PEPI® Protected

See How PEPI Protected is more than words


We view PEPI thermal control as a starting point, not the only way you have them available to you. Our engineers survey your application and production needs. Then we refer to our library of over 40,000 applications and recommend a customized solution that will better meet your needs.

Almost every PEPI® thermal control is customized in some way. Here are the most common.

1. Change operation temperature and calibration

Set the make/break temperature precisely where it’s needed for your application.

2. Change bimetallic elements

Every PEPI® thermal control is designed with the versatility to use different bimetallic elements to more closely match the sensitivity needs of any application.

3. Factory-attached leads and customized mounting brackets

Many PEPI® customers are looking for ways to simplify their own manufacturing. By attaching leads at our factory, we can eliminate a step that adds time and money to your own process.  Custom designed mounting options perform the same function.

4. Electrical isolation

Using sleeves, bubble packs and other methods, we can remove the thermal control from any electrical disturbance beyond the circuit.

5. Harnesses

Many applications require multiple thermal controls wired together into a harness configuration.  We can simplify your manufacturing by delivering pre-wired harnesses.

The PEPI Prototype Lab is a special department set up to fulfill prototype and short production run orders, as well as to supply engineering assistance.  Here are some resources to help you get started:

  • To Obtain Samples: Complete the Sample Request Form
  • Model Selection Assistance: Contact our Thermal Control Sales Engineers
  • Normal Sample Turnaround: 3-5 business days from your request.
  • Overview of PEPI® Thermal Controls: click here

NOTE: We are happy to provide customer assistance and technical advice in a variety of areas. We appreciate the opportunity to assist you and to better understand your needs; however, since Portage Electric Products, Inc. does not possess full access to data concerning all of the uses and applications of customer’s products, we cannot assume any obligation or liability for information we provide or the results you might obtain.
Certain aspects should be taken into consideration when applying both creep and snap action devices.  Careful attention must be paid to input voltage, load currents, and the characteristics of the load. Final design criteria should be based upon results of the testing of our devices in your application at your facility.

Superior Safety Design

Reliability starts with engineering design. PEPI® thermal controls are all design with oversized contacts and an elegantly simple cantilevered design. As a result PEPI® controls can be depended upon to make positive contact over and over again.

No-Compromise Components

We not only work with high quality component suppliers, but also demand coin quality silver contacts to prevent tarnishing from interrupting the make/break cycle of perfectly functioning thermal controls. In addition, our quality standards are high for the bimetal elements and case materials used in all our products. 

100% Quality Checked

Statistics only tell you how many thermal will be outside specifications within a process. Not good enough. We have built 100% quality inspection and testing into our cell-level manufacturing process. It’s your best assurance that the products you sell to your customers will be better than good. They’ll be PEPI® Protected.