• Model FC-M1D

Model FC-M1D

Valstat Series™, ultra small snap-action thermal controls with drawn metal housing.
Model : Model FC-M1D

A snap-action thermal control which is part of Portage Electric’s Valstat Series™ 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.

Contact Ratings

12 amps 125 VAC inductive

8 amps 250 VAC inductive

12 amps 24 VDC inductive


Calibration Range

Available with nominal calibration temperatures from 60°C to 150°C in increments of 5°C.

Standard calibration tolerance is ± 5ºC.


Standard Marking System

UL Recognitions

CSA Certifications


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  • Snap-action design, quick break/quick make switching action.
  • Compact design with a high switching contact rating.
  • Conductive bimetal construction: The bimetal carries the circuit current for maximum sensitivity under short circuit conditions.
  • Drawn metal case has a low profile design.
  • Case is electrically alive; insulating sleeving is available.
  • Available in a low and high bimetal resistance for optimum current and temperature sensitivity.
  • Suitable for vacuum impregnation processes.


Appliance Applications

Many of our thermostats are used in what we consider as “small” or personal care appliance applications. Models listed under this section have maximum contact ratings of up to 20 amps/120 volts AC and 10 amps/240 AC. All current loads are resistive.

 

Battery Pack Applications

This application group refers to rechargeable battery packs for all portable power applications. The thermal controls for this group either controls the charge rate of the battery packs or limits the current under short circuit conditions.

 

Medical Equipment Applications

This application group refers to rechargeable battery packs for all portable power applications. The thermal controls for this group either controls the charge rate of the battery packs or limits the current under short circuit conditions.

 

Motor Applications

This category covers the use of our thermal controls in all types of motor applications. Our devices are used in AC and DC motors that range from sub-fractional HP and above.

 

Lighting Applications

This category covers use of our thermal controls in all type of lighting applications. This includes ballasts, recessed lights, and transformers used in all types of lighting.

 

Temperature Sensor Applications

This category covers a wide variety of applications. Our controls are used to either monitor the temperature of a device, regulate the temperature of a device, or limit the temperature of a device. The thermal control usually does not carry the full current load in these applications.

 

Heater Applications

This group includes applications such as cartridge heaters, disc-type heaters, foil and silicone heaters. These are generally OEM products that are part of the “Bigger Picture,” rather than stand-alone items.

 

Heating Pads and Blankets

We define this application group as end products that the primary design function is to provide generation of heat for comfort purposes. Heating Pads and Blankets fall into this category. Our thermal controls are used to limit or regulate the temperature of these 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.

 

Transportation Applications

The thermal controls used for this application group consist of use of our products by automotive manufacturers, their subcontractors, or in aftermarket applications designed for use in motor vehicles.

 

Transformer Applications

Thermal controls in this category are used for the protection of the primary or secondary of a transformer coil or power supply. These controls normally operate on a combination of the increase in temperature and current in the application.

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