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

Schurter GP21 / GS21: 400 VDC Connector System According to IEC TS 62735-1

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• First IEC connector system on the market for 400 VDC according to TS 62735-1 (2.6 kW)
• Designed for PDU and UPS in Data Center
• Various terminal options
• Safe disconnect under load

With the GP21 plug connector and the GS21 socket-outlet, SCHURTER launches the world’s first UL approved IEC TS 62735-1 standardized DC connector system designed to enable efficient DC power distribution in data centre power distribution strips and UPS.

 

With a complete DC power supply architecture, from source to load, the cost-intensive and failure-prone transformations and conversions, including their components, are completely eliminated. Operational reliability increases with improved efficiency.

In the digital age, vast quantities of DC-powered devices are in use: consumer electronics, industrial IT, communications technology, and electric vehicles to name a few. New technologies are beginning to emerge to enable direct current at the source of supply, which in turn is driving the establishment of standards.

 

Direct current improves the quality of the power being supplied. Problems with harmonics and harmonic distortions are eliminated. Phase compensation is also not necessary. Furthermore, coupling synchronization to different sources and networks is no longer necessary.

IEC TS 62735-1
The new standard for DC power distribution up to 2.6 kW requires a more complex design. The Connector system must be designed considering the potential for arcing associated with disconnecting the DC power supply. The permissible temperature range of the connector pins is -5 °C to +105 °C. An additional interlock for arc protection, while hot plugging, is not required for the version up to 2.6 kW.

Plug GP21 / Socket-Outlet GS21
The re-connectable SCHURTER GP21 plug accommodates a cable cross-section of between 0.75mm²/18 AWG and 1.5 mm²/16 AWG. The corresponding socket-outlet GS21 is designed for front panel thicknesses of 1.5 mm or 2.0 mm. Quick Connect 6.3 x 0.8 mm or PCB terminals are available for the connection.

Outlook
The reduction of steps to convert power resulting in less power loss, clearly speaks to the need for the use of DC power supply in data centres.

IEC TS 62735-2 is in process for the standardization of a higher DC power requirement of up to 5.2 kW. The appropriate interconnect with the necessary safety interlock (cold switch) are currently being developed.

To increase operational safety, SCHURTER will also be equipping its 2.6 kW plug with a cord retaining system. Appliance-side DC components, such as inlets and cord connectors, are being standardized in IEC TS 63236. This standard is currently in the draft phase and is expected to be published by the IEC in 2021.

 

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Schurter Type 5120, 5123 IEC Appliance Filter now with V-Lock Cord Retention

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The IEC appliance filter series 5120 and 5123 are now as standard equipped with the V-Lock cord retention feature. With the V-Lock system, the power connector is equipped with a latch that interlocks with a special notch in the inlet and thus reliably prevents the cord from being pulled out.

 

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Schurter Series 4751 Ganged IEC Appliance Outlet Type F

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• Compact Construction
• Prewired Blocks with 2, 4 or 6 outlets
• V-Lock Cord Retention
• Color Coding in Black, Grey and White

With the series 4751 SCHURTER is introducing a new ganged IEC block style outlet, which provides an efficient solution for power distribution units and uninterruptible power supply units.

For the safe operation of systems in data centers, telecommunication or PA-systems, standardized, high grade and automated mounting processes are a necessity.

The blocks include 2, 4 or 6 IEC outlets type F, and are prewired and terminated with Quick Connectors 6.3 x 0.8 mm. An asymmetric panel cur-out allows for an efficient mounting process, ensuring proper outlet assembly. The series is certified by VDE and CCC for 10 A at 250 VAC and by UL for 15 A at 250 VAC.

 

For better optical distinction, especially useful in a multi-phase system, the individual blocks can be produced in black, grey and white.

To prevent an inadvertent disconnection of power, the new blocks are compatible with the V-Lock cord retaining system. The snap-in mounting is standard for a 1.5 mm panel thickness.

BC320: Blind Cover for Outlets of Type F / Type J
In order to prevent overload of modern power distribution strips with multiple IEC outlets, individual outlets can be protected by means of tamper resistant blind covers. These protective caps are mounted onto the outlets in the power distribution strip just like a plug. For safety reasons, the optionally available protective caps cannot be removed without the special tool/key.

 

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Schurter DG12 Compact Connector with Circuit Breaker and Filter

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• High IP protection up to IP67
• Recessed rocker switch prevents accidental switch-off
• Versatile mounting options
• V-Lock cord retention

With the DG12, Schurter launches its most versatile power entry module with IEC inlet, integrated circuit breaker and a mains filter – with optional IP protection. Thanks to its extremely compact dimensions and a wide range of mounting options, it consolidates discrete power components into one space-saving unit suitable for a variety of applications.

The new DG12 filter series from SCHURTER combines an IEC inlet with a TA35 miniature circuit breaker and a mains filter – with optional IP protection. The DG12 is available for almost any mounting variant with snap or screw mounting. In addition, the flange mount version is available in either vertical or horizontal arrangement.

 

Thermal Circuit Breaker
The DG12 has an integrated TA35 bi-pole circuit breaker. It offers the function of a device switch as well as thermal overcurrent protection. The overcurrent protection is available with a bi-metal switching package on one or two poles and with rated currents from 0.05 A to 15 A. The rocker switch is available illuminated or non-illuminated, as well as in a variety of colours and markings.

IP Protection
In addition to the standard versions with IP40 protection, the DG12 is available in a version with IP67 seal protection to the panel and circuit breaker. The use of the DG12 in harsh environments with dust or splashing water is ensured with a cover for the circuit breaker, as well as sealing gasket and four sealing screws for fastening the flange.

Wide Range of Applications
The DG12 series is certified for currents up to 10 A/250 VAC according to IEC standard and 15 A/125/250 VAC UL/CSA standard. The filter series is available in standard or medical versions and for protection class I and II. For applications that require a particularly high immunity to interference, versions with high inductance filters are available. Such applications for example are IT or telecom systems according to IEC 90650, and medical devices according to IEC 60601-1. The series is compatible with V-Lock cord retention connection cables.

 

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Hylec Products Review

Best-Selling Debox In-Line Tool-Free Cable Junction Box, Waterproof Connectors, Enclosures, PCB Hardware and More

Hylec-APL is a market leader in the manufacture and supply of electrical and electro-mechanical components to major OEMs and CEMs, wholesalers, and specialist & catalogue distributors. Hylec-APL’s innovative, extensive and patented product portfolio includes Debox in-line junction boxes, isolator switches, enclosures (stainless steel, steel & ABS), water and weatherproof connectors, cable glands, terminal blocks, fuse holders and many others marketed under the brand names Debox and Hylec. A British company established for over 30 years, Hylec-APL is focussed on developing strong, long-term business partnerships with its customers, distributors, wholesalers and partners through its all-pervasive service culture, an active and knowledgeable field sales force, and a large inventory of available parts.

Hylec Debox S and SL make installers and contractors’ lives easier and save hours of installation time by including everything installers need to join flat or round profile cables, including a UL and VDE-approved 4-pole terminal block. On a typical commercial lighting project, saving a few minutes on each cable join means speedier overall installation and lower costs.

Hylec weather and waterproof electrical connectors that have been used in some interesting projects, including re- illuminating Blackfriars Bridge in London and Pavegen flooring technology which converts kinetic energy from footsteps into off-grid electricity and has been used in public outdoor locations around the world. The TeeTube range includes the IP68/IP69K TH381 Series micro connector, only 14mm in diameter, ideal for outdoor lighting applications, such as architectural lighting, street lighting, underwater lighting, illumination of road signs and billboards and the connection of interior and exterior Class 2 electrical devices.

Hylec’s range of PCB terminal blocks and fuse holders probably boast the best quality/price ratio currently on the market. This year’s new additions include the new screwless push wire TLM Series in multiple pitches to optimize board design, as will pillar terminal blocks and high temperature terminal blocks.

Enclosures are another product area that Hylec has years of expertise in designing and marketing inlcuding the IP-66-rated DN junction box enclosures that include a 35mm DIN rail and mounting screws for simpler mounting of terminal blocks, relays and connectors. The DN range carries multiple slots for vertical PCB mounting, making this product an excellent and flexible choice for both electrical and electronic applications, as it is totally dust tight and provides protection against water jets, waves and rain. This exceptional robustness also extends to meet the IK08 impact standard.

 

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Shurter 4710-5 Series, 16 A IEC Appliance Outlet Type J for Intelligent PDUs and UPSs

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* Integrated light pipes for status indication
* IDC terminals for quick assembly
* V-Lock cord retention
* Color coding for easy identification in multiphase systems

With the appliance outlets of the 4710-5 series, SCHURTER launches the logical evolutionary step to the successful 4710 – with a clear plus in functionality for status indication.

The new 16 A appliance outlet series 4710-5 offers precisely fitted, integrated guides for light pipes. Up to four light pipes can be used to channel LED light from the circuit board. The feature provides a space and cost saving approach to status indication in PDUs, which are used to signal the equipment technician regarding system status. The operation of the LEDs is freely configurable. To ensure proper application, the light pipes must be ordered as an accessory and should only be inserted into the power distribution unit after the sockets have been mounted and wired.

The use of IDC terminals is particularly efficient. Several outlets can be wired quickly and reliably in a single process step. This highly efficient form of wiring significant reduces assembly time and cost. For individual power supply and status indication, the phase contact is designed as a PCB connection. On request, this terminal can also be offered as quick connect or solder terminal. SCHURTER offers the 4710-5 outlets in black, white and grey for multiphase distinction.

The 4710-5 series is available in two versions: “along” and “cross” to the pin axis. Selection depends on the design of the PDU and the arrangement of the outlets, vertically (along) or horizontally (cross) one behind the other, thereby properly orienting the wires to the direction of the strip. To avoid unintentional power cord disconnection, the new outlets offer the V-Lock cord retention system. The snap-in mounting of the 4710-5 is designed for panel thicknesses of 1.0 to 3.0 mm. Standard versions are available in 1.5 and 2.0 mm.

Technical Data / Approvals
* Appliance outlet Type J (C19) acc. IEC 60320
* IEC/EN 16 A / 250 VAC; 50 Hz
* UL/CSA 20 A / 250 VAC; 60 Hz
* IDC-Terminals for cross sections 10 AWG/6.0 mm2, 12 AWG/4.0 mm2, 2.5 mm2
* Wire arrangement „Cross“ and „Along“ to the outlet contacts
* Snap-in mounting for panel thickness from 1.0 to 3.0 mm
* IP Protection: From front IP 20 acc. IEC 60529
* Insulation protection class I acc. IEC 61140

Application
With its unprecedented functionality and compact design, the new appliance outlet 4710-5 is optimal for intelligent appliances with multiple outlets, such as intelligent PDUs and UPSs used in data centers.

 

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Bulgin’s New X Code Additions for the M12 Range

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With a high degree of mechanical and electrical stability, Bulgin’s M12 X Code connectors provide a cost effective and flexible connectivity solution for onsite installations – helping to decrease downtime in process control, manufacturing automation and industrial instrumentation applications.

Key Features:
*  Maximum Data Signal Rate 10Gbit/s
*  – 25 °C to 85 °C Temperature Range
*  Water and dust proof (IP67)
*  8 Pin or Socket
*  Cat 6a cables

Choice of Terminations:

 

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Schurter Type DD12 Compact Power Entry Module with Filter

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* Very compact design
* Various mounting options
* Variants with ground choke
* V-Lock cord retention
* Fuseholder meets latest IEC standard#

Schurter extends its successful power entry module series DD12 with new variants for screw and snap mounting. New versions are also available with additional ground choke for suppressing high-frequency interference on the ground conductor. The DD12 with fuse holder, switch and filter offers remarkable functionality in a very compact housing.

The DD12 filter series combines an IEC C14 appliance plug with a 1- or 2-pole fuse holder, a 1- or 2-pole switch and a high-quality mains filter. The particularly wide metal flange (horizontal or vertical) make contact with the housing surface over a large area and thus enables an optimum filter and shielding effect.

Ground Choke
The DD12 series is now available with a ground choke. In addition to the current-compensated choke on the pole and neutral conductor, the line filters have a second choke on the earth conductor. The ground choke is located between the device plug and the filter output. Placing the filter directly at the mains input ensures that possible high-frequency interference currents on the earth conductor cannot bypass the filter via the housing. The versions with medical filters (no Y capacitors) especially benefit from improved asymmetrical attenuation in the higher frequency range due to the earth line choke.

Applications
The DD12 series is available with standard or medical filter. It is suitable for use in devices that require a particularly high immunity to interference. These include IT or telecom systems according to IEC 90650-1 and medical devices according to IEC 60601-1.

The series meets the new fuseholder requirements outlined in IEC 60127-6 for enhanced fire safety and is also suitable for use in home appliances according to IEC 60335-1. It is compatible with V-Lock retaining cordsets.  The DD12 series is certified for currents up to 10 A/250 VAC according to IEC standard and 8 A according to UL/CSA standard at 125/250 VAC. It is ENEC and cURus approved.

 

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