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August 4, 2004 Editor Contacts:
Stan Michelson, Focus Communications

Lambda Launches Versatile RoHS-Compliant EMI Filters with Low-Leakage and DIN Rail-Mount Options

SAN DIEGO, CA (August 4, 2004) - Lambda has introduced two EMI filter series that comply with the RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) Directive. The new MC12 and MZ12 families of filters have been designed for use in a number of industrial applications ranging from process control to medical equipment.

The MC12 filters provide excellent low-frequency noise attenuation, and the MZ12 filters greatly reduce input pulses. Both series accept a single-phase voltage of up to 250VAC and are available in 6-, 10-, 16-, 20- and 30-amp ratings.

The filters can also be specified with the standard 1-milliamp or very low 10-microamp leakage current option for use in medical, gaming or other ground-current-sensitive applications.

In addition to the popular DIN rail mounting, the MC12 and MZ12 EMI filters are available in a chassis-mount configuration. All models share a common case size of 3.88 x 2.36 x 1.36 inches. Connection has been simplified by the use of a unique captive screw that accepts industry-standard ring terminals. A built-in hinged cover has been provided to protect the user against electric shock.

Both series have been safety-agency approved to UL1283 and EN133200.

The MC12 and MZ12 filters are available now, with prices starting at $32 in single-unit quantities. More information can be obtained at Lambda's Web site,

For more than 50 years, Lambda has been a leading provider of standard and custom power supply solutions. The company's broad range of products power industrial, telecommunications, data communications, medical, and test-and-measurement applications worldwide. Lambda's corporate headquarters is at 3055 Del Sol Blvd., San Diego, Calif., 92154; telephone 800-LAMBDA4 (toll free) or 619-575-4400; fax 619-429-1011.

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