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

Schurter EC12 Snap-In Appliance Inlet with Filter and Mains Switch

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IEC C20 Appliance Inlet with Filter and Mains Switch
• Compact Power Entry Module with Filter
• Optionally with Enhanced Surge Withstand Voltage
• V-Lock Cord Retention

Schurter expands the successful EC12 appliance inlet filter family with new variants for snap-in mounting. This allows the compact power entry module to be mounted even faster and easier.

The EC12 filter series combines an IEC C20 appliance inlet with a high quality 1-stage filter and power switch.

Snap-In Mounting:
New variants of the EC12 power entry modules feature two snap-in springs instead of the screw flange for even simpler and more efficient installation. Thanks to the high-quality springs, a tight-fitting installation is ensured with good electrical contacting of the mounting panel at the same time. The wide metal flange contacts the housing over a large surface area, thus enabling optimum filtering and shielding effect.

Applications:
The EC12 filter series is available as a standard or medical version and is used in devices that require particularly high resistance to interference. This includes IT or telecom systems according to IEC 92368-1 and medical equipment according to IEC 60601-1.

Filter versions with increased surge withstand voltage capability are also available. These have interference suppression capacitors of safety class X1 for surge voltages of 4 kV between L and N and Y1 for surge voltages of 8 kV.

The series is compatible with V-Lock cord retention device connection cables. The EC12 series is certified for currents up to 16 A/250 VAC according to IEC and 20 A according to UL/CSA at 125/250 VAC. It comes with ENEC, CQC and cURus approvals.

 

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Bulgin Industry Applications for Buildings & Construction (Transport & Infastructure)

With ambient & environmental conditions such as water, moisture & extreme temperatures posing a constant threat to transport & infrastructure applications, reliable & robust solutions are vitally important in this sector.

From outdoor lighting & industrial meters to HVAC systems & surveillance cameras, rest assured that our industry leading solutions are built for maximum reliability & performance to support the challenging needs of various indoor, outdoor & industrial applications.

Heavy duty machinery used for construction & building maintenance require components that are equally as rugged as the environments that they operate in. From outdoor lighting & industrial meters to indoor HVAC systems, rest assured that our wide range of switches, indicators & waterproof connectors are built for maximum reliability & performance.

Applications:
• Air Compressors
• Cherry Pickers
• Wireless Load Sensors
• Terrain / Mud Monitoring Systems
• Smart Metering
• Security Door Switch Panels
• Moisture Meters
• Heating Systems
• Air Cleaning Systems
• Disabled Refuge Systems
• CCTV Cameras

 

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Schurter Series 4750 IEC Strip-Block Type F

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• Choice from 2 up to 7 Outlets
• Cord Retention and Optional Light Pipes
• Hard-Wired Bus Variants Configurable
• Available in Black, Grey or White

The demands on power distribution units are very individual. For this reason, Schurter is launching the 4750 series, an appliance socket strip with maximum flexibility and an unprecedented range of variants.

For those who like to configure their power distribution units exactly according to their needs will find the perfect solution for every conceivable application in the new SCHURTER Series 4750.

The Wide Range of Variants
The number of outlets can be freely configured from 2 to a maximum of 7, whereby each outlet already has a cord retention system (horizontal or vertical). This is an indispensable requirement for power distribution units in data center applications or in medical technology.

Furthermore, the 4750 appliance strip-block is available in a wide range of Terminal variants (PCB, solder or Quick Connect versions) as well as with freely configurable light pipes to indicate an individual status.

To keep track in 3-phase systems, the 4750 series is available in three different colors white, grey or black.

Reduction of Manufacturing Effort
A highlight are four possible hard-wired bus variants (L/N/PE, N/PE, PE or PE/L), which again massively reduce the wiring effort while manufacturing. This as a further goal to offer a product, perfectly fitted to the customer’s needs.

 

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Entrelec PVC Insulated Terminals & Splices

Crimp Technology: Connection Capacity: from 0.26 mm² to 6 mm² – 22 to 10 AWG

The PVC pre-insulated solderless Terminals and Splices are designed to answer all standard applications. The quality, performance, and ease of installation make them ideal for many industrial and commercial installations. Carefully engineered Application Tooling has been designed in conjunction with the terminal to promote ease and speed of application. The wire and wire barrel together form a connection of high conductivity and tensile strength, while the tin plating provides good resistance to corrosion.

Sustainable Connection
• Serrations in the crimp barrel provide maximum contact and tensile strength after crimping
• High conductivity copper body
• Tin plating provide good resistance to corrosion

Easy to Install
• Easy installation with TE tooling and crimp-performance guaranteed
• Red, Blue and Yellow color coding to ease the product selection in the workshop and the crimp cavity identification on TE tooling
• Funneled wire entry on terminal prevents turned back wire strands and permits rapid wire insertion during high speed production
• PVC Insulation sleeve provides good dielectric strength and supports the wire insulation so that no bare wire is exposed

For All Your Needs
• Compatible with all standard applications: (Panel boxes, Motors, Switchgear, Power supplies, Instruments/controls, Lighting, Transportation, HVAC, Maintenance,…)
• UL & CSA Approved when applied with corresponding approved tooling
• 600 V Operating Voltage
• 105°C Max Operating Temperature

 

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Bulgin Industry Applications for Security & Surveillance (Transport & Infastructure)

With ambient & environmental conditions such as water, moisture & extreme temperatures posing a constant threat to transport & infrastructure applications, reliable & robust solutions are vitally important in this sector.

From outdoor lighting & industrial meters to HVAC systems & surveillance cameras, rest assured that our industry leading solutions are built for maximum reliability & performance to support the challenging needs of various indoor, outdoor & industrial applications.


With applications such as surveillance cameras constantly operating in some of the world’s most challenging outdoor environments, reliable data & power transmissions are vital for ensuring that they can operate 24/7 in harsh ambient conditions. To resolve this issue, we have created a wide variety of standardised rugged, lightweight & sealed connectivity solutions including field installable connectors & overmolded cable assemblies that can also be customised for your specific design & development needs.

Whether you require secure & reliable connectors for camera systems or robust anti vandal switches for door entry keypads, we are sure to have the right solution for your security application. We thrive on providing secure & reliable solutions that prevent downtime & minimise maintenance work for
applications where security & surveillance are a priority to your operations.

Applications:
• Traffic Cameras
• ANPR Cameras & Sensors
• Parking Control Camera
• Security Door Switch
• Door Entry Keypads
• Aerial Surveillance & Mapping
• Security Video Monitoring
• Portable Alarm Systems
• Unmanned Surface Vehicle
• CCTV Cameras

 

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Schurter Types 4761 / 4762 Waterproof Push/Pull Appliance Coupler

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Schurter presents the new waterproof IEC connector consisting of the appliance inlet type 4761 and the rewireable cord connector type 4762. With its high protection class IP 67 or IP 69K connected or unconnected with cover, this appliance coupler is perfect for supplying power to appliances used in harsh environments such as industrial, marine, laboratories or any type of outdoor appliances.

The Push/Pull locking system provides a strong reliable connection, yet at the same time ensures a break-away cable in the event of overdue stress. The blue shape and color of the pull-out mechanism indicates the pull-out direction. A clear catch sound is heard upon the seated connection. The connector style is similar to the international standards of IEC and UL/CSA 60320, but is distinguished by a special arrangement of the contacts, so as not to interchange with conventional power cords. This ensures the maximum power applied, IP protection and the cord retention. The connector can be temporarily submerged in water and can be cleaned with high-pressure hot water cleaners. Both components are very easy to terminate. The inlet 4761 is available with solder or quick connect terminals. The connector is equipped with conventional screw terminals, as commonly seen in rewireable connector designs. Thus, no special tools for wire assembly are necessary.

The appliance couplers are available in black and white. The dual components, appliance inlet and cord connector, can be ordered as complete sets, which simplifies the ordering processes and customer logistics. The inlet and connector are also available as individual components for separate inventorying. Accessory covers are available for both plug parts, providing a waterproof protection IP 67 in plugged state and IP 69K in an unplugged state. These protective covers also offer protection against pollutants, which can potentially contaminate the contacts.

The approvals of these connectors according to IEC/UL 60320 simplify the process for the equipment manufacturer to obtain approval of their appliances, because many equipment standards with respect to the power supply refers to these component standard.

Technical Specifications:
– Standards: IEC 60320-1, UL 60320-1, CSA C22.2 No 60320-1
– Approvals: ENEC, UL/CSA
– Ratings UL/CSA 15 A / 250 VAC, 60 Hz
– Ratings UL/CSA 15 A / 250 VAC, 60 Hz
– Maximum operating temperature: +120 °C
– Wire size connector: 0.75 – 1.0 mm2, 18 AWG – 14 AWG (0.82 – 2.08 mm2)
– IP protection degree IP 67 and IP 69K

 

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Hylec’s Range of Door Enclosures, Cable Glands, Connectors, Junction Boxes, Control Stations & Isolators

Vast range of High-Quality Control Stations, Motor Control Gear, Terminal Blocks, Weatherproof Connectors, Specialist enclosures for Industrial Applications

Hylec offers an extensive range of lockable door enclosures in ABS flame-retardant plastic, stainless steel, galvanised steel and aluminium. Models are rated IP65, IP66, IP67, IP68, IK08 and IK10 and the steel range comes with a 3-year corrosion warranty. Providing protection for many installations in industrial environments including those exposed to hazards including dust, water jets, spray chemicals, petrochemicals, the enclosures are all available in a very wide range of sizes and are supplied complete with back plates and mounting brackets.

There is probably no other UK manufacturer with a wider cable gland range than Hylec. Over 2,000 products in multiple materials including nylon, nickel-plated brass and stainless steel – all in metric and PG sizes – are complemented by a wide range of accessories of all types. Perfect Series cable glands include railway-certified Pa6 V-0 and ATEX-certified explosion-proof ranges. Best-selling Kwik Fix cable glands provide a rapid, secure and watertight connection into enclosures and panels: one turn of the polyamide body gives an IP68-rated connection. No special tools are needed, assembly is from one side only with no separate lock nut required.

The Weatherproof range of electrical connectors are rated up to IP68/IP69K and have an outstanding track record in multiple projects worldwide, include major bridge illuminations, public fountain installations, signage at outside sporting events and sluice gate controls on major rivers. Impact resistant (IK08/IK10), vibration resistant, saline-and-flame resistant, the Weatherproof connector family includes micro and other connectors in 2 to 8 pole versions. Weatherproof connectors can be panel mounted to products, which can simplify and speed up installation.

Completely new is the Debox 11, the latest member of Hylec’s innovative Debox junction box family. For interior or exterior use, Debox 11 is a versatile and robust IP66/IP67-rated surface-mounted junction box with ten cable entries and includes five 3 way lever connectors. This is the latest junction box to join the innovative and highly-successful multi-million unit selling Debox family, all designed for ergonomic, time-saving installation.

When it comes to choosing the right terminal block for your application, there are literally hundreds of different options to choose from.

Control stations are vital in industrial settings. Hylec’s range covers four functional areas: emergency stop stations; dual-push on-off buttons in one housing; selector switches in on/off twistable and a key lockable version; flush button stations in separate or combined on/off control or forward/reverse. All Hylec control stations are housed in high impact-resistant, flame-retardant ABS. Various accessories and customised products are also offered. Hylec’s range of motor control gear products includes motor starters, DEC Series 3 pole contactors (AC3), DETH Series thermal overload relays and DECA Series auxiliary contact and mechanical interlock modules. The enclosed, non-reversing DOL motor starters are IP65 rated and CE approved, supplied with wall/panel mounting screws and complete with threaded cable gland entry. They are wired ready for use with a thermal overload relay and suit applications including woodworking, dust-collecting and metal recycling machinery.

Ensuring safety in industrial environments by providing fast electrical isolation for machinery, power supplies, security equipment and HVAC installations, Hylec’s range of IP66-rated AC and DC rotary Isolator control switches have the best price/performance ratio currently available on the UK market.

 

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Entrelec IPX8 Instant Connectors

IDC technology: Connection Capacity: from 0.75 to 4 mm² – 18 to 12 AWG

IPX8 are the fastest, easiest and most convenient wire connectors in the industry for Indoor and outdoor installations. The IDC (Insulation Displacement Technology) allows the installer the convenience of not having to prepare the wire before installation. Simply pick the correct connector for the wire gauge selected and crimp the terminal using a standard set of pliers by pushing the button to complete the process.

SPEED UP YOUR PROJECTS
Instant Connection:
Save installation time and eliminate the need to pre-strip wires with insulation displacement technology (IDC).
No Special Tool Required:
All installation connectors allow for push button termination using a common pair of pliers.
Easy Wire Size Identification:
Red, yellow & blue color coded termination buttons take the guess work out of matching wire size to appropriate connector.

 

EASY TO INSTALL
Independent Connections:
Easy factory or field installation using independent left and right side push button termination.
Visual Control:
The design includes a clear body material for visual inspection of the connection.
Easy To Assemble Together:
Flexibility in multi-pair termination design with stacking feature.

FOR ALL YOUR NEEDS
Protection Against Water and Dust:
The gel inside the connectors gives an IPX8 Ingress Protection (2 hours, 1 m under water).
Large Wire Size Range:
Connection capacity from 0.75 to 4 mm² (18 to 12 AWG) and connectors with mixed cross-sections.
Large Temperature Range:
Resist to an ambient temperature from -40°C to 75°C. Operating temperature between -40°C and 105°C.

 

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Bulgin Industry Applications for Lighting (Transport & Infastructure)

With ambient & environmental conditions such as water, moisture & extreme temperatures posing a constant threat to transport & infrastructure applications, reliable & robust solutions are vitally important in this sector.

From outdoor lighting & industrial meters to HVAC systems & surveillance cameras, rest assured that our industry leading solutions are built for maximum reliability & performance to support the challenging needs of various indoor, outdoor & industrial applications.


Bulgin is an industry leader in manufacturing reliable electronic solutions for lighting applications around the world. With ambient and environmental conditions such as water, moisture and extreme temperatures posing a constant threat to the performance of outdoor lighting equipment, secure and robust solutions are of paramount importance. For years we have supported the lighting needs of various infrastructure applications with our industry-leading solutions being used in various indoor, outdoor and industrial applications, from portable lighting for construction to airport flood lights.

Our IP rated circular connectors for power, signal and data are particularly suited to providing the high levels of performance needed for such demanding environments. Capable of being submerged in water and able to withstand high levels of UV exposure, they are specifically designed to reduce installation time and excel in challenging environmental conditions. If you require reliable waterproof connectors & cable assemblies suited to outdoor & architectural lighting applications, then Bulgin is the perfect choice to meet your unique lighting requirements.

Applications:
• Roadside LED Lighting
• Commercial Lighting
• External Building LED Lighting
• Portable Maintenance LED Lighting
• Airport Flood Lighting
• Sport Venue LED Lighting

 

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Bulgin Industry Applications for Automotive

Bulgin is widely recognised as a leading manufacturer of environmentally sealed connectors & components. With over 95 years of experience in the industry, Bulgin continues to innovate & develop products & services to cater for its global customer base across a variety of markets.

Automotive:
An ever growing population calls for more vehicles to fulfil transportation needs. The rise of autonomous cars and increasingly connected vehicles also means that reliable and high performance components have never been more important in the automotive industry. Luckily we have a wide range of solutions perfectly suited to the demanding challenges of this industry.

From automotive manufacturing & testing equipment to truck lighting & control panels for agricultural vehicles, our products are involved at every stage of a motor vehicles life cycle. With a wide variety of products on offer including sealed connectors for power, signal & data, we can also produce bespoke custom solutions that combine switches, enclosures, PCB’s & cable assemblies to meet the needs of demanding automotive applications.

 

Potential Applications:
• Power Diagnostics
• Wheel Diagnostic Equipment
• Military Vehicle Datacoms
• Off Road Vehicles
• Cherry Pickers
• Automotive Manufacturing
• Illuminated Taxi Sign
• Glove Compartment Light
• RV Heating / Cooling Systems
• Lorry / Truck LED Lighting

 

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