Cooper Crouse-Hindshas launched a new explosion protected hand lamp certified for use in ATEX Zone 1 and Zone 2 hazardous areas.
The new HE 9 Basic Ex-Hand Lamp is well suited for inspection, maintenance, control, and repair work that needs to be carried out in potentially explosive atmospheres, including industrial chemicals, petrochemicals, and pharmaceutical plants, as well as in other potentially explosive atmospheres such as rescue services, sewerage, and water treatment plants.
The HE 9 Basic hand lamp is the successor to our existing HE 8 range of hand lamps, which have been used in hazardous areas for many years, said Klaus Weyer, product line Manager at COOPER Crouse-Hinds GmbH. The HE 9 Basic replaces all three previous HE 8 hand lamps, but is technically similar to the HE 8 EURO PLUS hand lamp. We are currently planning to introduce an HE 9 Premium version that incorporates LED technology and an emergency lighting function.
The HE 9 Basic hand lamp is certified to the European ATEX Directive 94/9/EC for use in explosive gas atmospheres in Zones 1 and 2, in accordance with the latest IECEx standards. The lamp uses environmentally friendly, rechargeable, high-tech Lithium-ion batteries (3.75V / 4.8 Ah), which provide up to five hours battery life. These lightweight, high energy density batteries make handling easier, but also eliminate memory effects, which ensures a reliable power supply to the lamp. A protective circuit and electronics guarantee protection against deep discharge and overcharging of the Li-lo batteries. The HE 9 can be recharged by using a separate, compact, plug-in charger unit.
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