Pulse Electronics’ New Sidewinder Current Sensor Has Unique Non-Round Shape

Pulse Electronics Corporation (NYSE: PULS), a leading provider of electronic components, announces a unique new addition to the Sidewinder® AC current sensor line, the PA3207NL. This non-round sensor specifically fits the standard 0.750”x0.093” buss bar of an ANSI 2S smart meter, making the design of the meter base simpler and the assembly easier. The current sensor is linear from 0.1 Amps to 200 Amps. It provides extremely accurate measurement of AC current at 50 or 60 Hz and meets the ANSI C12.20 standard for immunity to external magnetic fields.

The PA3207NL Sidewinder is a core-less, light weight, lower cost, AC current sensor for highly accurate metering applications requiring 0.2% accuracy. Although primarily designed for smart meter applications, the non-round shape can be used in industrial motor controls, power line monitoring, and in commercial and industrial circuit panels.

“Instead of shaping the buss bar to fit the sensor, Pulse has designed the sensor to fit the buss bar,” explained Glenn Roemer, field applications engineer, Pulse Electronics. “This simplifies the meter base design and assembly and provides measurement and control engineers with a lower cost current sensing solution.”

The sensors are packaged in trays with a price of approximately $2.15 each in quantities of ten thousand. Lead time is 8-10 weeks. The product is available immediately.

More information can be found on the datasheet located at http://productfinder.pulseeng.com/product/PA3207NL and on the Pulse Electronics website at http://www.pulseelectronics.com/PA3207NL.

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About Pulse Electronics:

Pulse Electronics is the electronic components partner that helps customers build the next great product by providing the needed technical solutions. Pulse Electronics has a long operating history of innovation in magnetics, antennas, and connectors, as well as the ability to ramp quickly into high-quality, high-volume production. The Company serves the wireless and wireline communications, power management, military/aerospace, and automotive industries. Pulse Electronics is a participating member of the IEEE, SFF, OIF, HDBaseT Alliance, CommNexus, NFC Forum, and MoCA. Visit the Pulse Electronics website at www.pulseelectronics.com.

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Cautionary Note: To the extent that statements in this press release are not strictly historical, such statements are "forward-looking" and made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on the Company's current information and expectations. These forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. Examples of such risks include those related to the risk factors disclosed from time to time in the Company's SEC filings, including, but not limited to, those discussed in the Company's most recent reports on Form 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K, and any amendments thereto. All such risk factors are incorporated herein by reference as though set forth in full. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward looking statement.

Summary

Pulse Electronic’s Sidewinder® non-round AC current sensor provides accurate measurement of AC current at 50 or 60 Hz and meets the ANSI C12.20 standard for immunity to external magnetic fields.

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