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Portage Electric Products, Inc. - CUSTOMIZATION BUILDS RELIABILITY AND CUTS COSTS

Thermal controls are all about safety. Safety is all about getting the details right. Details are all about doing things the right way. Here are 4 reasons why PEPI® thermal controls are designed and made the right way. The only way we’ve ever done things. (read more)

Portage Electric Products, Inc. - How to Get More Reliability with Thermal Controls

In today's hyper competitive world, failure is not an option. See how PEPI® thermal controls are purposely designed and manufactured to be the most reliable thermal controls available. Learn how being Pepi® Protected™ can make a big difference in your bottom line. (read more)

Portage Electric Products, Inc. - Thermal Controls for portable power- battery packs

These thermal controls can be used to limit the charge or discharge rate of the battery pack based on sensing increases in temperature or current. Many of the thermal controls in this category are available with gold diffused fine silver electrical contacts to reduce internal resistance of the electrcial circuit of the battery pack. (read more)

Portage Electric Products, Inc. - Need a F-C CONVERSION CHART?

F-C CONVERSION CHART: A handy, downloadable guide for any design engineer. (read more)

Portage Electric Products, Inc. - Tool for Understanding Thermal Controls

Glossary of Commonly Used Terms Associated with Thermal Controls (read more)

Portage Electric Products, Inc. - The Functionality of thermal control devices

The main uses for thermal control devices are: (read more)

Portage Electric Products, Inc. - What are the types of thermal control devices?

There are many different basic types of what is generally classified as thermal control devices. Each type is designed to react to changes in temperature or current to make or break an electrical circuit. The basic types of thermal controls include: (read more)

Portage Electric Products, Inc. - Thermal Controls Reliability for Medical Equipment

This Whitepaper touches on ways to build more reliability into essential equipment used in hospitals, assisted living facilities and medical clinics. Acknowledging the dire results from catastrophic failure in these products, this paper shows ways to build reliability in the devices used to provide safety or control in the electrical circuits that power medical equipment. (read more)

Portage Electric Products, Inc. - Design customization is key to optimum performance

The ambient environment surrounding a thermal control can have a big effect on how the device operates. No two application environments are exactly alike, even though the applications may share a similar function. The materials used for an appliance as well as many other design considerations vary from product to product. (read more)

Portage Electric Products, Inc. - Thermal Controls How to guide

Our purpose in this How-To Guide to Thermal Controls is twofold: (1) We want to help you understand the type of applications where bimetallic devices work best. (2) If you are involved in one of these applications, we want to help you do it better. (read more)

Portage Electric Products, Inc. - White Paper: Build Medical Equipment Reliability

Malfunctioning thermal controls can have tragic consequences for medical equipment manufacturers. This new white paper from Portage Electric shows proven ways to ensure reliability of your thermal controls. (read more)

Portage Electric Products, Inc. - Disc-Type Thermal Controls

Pepi's Disc-Type Thermal Controls, 1/2 inch disc, snap action thermal controls. All can be customized to help you cut production costs while improving performance and safety in your particular application. (read more)

Portage Electric Products, Inc. - Pepi's Valstat™ Series

Pepi's Pepi's Valstat™ Series, A special line of thermal controls backed with a substantial stocking program and limited customization options to lower costs and speed availability. Designed for inductive applications where cost is the primary concern. (read more)

Portage Electric Products, Inc. - Snap Action Thermal Controls

Portage Electric Products, Snap Action Thermal Controls Quick Make / Quick Break thermal protectors. All can be customized to help you cut production costs while improving performance and safety in your particular application. (read more)

Portage Electric Products, Inc. - Self Hold Thermal Controls

Pepi's Self Hold Thermal Controls, Hold circuit open until manually reset for an extra level of safety protection. All can be customized to help you cut production costs while improving performance and safety in your particular application. (read more)

Portage Electric Products, Inc. - Sealed Case Snap Action Thermal Protectors

The PEPI Model F Series of thermal protectors can be used in motors and transformers requiring vacuum impregnation processes (read more)

Portage Electric Products, Inc. - Creep Action Thermal Controls

Pepi's Creep Action Thermal Controls, Slow Make / Slow Break thermal controls. All can be customized to help you cut production costs while improving performance and safety in your particular application. (read more)

Portage Electric Products, Inc. - Space Saving Thermostat

Size-wise, a PEPI Model J thermostat fits neatly into the end cap of this fractional horsepower DC motor. The customer was able to select the right bimetallic element to provide the necessary balance between over-temperature and short circuit protection. This is easy to do with PEPI devices and the result is a thermal protector providing overload protection without being mounted i... (read more)

Portage Electric Products, Inc. - Highly-Reliable Thermal Controls - Valstat

Valstat™ Thermal Controls from PEPI® use standardized designs and a stocking program to cut the cost of reliable thermal protection for motor, transformer and lighting applications. Valstat™ Series thermal controls combine limited design options with a stocking program to offer a cost-effective solution for customers. (read more)

Portage Electric Products, Inc. - Fast Ship Thermal Controls for Process Control

PEPI® FC-M1D snap action thermal controls are a high-value solution when reliable thermal controls are needed in a hurry. (read more)

Portage Electric Products, Inc. - Critical Performance Thermal Controls

PEPI® Model H Series snap action thermal fuse feature a uniquely configured bimetallic element for ultra fast response times and PEPI® Protected™ reliability. (read more)

Portage Electric Products, Inc. - Thermal Controls for Motor Applications

All types of motor applications used in AC and DC motors that range from sub-fractional HP and above. Used for the protection of electric motors for many types of customer applications. Pepi Thermal Controls are suitalbe for use in both AC and DC motors. (read more)

Portage Electric Products, Inc. - Thermal Controls for Electronics Applications

Electronics Applications
This category consists of variety of applications. Most of our thermal controls used in these applications protect an overheat condition of a circuit board.
Suggested Models for: Electronic Thermal Controls (read more)

Portage Electric Products, Inc. - How To Guide To Thermal Controls

At Portage Electric Products, Inc.(Pepi ®), we have been making bimetallic thermal control devices to make and break electrical circuits for almost a half century. Although the technology behind bimetallic thermal controls has remained essentially the same during this time, the manufacturing technology we use to make these devices has taken quantum leaps forward. (read more)

Portage Electric Products, Inc. - F to C Conversion Chart for Design Engineers

PEPI® We Come Through When The Heat is On™, Resources for Design Engineers F to C Conversion Chart- Conversion Rates of Fahrenheit to Celsius. (read more)

Portage Electric Products, Inc. - Design Considerations For Thermal Controls

Customization is key to optimum performance

The ambient environment surrounding a thermal control can have a big effect on how the device operates. No two application environments are exactly alike, even though the applications may share a similar function. The materials used for an appliance as well as many other design considerations vary from product to product. (read more)

Portage Electric Products, Inc. - White Paper: Derating For Real World Conditions

Allowing for desired safety margins when selecting components of an electrical circuit requires close attention to how each component will react to real world conditions, both ambient and circuit-related. This Whitepaper will explain: Why thermal controls function differently in real world conditions. How to anticipate the amount of derating a device will experience in a particular appli... (read more)

Portage Electric Products, Inc. - NO SWEAT THERMAL CONTROLS

Natural sweat and condensation could affect circuit controls in this personal heating pad. Temperatures also had to stay within a narrow operating range to maintain a constant temperatue in the application. The no sweat solution was a pair of PEPI Model J(A) snap action thermal controls in protective PVC pouches. (read more)

Portage Electric Products, Inc. - Model J(C) Series Low-Profile Thermal Control

Part of the economical Valstat Series, the Model J(C) Series is a low profile thermal control with a fold-over case design and snap action, quick break/quick make switching action. (read more)

Portage Electric Products, Inc. - Pepi® Thermal Protectors

Portage Electric Products, Inc., a manufacturer of a diverse line of PEPI® ultra-small thermal controls, has introduced a new series of small footprint / high value snap action thermal protectors. The Model 11MP Series thermal protector offers the versatility PEPI® customers have become accustomed to with the smallest footprint among PEPI® controls designed for inductive loads.... (read more)

Portage Electric Products, Inc. - Versatile Line of Low-Cost Thermostats

A creep-action thermostat/thermal protector with highest contact rating of all Model A Series thermostats. Available with gold diffused contacts (A2, AA2) for use in low voltage/low current applications, or with fine silver contacts (-A2, -AA2) for 120 VAC applications. Also available with normally open contacts (A2R, AA2R) (read more)

Portage Electric Products, Inc. - Thermal Control for High-Limits up to 260°C

These Snap Action Thermostats operate as a high limit, single operation (non-resettable) type control. Ultra fast thermal response times due to the unique positon of the bimetal element. The ceramic case allows them to operate at temperatures up to 260°C. As single operation thermostates they perform like a thermal fuse with the reliability of a 100% tested bimetallic thermal c... (read more)

Portage Electric Products, Inc. - Creep Action Thermostat with a Difference

The PEPI Model B is a creep action thermostat with a shunted type bimetal design. (read more)

Portage Electric Products, Inc. - Small Thermal Control for Low Voltage Applications

The PEPI Models N and NR creep-action thermal protectors are designed to fit in tight spaces. (read more)

Portage Electric Products, Inc. - Low-Cost Thermostat with Crimp Terminations

The popular PEPI Model A & AA creep-action thermostats are designed for use on low-current, 120 VAC loads. (read more)

Portage Electric Products, Inc. - DC Voltage Thermal Protector

The PEPI Model H is a snap-action thermal protector specifically designed for DC voltage applications. (read more)

Portage Electric Products, Inc. - Exceptionally Versatile Thermal Protectors

The PEPI J Series line of snap action thermal controls are excellent selections for use in motor, transformer and lighting applications with ratings for 120, 240 and 277 VAC loads. (read more)

Portage Electric Products, Inc. - 1/2" Disc-Type Thermostats With Automatic Reset

PEPI KO and CO snap-action devices feature Quick Make / Quick Break action and automatically reset at a preset temperature. (read more)

Portage Electric Products, Inc. - Miniature Snap Action Control in an Isolated Case

The PEPI Model V Series offers a snap action protector in a plastic case isolated from the electric circuit. (read more)

Portage Electric Products, Inc. - Model FC-P2D Economical Snap Action Thermostats

Portage Electric Products is offering a new series of economical snap-action thermal protectors designed for a cost effective solution for protection in motor, transformer and lighting applications. Available with various bimetallic elements to match the current sensitivity of the device to the application. (read more)