Category Archives: Connectors (couplers, power modules, IEC inlets)

Schurter Rewireable IEC Appliance Inlet with V-Lock

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The IEC appliance inlet 4783 from Schurter is the first of its kind: for the first time it combines a reconnectable C13 appliance inlet with the proven V-Lock cord retention system. Available in black, white and grey for better differentiation – e.g. in 3-phase systems.

Ideal for Small Series Builds
Reconnectable appliance sockets are particularly suitable for small series builds. With these inlets you are free to choose the cable length and country-specific plugs.

V-Lock
Schurter already offers a wide range of rewireable IEC device connectors. New and unique to the 4783, is the integrated V-Lock cord retention system, which effectively prevents the cable from being pulled out unintentionally.

Assembly
A cable guard with a diameter of 8.5 mm or 10 mm is pre-assembled at the factory. The screw terminals accept cables with cross-sections between a minimum of 3 x 0.75 mm²/18 AWG (0.82 mm²) and a maximum of 3 x 1.5 mm²/14 AWG (2.08mm²).

Halogen-Free Construction
Schurter’s Type 4783 does not use halogens in the cable guard or any other plastic components.

Approvals
The 4783 appliance inlet has all approvals for the European, Chinese and North American markets. It is also already certified according to the new UL 60320 standard.

 

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Schurter C20F Appliance Inlet with Filter

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• Variants with ground choke
• Highly resistant – fully potted
• Interrupts ground loops
• V-Lock cord retention

Schurter extends its successful power entry module series C20F with versions including a ground line choke, designed for suppressing high-frequency interference on the ground conductor. Additionally, the new variants have a bigger X-capacitor for better symmetrical attenuation.

The C20F filter series combines an IEC C20 appliance inlet with a high-quality mains filter. The particularly wide metal flange makes contact with the housing surface over a large area, thus enabling optimum filtering and shielding.

 

Ground Choke
New variants of the C20F appliance inlet filters are equipped with a ground choke. The line filters have a second choke on the earth conductor in addition to the current-compensated choke on the pole and neutral conductor. The ground choke is located between the device plug and the filter output. Placing it directly at the mains input ensures that possible high-frequency interference currents on the earth conductor cannot bypass the filter via the housing. Medical filters in particular (no Y-capacitors) benefit from improved asymmetrical attenuation in the higher frequency range due to the ground choke.

Applications
The C20F filter series is available as standard or medical version and is used in devices that require a particularly high noise immunity. These include IT or telecom systems according to IEC 92368-1 and medical devices according to IEC 60601-1. The series is compatible with V-Lock device connection cables.

The C20F series is certified for currents up to 16 A / 250 VAC according to IEC standard and 20 A according to UL/CSA standard at 125/250 VAC. It provides ENEC, CQC and cURus approvals.

 

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Bulgin Buccaneer Power Range

A full range of IP66, IP67, IP68 and IP69K rated environmentally sealed circular power connectors designed to provide secure, robust and watertight connections in heavy duty, industrial & harsh environment applications. Each series has a flex cable connector, in-line flex cable connector and bulkhead panel mounting options – overmolded cable versions are also available for certain series.

With a wide choice of ruggedized plugs and receptacles offering 2 to 32 poles, popular power ratings including 250V, 277V up to 600V 32A and screw, solder or crimp terminations and metal or plastic connector housings, the Buccaneer power connector range provides the ideal interconnect solution to many design problems.

 

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Hylec TeeTube Weatherproof Connectors

The very popular range of TeeTube weatherproof connectors for exterior use assures electrical connection in harsh environmental conditions.

The range includes IP68/IP69K models that can be permanently submerged under water and withstand high pressure water jets as well as dirt and dust. TeeTubes have been installed in major projects including illuminating major river bridges, illuminating billboards at sporting events and public water features. They suit a wide range of applications, including architectural lighting, street lighting, underwater lighting, illumination of road signs and billboards and the connection of interior and exterior Class 2 electrical devices.

 

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Bulgin 6000 Series Fiber Connector

 

Super Fast, Reliable Connections.

The 6000 series harsh environment optical connector, is designed for years of service in areas where unprotected physical contact fiber, simply isn’t an option. Featuring a secure, yet easy to operate 30 degree locking mechanism, with field proven IP68 and IP69K performance from our 6000 Power range.

 

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Schurter NEMA Receptacles 5-15R

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Convenience Outlets Redesigned
• NR010 – IDC for efficient wiring
• NR020 – The classic with improved temperature rating
• NR021 – Tamper Resistant

Schurter’s latest series of appliance outlets NR020 and NR021 combine classic features with new ones to meet increased fire protection and safety standards according to UL 498 Tamper Resistant, as well as facilitating compliance of receptacles used in Household and Commercial Furniture and Furniture Power Distribution Units (FPDUs), according to UL 962 and UL 962A. Higher temperature ratings and added configurations for series NR010 and NR020 respond to power demands facing Datacom infrastructures today.

Tamper Resistant Receptacles – TRR The concept of tamper-resistant receptacles is not a recent development; these devices have been a standard product offering of wiring device manufacturers for many years. The devices are designed to protect individuals (primarily children) from accidental shock resulting from the insertion of foreign objects. The US National Electric Code NEC® Article 406.12 states that all 15- and 20-ampere, 125- and 250-Volt nonlocking-type receptacles installed in dwelling units must be Tamper Resistant. In 2017, changes to the Code expanded on these requirements and locations. Previously, tamper-resistant receptacles were required in dwelling units, guest rooms and guest suites of hotels and motels, and in child care facilities. The expanded code brings these safety devices to preschools and elementary education facilities; business offices, corridors, waiting rooms and the like in clinics, medical and dental offices and outpatient facilities; to assembly occupancies such as places of awaiting transportation, gymnasiums, skating rinks, auditoriums; and to dormitories. These expanded locations are areas that small children frequently occupy.

Tamper resistant receptacles feature a UL recognized safety shutter system that prevents the insertion of foreign objects into a receptacle. The safety shutters will only open upon simultaneous insertion of two plug blades. Additional tests including Probe Test, Impact Test, Mechanical Endurance Test and Dielectric Voltage Withstand Test for Tamper Resistant Receptacles TRR are included in UL 498. After passing all the above performance tests, tamper-resistant receptacles must have either the words “Tamper Resistant” or the letters “TR” (minimum 3/16 inches high) on the device as a clear indication that this is a tamper-resistant receptacle.

Schurter’s NR021 NEMA 5-15R Tamper Resistant series meets the expanded code requirements according to UL 498. Additionally, with the option of an added insulated wall between the L, N terminals, compliance with the Spill Test, outlined in UL 962 Sec. 62, is more cost effective and efficient for manufacturers of Household and Commercial Furniture and Furniture Power Distribution Units (FPDUs).

Higher Temperature Rated Receptacles Packing density of equipment for data communication and storage continues to be regularly revolutionized with the surge of usage and functionality. Increasing ambient temperatures go hand in hand with these advancements, as demand trickles down to the smallest components to keep pace with emerging needs of the appliance manufacturers. The NR010 and NR020 series have an operating temperature range of -25 ˚C to 150 ˚C in response to the power needs of the Datacom industry. In addition, the NR010 with IDC terminals provides a version with an independent L terminal. The neutral and ground terminals can still be bussed, while the line terminal can be used for maximum load according to UL rating 15 A, 125 V. It also extends the capability of adding functionality to each outlet individually.

 

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Hylec launches Debox SL2: The First 5 Pole Screwless In-Line Junction Box

The first 5 pole screwless in line junction box on the market with 5 approved 32A lever connectors; supplied with all components for completely tool-free faster installation

Hylec-APL, the specialist supplier of electrical components and enclosures, has announced the launch of Debox SL2, a completely tool-free in-line junction box which comes complete with five approved lever connectors. Debox SL2 is the smallest junction box with five poles on the market and the only product supplied complete with 5 screw free terminals: each individual 32A lever connector can take up to three conductors. Debox SL2 saves professional electrical contractors valuable time and makes installation easier for smaller and larger internal wiring jobs, as everything needed is supplied with the box and there is no need to use a screwdriver to securely join wires. Thanks to its design, Debox SL2 ends the frustration of dropping tiny screws on the floor, which then have to be retrieved, or not having required components on hand.

A first to the market from Hylec, Debox SL2 is a registered design and suitable for joining either flat or round profile cable with a minimum conductor size of 0.5mm and a maximum of 2.5mm. It is simple to use – after inserting cables and closing the levers, the lid of the box is simply snapped shut and secured with the butterfly clip supplied. To enable the Debox SL2 to be re-opened requires a tool, which complies with current regulations.

Safety is always paramount for electrical components and the Debox range, including the new Debox SL2, is flame retardant to UL940V 0 and conforms to the EN60598-1 (13.2.2) Glow Wire Test. Debox SL2 measures a compact 116mm x 45mm x 33mm and is manufactured from white polypropylene. With a temperature rating of -20degC to +85degC, it is maintenance free and suitable for all internal applications.

Debox SL2 joins the other highly successful Debox in-line junction box products, Debox SL and Debox S. Debox SL, which has four lever connectors, was the first 100% tool less / screwless in line junction box available on the UK market and has since sold in the millions of units.

 

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