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Utility supplies: Distribution blocks offer maximum flexibility, easy installation, compact size

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Utility supplies: DBL distribution blocks from ABB offer three configurations in one product: single-pole splitter; multi-pole splitter and grouping functionality; as well as being modular and touch proof, which eliminate the need for bus bars, isolators and fasteners.

In addition to being flexible and easy to install, DBL distribution blocks offer a compact size that saves up to 50 percent of rail space, compared with conventional distribution bars.

“Most people associate ABB connection devices with terminal blocks, but the line also includes thermal printers, solar connectors, DIN rail, distribution blocks... the list goes on and on,” said Ginger Lohman, US product marketing manager for connection at ABB. “The DBL solution is exciting because it is our first ABB-designed, ABB-manufactured distribution block. The best thing about DBL is the flexibility it brings to our customers. This is a block that can be used in commercial and industrial control panels, but thanks to our 1,500V IEC/ 1,000V UL ratings and reversible cover, it can also be used for solar grouping applications.”

A distribution block is an economical and convenient way of distributing power within an electrical circuit from a single input source to several devices in a branched circuit. The DBL distribution block is available in five sizes, ranging from 80-400A and can be easily ganged together for multi-pole applications. Blocks can be mounted to traditional 35 millimeter DIN rail or directly onto the panel. DBL is UL® recognized, offers high flammability resistance (UL94-V0 rating) and carries a 100kA SCCR rating (UL 1059/UL 508-A standard).

ABB is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing more than a 125-year history of innovation, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization and driving the Energy and Fourth Industrial Revolutions. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 132,000 employees.

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