When it comes to installing any of our RIB® products, the end user certainly takes size into consideration. In most cases, the smaller the product, the easier it is to install. As you can see below, our split core current sensors are smaller than your standard business card. In fact, it will completely hide behind one! About as deep as a couple packs of your favorite chewing gum, these split core current sensors are sure to fit in a junction box with room to spare.
Taking into consideration the size of the split core current sensors, we wanted to make the method of opening the split core as easy and space-saving as possible. That led our Engineering Team to develop a slide opening, as compared to a hinged opening, to insert a wire to be monitored.
As you can see, at least an inch of extra space will be enough to open the split core to then route the load wire through the current sensor opening.
Another great feature of the RIB® current sensors is the integrated ratcheting wire clamp on the housing. Let’s suppose the current sensor is being used in a spacious enclosure on a short length of hanging wire. To keep the current sensor from sliding around on that wire, a wire clamp may be tightened against the wire. Now the current sensor can be installed on a vertical run of wire and not slide down! The opening of the split core current sensor can monitor a wire that is up to half an inch in diameter, which can take you into the 0-gauge wire size, depending on the wire insulation thickness.