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Permac Electronics and its partner, Amptec Research, will be launching their new 620UK Explosive Ordnance Safety Igniter Circuit Tester at the Farnborough International 2002 show.

The 620UK provides intrinsically safe resistance measurement of missile warheads and rocket motor squibs in explosive and volatile atmospheres.

A variant of the 620 Series Igniter Circuit Testers, the new product is designed to comply with the European ATEX Directive and UK Defence Standards.

It features a 4½ digit LCD display, resistance ranges from 2 ohms to 2Mohms, a failsafe current of less than 8mA, an open circuit voltage of less than 1.5V, an all metal case with a separate battery compartment and is powered by four AA-size batteries.

Designed to comply with EN 50014 and EN 50020 the 620UK meets the requirements of EEx-ib-IIc-T4, is EMC tested in accordance with Defence Standard 59-41, is designed in accordance with Defence Standard 66-31 and 07-85 and has an operating temperature range of -20 degrees C to +40 degrees C.

The 620UK Igniter Circuit Tester complements the other Ohmmeters in the 620 Series that are approved by the US Air Force, the US Navy and the US Department of Energy for use on explosive ordnance warheads and rocket motor squibs, such as the Tomahawk Cruise missile, the Standard missile, the Evolved Sea Sparrow missile, the AIM-7 Sparrow missile, the AIM-9 Sidewinder missile and the AIM-120 AMRAAM missile.