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Switchgear and Control Gear

What is Switchgear and Control Gear?

Switchgear is a collective term for electrical disconnect switches, circuit breakers and fuses that ensure that electrical equipment is controlled, isolated and protected. Generally speaking, low, medium and high voltage switchgear is employed in power distribution applications. Control gear that is low or medium voltage is generally used in industrial applications where electrical equipment – particularly electric motors - needs to be protected from earth faults, surges and short circuits. It also provides simple control functions such as stop/start and building up motor speed.

What Do We Supply?

We supply an extensive range of switch and control gear, including:
DIN rail terminals
Overload relays
Programmable controllers
Switch fuses
Load break switches
Safety switches
Limit switches
Foot and palm switches
Enclosed switches
Emergency stops
Our low voltage range of industrial electric and electronic controls and systems are used in a wide range of sectors from oil and gas, transportation, data centre, marine and industrial.

Why Choose E. Preston?

As wholesalers, we stock and distribute control gear from well-established brand names such as ABB, Eaton, Chint, Crouzet, Finder and Honeywell.

We have access to thousands of motor control and switchgear products for a wide range of applications, suitable for any environment and use.

Our first-class choice and range means that you don’t have to look anywhere else for your needs. In addition, we have next day delivery on your products too.

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July 11, 2024

E-T-A Latest Edition of their CURRENT Magazine

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E-T-A CURRENT, Featuring Cutting-Edge Insights on Power Distribution, Circuit Protection, and System Technology.

Dive into topics such as the efficient E-Box for enhanced productivity, the speed and power of our magnetic and hydraulic circuit breakers, and best practices for electronic vehicle protection.


Eta Current Magazine

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July 10, 2024

Schurter NR520R Mains Socket Outlet

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NR520R Receptable, NEMA-Mains Socket Outlet

  • High Performance 20 A / 125 VAC up to 150°C
  • Snap-In and IDC-Terminals efficient installations.
  • Available in black, white and grey
Schurter Nr520r

The Schurter NR520R mains socket outlet, as an additional variant to the NR010, NR020 and NR021 models, represents an even more powerful performance to the NEMA mains socket outlet portfolio. The new NR520R complies with UL 498 and CSA C22.2 no. 42.

The higher load capacity of 20 A at 125 VAC makes the NR520R particularly suitable for demanding applications where both high performance and temperature resistance up to 150°C are required. The NR520R mains sockets are ideal for applications in data centers, telecommunications, power distribution and energy management.

Simple Installation, Maximum Safety

The new NR520R power sockets from SCHURTER are designed for particularly efficient snap-in installation and can be wired particularly quickly and easily thanks to IDC and Quick Connect terminals. With these features, the NR520R combines the highest safety and performance standards with time-saving and user-friendly installation. This is particularly interesting for manufacturers of power distribution products. After all: safe, effective and efficient.

Black, White or Gray

The NR520R from Schurter is available in three different colors: black, grey and white. These color options not only offer aesthetic advantages, but also enable targeted adaptation to different environments and areas of application.

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