Electrical Power & Protection


Electronic products, services and design tools from RS South Africa

May 2024 Electrical Power & Protection

RS South Africa has launched a campaign across its broad range of more than 250 000 electronic products. “Electronics has been at the heart of our business for over 80 years, and we are still the ideal partner to help our customers source the products, services and design tools they need to get the job done,” says RS sales director, Erick Wessels. From board level components to development kits, connectors or displays and optoelectronics, RS has a comprehensive range of products from over 700 electronics manufacturers. These include leading brands such as TE Connectivity, Amphenol, Molex, Infineon, ST, Microchip, Renesas, ams OSRAM, SEGGER, Würth Elektronik, and ebm-papst.

Key components for electronics available from RS include semiconductors in small pack and bulk options; passive components for electronics design; displays and optoelectronics including LED lighting parts, couplers and indicators; development tools and kits such as evaluation boards, emulation and simulation tools, programmers, prototyping tools and accessories; connectors such as power, signalling and data connectors for board, panel and machine level applications; on- and off-board power supplies; soldering equipment; ESD control instruments; test and measurement instruments; and electronic tools.

In addition, the DesignSpark community connects over a million like-minded engineers from all walks of life, using RS’s design resources to improve productivity and innovate responsibly, including programming software, CAD libraries and tech updates.


Credit(s)



Share this article:
Share via emailShare via LinkedInPrint this page

Further reading:

Power supply with scalability optimised
Schneider Electric South Africa Electrical Power & Protection
Schneider Electric has introduced the Easy UPS 3-Phase Modular to the South African marketplace. This robust uninterruptible power supply (UPS) is designed to protect critical loads while offering third-party verified Live Swap functionality.

Read more...
Prioritising arc flash safety
Comtest Electrical Power & Protection
Comtest has developed a range of thermal imaging and wireless testing tools from Fluke, designed to ensure safety is the top priority for engineers working in potentially dangerous arc flash zones.

Read more...
Sustainable energy optimisation for rubber manufacturers
Electrical Power & Protection
South Africa’s rubber is a major material used in both the mining and automotive sectors. Now, with increasing pressure to address energy usage and optimisation, the intervention of Associated Energy Services, a leading operations and maintenance service provider to the steam and boiler sector, could be a game changer.

Read more...
Seeing the bigger picture for solar power
Electrical Power & Protection
Implementing sustainable and renewable energy solutions has become critical in assuring South Africa’s future, and one of the avenues being explored is the use of solar power. However, we need to start looking at the bigger picture.

Read more...
Automation system for sustainable energy plant
Valmet Automation Electrical Power & Protection
Valmet will deliver a comprehensive Valmet DNA automation system to Lostock Sustainable Energy Plant (LSEP) currently under construction in Northwich, Cheshire, United Kingdom.

Read more...
New industrial control and communication range
RS South Africa SCADA/HMI
RS South Africa has announced RS PRO’s new Industrial Control and Communication range, adding 1250 new products across more than 18 technologies to RS PRO’s existing automation and control portfolio of over 41 000 products.

Read more...
Common power quality factors affecting transformers
Comtest Electrical Power & Protection
Commercial and industrial buildings commonly have a 208/120 V transformer in a delta-wye configuration to feed receptacles. Single-phase, non-linear loads connected to the receptacles produce triple harmonics, which add up in the neutral. When this neutral current reaches the transformer, it is reflected into the delta primary winding, which causes overheating and transformer failures.

Read more...
Optimising green hydrogen production
Schneider Electric South Africa Electrical Power & Protection
A recent Markets and Markets research report outlines that the green hydrogen segment is set to reach $7,3 billion by 2027, growing at 61% CAGR. However, the report also warns that hydrogen as a fuel source has not gained widespread acceptance. The technologies required to use hydrogen efficiently are still in the developing phase, or are working models.

Read more...
Microgrids meet energy requirements of remote operations
Schneider Electric South Africa Electrical Power & Protection
As the world’s second largest continent, the vast expanse of Africa lends itself to remote operations, often hundreds of kilometres away from civilisation and the hub of infrastructure and supply, such as energy. The good news is advancements in off-grid electrification have opened new possibilities for remote industries.

Read more...
Step into the visual factory
Turck Banner Southern Africa Editor's Choice Electrical Power & Protection
At Banner, the visual factory comprises three key applications for lighting and indication in industrial settings. These applications include the ability to help machines and workstations quickly communicate their status to people nearby, to use light to guide workers to perform certain tasks such as part picking, and to provide illumination for work areas and tasks.

Read more...