Electrical & Power
Browse our extensive range of heating controllers, including analogue and digital room thermostats, radiator thermostats, digital central heating and hot water programmers, all designed for comfortable and user-friendly heat control.
Choose from our extensive range of DIN-rail mounted power supplies, redundancy modules and DC/DC converters, for use in process control, plant systems, machine construction and industrial automation. Products include single-phase and three phase models, AC and DC versions, 12, 24 and 48V output voltages, with a wide spectrum of power ratings. DIN rail power supplies can form the basis of heat control systems or heating controllers can be mounted directly onto DIN rail for effective control performance.
Temperature data loggers do more than just measure heat and humidity. They perform vital functions, from keeping medicine and vaccines safe for patients to ensuring foodstuffs remain within tolerant temperature ranges during transportation. Rapid's range of products include USB data loggers, stand-alone temperature data loggers with LCD displays, IP67 rated devices, temperature sensors and probes, data loggers that can record temperatures simultaneously at different sites, and loggers with a variety of temperature ranges.
Timers and controllers are key to effective performance in heating control applications, in whatever field you are working – industrial systems, plant maintenance, automotive engineering, food industry, medicine or factory automation. Rapid's timers and controllers include products from some of the leading names in control equipment, such as Siemens, ENTES, Finder, IMO, Schneider and Crouzet. Choose from our range of energy consumption meters, timer relays, pulse controller, programmable logic controller, logic module, digital and analogue timeswitches, energy meters and intelligent control stations.
Any heating control device will need an enclosure that protects and styles it. Our range of sensor and buzzer cases are available in self-extinguishing ABS material, feature vented or solid construction and can be wall mounted. Ideally suited to the home and building industry, as well as HVAC (heating ventilation and air conditioning), the enclosures can easily be customised to suit particular applications.
Junction boxes keep wires and cables out of sight but not out of mind – they are designed to be easily accessible for electricians. Manufactured with ratings for resistance to water, chemicals and dust, Rapid's range of junction boxes and knockout enclosures are supplied by manufacturers like Spelsberg, CamdenBoss and Evatron, and include snap-fit and screw-fixing lids, terminal block fittings and different specifications of entry positions.
Terminal strips and terminal blocks come in many different sizes and profiles, screw, clamp and push-in connections, to support wire-to-board and wire-to-wire configurations. Choose from 12-way strips, tab terminal blocks, easy break terminal strips, central cable distribution connectors, equipment connection terminal blocks, male and female connecting blocks. Most terminal strips can be cut to shorter lengths where required, with screwed or screwless versions.
Crimp connectors are commonly used to fix connectors to coaxial cables without having to use solder. Rapid's range of insulated crimp connectors include blade, bullet and butt splice connectors, crimp accessories, crimp kits, fork, pin, ring and tab terminals. All terminals are available as insulated (red, blue, yellow), male and female, as well as quick-connect or quick-disconnect. Find insulated crimp connectors from leading crimp brands like Davico, TE Connectivity and Cool Seal.
Tools & Equipment
Hammers, screwdrivers, saws, cutters and snips, crimping tools, wire strippers and so much more. Whatever the job, and whether you are an experienced professional or enthusiastic beginner, we have a hand tool for you ∇ for building and decorating, fixing and gardening, inspecting or measuring, plumbing and cutting – from all the leading hand tools manufacturers – Draper, Sealey, Stanley, Knipex, Bahco, CK Tools, Wera & Wiha.
Fastenings & Fixings
Have we got screws for you! From countersunk galvanised steel to polyamide plastic screws, Rapid holds stock of a comprehensive selection of screws and bolts for all purposes. Choose from slotted, torx and Philips heads, a variety of steel grades, thread sizes and lengths, for use in building, decorating, DIY and electrical work. Among the products are machine screws, polycarbonate screws, screws & bolt sets, self tapping and twinthread screws, panel mounting kits and clear passivated woodscrews.
PCB's sometimes need to be stacked on top of each other, so circuit board supports like the ones stocked at Rapid provide a means of boards to be stacked and insulated. Our range includes locking circuit board supports, self-adhesive pillars, self tapping supports, hinges, pine tree clips for simple, secure attachments of plates and panels, snap-action rivets, brass, nylon and CPVC spacers, plated steel and brass hexagonal and round spacers.
You will never be short of a fixing or cleaning solution with Rapid's range of chemical sprays, wet adhesives and cleaning equipment. The products include industrial degreasers and solvents, hook and loop fasteners, lubricants, paints and primers, cleaners and sprays, potting compounds, sealants and coatings, ultrasonic cleaning tanks, wire wool and adhesive fabric pads.