The Klixon 7AM delivers the maximum protection in the smallest package at an excellent price.
It’s the most reliable on the market, backed by the leading innovators in protection technology.
Each 7AM temperature rating has a bimetal disc specifically manufactured for that rating. Each device is
then calibrated and checked for opening temperature. This results in optimum snap–acting open and
reset characteristics necessary to achieve consistent performance over the required cycle life.
The Klixon bimetal disc welded in a steel can provides excellent thermal sensitivity and maximum
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The 7AM thermal protector is the world leader for protection in lighting applications. Offering extremely high
reliability and performance at an economical cost, the 7AM protector is ideal for fluorescent lighting ballasts,
HID ballasts, recessed lighting fixtures, and other lighting products that require protection against overheating.
Electrical and Thermal Protection
Sensata Technologies’ 7AM is one of the lowest cost, most versatile protection devices on the market. This compact device
combines temperature and current into a package designed to protect electric motors, transformers, recessed lighting,
fluorescent ballasts, and battery packs. It is available in a wide variety of wire lead configurations, which can be
customized for ease of installation.
The 7AM series of protectors offers rechargeable battery-pack
protection with Klixon®
dual–function over temperature as well as short circuit bimetal protectors that are self–resetting.
The 7AM series are typically used for protecting battery charger outputs and high-current battery packs
(ie. Military, UPS). The 7AM can handle up to 16VDC and 20 amps under certain conditions and is available with a wide
variety of open temperatures and short circuit sensitivities.
The universal 7AM series motor protector is our most popular product, and though it is slightly larger than the 8MM it has a
contact rating of up to 22 amps.