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TMCNet:  Pulse Electronics' Sidewinder Clamp-On Current Sensor Easily Fits Existing Solid Conductors

[July 31, 2014]

Pulse Electronics' Sidewinder Clamp-On Current Sensor Easily Fits Existing Solid Conductors

SAN DIEGO --(Business Wire)--

Pulse Electronics Corporation (NYSE: PULS), a leading provider of electronic components, introduces its new 50Hz/60Hz, di/dt AC current sensor that can be clamped onto an existing solid conductor without having to disconnect the conductor. The PA3828NL clamp-on sensor has a linear current range of 0.1 amps to 200 amps with 1.0% accuracy for high precision power measuring applications at 50Hz/60Hz AC. Another growing application is for arc fault AC current monitoring, sensing frequencies up to 1MHz. This sensor is the latest addition to Pulse (News - Alert) Electronics' Sidewinder® current sensor family. Applications include metering, industrial motor control, power monitoring, circuit protection, and current fault monitoring.

"Pulse's new current sensor is quite unique," explained Glenn Roemer, field applications engineer, Pulse Electronics. "It enables the sensor to be installed into an existing application without disconnecting the system, thus providing a lower installation cost for AC current measurement and AC power control applications."

The sensor has an internal diameter of 6.2mm and opens to 7.0mm to easily clamp onto a conductor. It is core-less, lightweight, and can be quickly installed. The robust clamp feature can be opened and closed multiple times.

The Sidewinder family of current sensors provides a highly linear output voltage over a very wide dynamic range from 0.1 to 1000 amperes. These sensors differ from traditional current sensors because they do not contain a magnetic core. This makes them more accurate, highly linear, lighter, easier to assemble, less expensive, and offers flexibility of design to suit a wide range of applications.

Pulse's new idewinder PA3828NL clamp-on current sensors are RoHS compliant and meet ANSI C12.20 accuracy Class 1.0 standards. They are sold in trays with prices around $1.75 in quantities of 10,000. Leadtime is 8 to 10 weeks. More information can be found on the datasheet located on the Pulse Electronics website at http://productfinder.pulseeng.com/product/PA3828NL or contact Pulse at info@pulseelectronics.com, or see the website at www.pulseelectronics.com.

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About Pulse Electronics

Pulse Electronics is a leading electronic components partner that helps customers build the next great product by providing the needed technical solutions. Pulse Electronics has a long operating history of innovation in magnetics, antennas, and connectors, as well as the ability to ramp quickly into high-quality, high-volume production. The Company serves the wireless and wireline communications, power management, military/aerospace, and automotive industries. Pulse Electronics is a participating member of the IEEE, SFF, OIF (News - Alert), HDBaseT Alliance, CommNexus, NFC Forum, MoCA, and IWPC. Visit the Pulse Electronics website at www.pulseelectronics.com.

Cautionary Note: To the extent that statements in this press release are not strictly historical, such statements are "forward-looking" and made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on the Company's current information and expectations. These forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. Examples of such risks include those related to the risk factors disclosed from time to time in the Company's SEC (News - Alert) filings, including, but not limited to, those discussed in the Company's most recent reports on Form 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K, and any amendments thereto. All such risk factors are incorporated herein by reference as though set forth in full. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward looking statement.

Copyright ©2014 Pulse Electronics Corporation. All rights reserved. All brand names and trademarks are properties of their respective holders.


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