Ground Fault Circuit Breaker Environmental Sealing Boot
To achieve a higher level of environmental sealing performance and reliability, we recommend attaching the APM HEXSEAL® 1113/25 harsh elements sealing boot (cover) to the Carling Technologies PB-Series Ground Fault Circuit Breaker (rocker style) it was specifically designed to mate with. The 1113/25 breaker boot is IP66/68 ingress rated, ROHS certified, manufactured to the most demanding military specification MIL-DTL-5423. The 1113/25 will protect against penetration from water, moisture, dust, dirt, ozone, UV, fungus, lubricants, cleaning chemicals and most acids — some of the invasive, corrosive contaminants these circuit breaker GFCI devices are subject to on boats, in marinas and large back up generators.
Status visibility and tactile feel during the life of the sealing boot is critical.
To maintain absolute visibility throughout the full life of circuit breakers, APM molds the boot with its proprietary RUBRGLAS® silicone rubber, distinguished by its clear-blue tint. To prevent "yellowing" a special chemical formulation is used to maintain its integrity and resist ozone and UV degradation. The pure silicone rubber used by APM promotes smooth positive interaction between the finger and the actuators.
Even the mounting screws represent an important sealing system enhancement.
Four stainless steel special (APM SEELSKREW® mounting screws secure the zinc chromate plated mounting frame which mounts on the front of the panel. (Aluminum and stainless steel mounting frames are available upon request.) The sealing screws incorporate an internal sealing system consisting of an embedded silicone O-Ring in an asymmetrical groove that seals to 20,000psi internal/external, a function too important to be handled by common screws.
Features and Benefits
- Environmentally protects to IP66/68 ingress rating
- RUBRGLAS silicone rubber boot prevents yellowing
- Meets demanding military specification MIL-DTL-5423
- Millions of these type of APM sealing boots are in use throughout the world serving the U.S. military and a wide range of industrial and marine/boating and construction applications
- UL Recognized Component
- Front panel mounted
Boot: APM-RUBRGLAS (transparent silicone rubber) AA59588, Class III Grade 50. Frame: steel. Screws: SEELSKREWS (self-sealing screws), stainless steel with silicone rubber O-ring
-94°F to +400°F (-70°C to +204°C)
Dust tight and splashproof.
Salt spray, weather, UV, sunlight, ozone, corona and most acids.
Excess of 25 years.
10,000 actuations, minimum.
- Mounting screws are supplied in lengths shown unless otherwise specified.
- New sizes and types of RUBRGLAS-SEELS are being added regularly. Please request other types and styles as required.
Agency Regulations: All Circuit Breaker Boots are UL-Recognized Components to UL Std. 50, Types 1, 2, 3R, 3S, 4(X), 6P, 12, 12k & 13. UL Recognition also includes compliance with Canadian National Standards.