top
Purpose of the control
Thermal cut–out
Construction
Incorporated, non–electronic
Degree of protection
IP00
Terminals for external conductors
For internal conductors only
Temperature limits of the switchhead
180°C
PTI of insulation materials
PTI 175
Method of mounting
Inserting, clamping, bracketing or the like
Operating time
For continuous operation
Types of action
Type 2C (T - open)
Type 1C (T - close)
Reset characteristic
Automatic
Extent of sensing element
Whole control
Control pollution degree
Degree 2


Declarations to EN60730-2-2 /\ Top
Purpose of the control
Thermal motor protector
PTI of insulation materials
PTI 175
Method of mounting
Inserting, clamping, bracketing or the like
Type of action
Type 3C
Reset characteristic
Automatic
Control pollution degree
Degree 2
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