Schurter announced the capability of integrating a fiberglass light pipe as an optional feature to its popular appliance outlets. The light pipe provides operational or other function status indication in power distribution units (PDUs).
The light pipe is designed to channel light from LEDs on the pc board to the front of the connector. The new technology offers flexible design options including the number of light pipes, 1-4, as well as options for light pipe lengths and diameters. The flexibility of design allows for efficient customer-specific solutions while enabling increased opportunity to signal status information from the power grid to the user.