ThePIP® Device

  • ThePIP® is a unique life safety component designed to prevent electrical fire caused by overheating.
  • ThePIP® is a non-resettable thermal switch designed to activate at a given temperature: 85°C ± 5°.
  • 85°C ± 5°C is pre smoke or fire!
  • ThePIP® is an “open going closed” thermal switch.
  • ThePIP® is not a “point temperature” device, it activates at an ambient temperature of 85°C ±5°C, however if the temperature remains at a constant 65°C + it will commence a slow creep activation. Because although the optimum temperature of 85°C ±5°C has not yet been reached the duration of 65°C + is clearly unsafe.
  • ThePIP® is N/O changing state to N/C when activated. The N/C switch is designed to carry a maximum load of 30mA.
  • ThePIP® can be used as a circuit board component and also suitable for domestic and commercial applications when used in conjunction with ThePIP® Modular System.
  • ThePIP® does not require any electrical supply whatsoever and costs nothing to run.
  • Because ThePIP® ’s normal state is “normally open” it is unaffected by electrical testing.

ThePIP® device is available in three variants:

1k3: This is for use in countries with lower voltages such as Japan and America.

5k0: This is for use in countries with higher voltages such as Europe.

10R: This is for use in any country. It does not isolate the electrical supply, it is simply a switch that operates at 85°C ± 5°C and interfaces with fire alarms, BMS etc. to warn of the imminent danger of fire.


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