Steatite Terminal Blocks

IPS Ceramics' Range of Steatite Terminal Blocks

Product Overview

IPS Ceramics’ Fire-Rated Steatite Terminal Blocks are robust Terminal Blocks specialised for safety critical applications.

Terminal Blocks are used to secure and/or terminate multiple wires together. IPS Ceramics’ Terminal Blocks are made of Steatite, a highly heat resistant material with strong dielectric properties that remains safe and stable even in direct heat situations. For this reason, our Terminal Blocks have been successfully fire-tested to over 840 °C and are often used in safety critical applications such as emergency power supplies, alarm and lighting systems, enclosures in demanding situations, and oven / furnace construction.

IPS Ceramics offers 8-way and 12-way Terminal Blocks as standard (other multiple-way blocks are available on request). Their multi-hole design means that our blocks are much faster and easier to install than rail mounted terminals.  They come supplied with a complete set of nickel-plated stainless-steel connectors and screws. The result is a no-hassle, ready-to-fit component with a strong focus on design flexibility and component compatibility.


Steatite Properties
Type Steatite (C221 – L5)
Max. Temperature 1200 °C / 2200 °F
Density 2.7 g/cm³
Open Porosity < 0.5 %
Bending Strength 140 MPa
Modulus of Elasticity 100 GPa
Thermal Conductivity 2.5 W/mK
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion 8 x10-6 /K
Volume Resistance > 10¹² Ω.cm
Dielectric Constant 6
Dielectric Strength 20 kV/mm

 


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