Does DIN rail carry power?
Most DIN rail-mounted industrial power supplies efficiently convert line power and other potentially compromised input ac voltage into regulated dc power. This dc power in turn is shaped for use by attached industrial-automation components for monitoring, automation, control, assembly, and test functions.
What is the standard size DIN rail?
Standard DIN Rails are available in 35mm (7.5 and 15mm deep), 32mm and 15mm widths and are supplied in 1 m (3’3″) and 2 m (6’6”) lengths.
What does DIN stand for in DIN rail?
Deutsches Institut für Normung
A DIN rail is a bracket of a standard type widely used for convenient mounting of circuit breakers and industrial control devices inside equipment racks and control panel enclosures. The term ‘DIN’ is derived from the original specifications published by Deutsches Institut für Normung (DIN) in Germany.
What is 35mm DIN rail?
A DIN rail or top-hat rail is a standardized 35 mm wide metal rail with a hat-shaped cross-section. It is suitable for mounting circuit breakers and industrial control equipment inside equipment racks. It makes installing or removing terminal blocks and other devices quick and easy.
Are all DIN rails the same size?
As you might expect, the miniature top hat or TS15 DIN rails are the same shape as the above type, only smaller. The two standards differ predominantly in terms of their edge-to-edge width, with TS15 rails measuring just 15mm wide.
Are DIN rails Universal?
Although the DIN standards are universal, using a purpose-made DIN rail guarantees a good fit for your enclosure. Polycase’s DIN rail enclosures are available with cut-to-size DIN rails. If your electrical enclosure is made from metal, it’s important to choose a DIN rail made from the same material.
How are DIN rails mounted?
A DIN rail is typically mounted either on the interior panel of an electrical enclosure or directly onto a wall. If the rail is mounted inside an enclosure, components will be mounted directly onto the rail.
What is DIN rail enclosure?
DIN rails are the metal rails inside an electrical enclosure that are used to mount circuit breakers and other types of electrical equipment. Although DIN rails have a relatively simple design, they’re extremely important for the installation, maintenance and operation of electrical equipment.
How many modules can I fit in a DIN rail?
Equipment enclosures also follow these module widths, so an enclosure with a DIN rail may have space for 20 modules, for example. Not all devices follow these module widths.
What is the maximum weight for a DIN rail?
You can’t find any maximum weight specification for DIN rails because there isn’t a need for it. The maximum weight is a property of the mounting clips, not the rail. The mounting clips are designed such that they will always fail long before a properly used DIN rail will.
What is a DIN rail?
A DIN rail is a metal rail of a standard type widely used for mounting circuit breakers and industrial control equipment inside equipment racks. These products are typically made from cold rolled carbon steel sheet with a zinc-plated or chromated bright surface finish.
Why is the length of a DIN rail fixed?
DIN rails are sold in fixed lengths for a reason, because those lengths when properly mounted to a backplane can support the maximum linear kg per length along it that could potentially happen for the heaviest duty clip size it specifies.