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

Bulgin Industry Applications for Lighting (Transport & Infrastructure)

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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Schurter NEMA Receptacles 5-15R Portfolio Expanded

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Convenience Outlets Redesigned
• NR010 – IDC Along orientation for efficient wiring
NEW: IDC Cross Orientation to the Pin-Axis
• 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.

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 in Along- and Cross orientation to the Pin-Axis provides a version with an independent L terminal for the IDC-Along version. 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.

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 childcare 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.

Schurters’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).

 

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Entrelec Push-In Connectors

Push-In Technology: Connection Capacity: from 0.5 to 2.5 mm² – 22 to 12 AWG

The Entrelec push-in connectors are perfect for all indoor applications. The push-in technology reduces the connection time and the compact design ease the installation in tight spaces. The connectors are compatible with 0.5 to 2.5 mm² (22 to 12 AWG) solid wires and the clear body provides visual control of the termination. The color-coding ease the identification of the 5 products sizes, from 2 to 6 positions.

SPEED UP YOUR PROJECTS
Push-In Connection:
• Save 50% installation time compare to screw technology.
• Easy and quick insertion for rigid and solid wires.
Compact Design:
• Fit perfectly in very tight spaces, ideal for all junction boxes.
Easy Identification:
• Find the right connector size quickly thanks to the color coding.

SECURED INSTALLATION
Visual Control:
• Transparent housing to verify proper conductor insertion.
Easy Testing:
• Easy factory or field control with the test slot for voltage testing.
Always Perfect:
• Stripping guide at the back of all connectors to respect the 11 mm / 0.43 in for each wire.

FOR ALL YOUR NEEDS
Up to 6 Wires Connected Together:
• Connectors available with 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 connections.
Large Wire Size Range:
• Connection capacity from 0.5 to 2.5 mm² (22 to 12 AWG) for rigid and solid wire only.
Extreme Conditions:
• Resist to a high ambient temperature. Polycarbonate, flame retardant (UL94-V0).

PRODUCT COMPLIANCE / APPROVALS
• IEC 60998-1 & IEC 60998-2-2
• UL 486C
• CSA C22.2 No. 188-13

 

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Bulgin Industry Applications for Data & Telecoms

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.

With the rise of big data, the Internet of Things (IoT), Industry 4.0 & the race for super fast broadband in recent years, the demand for electronic components is higher than ever before. Despite an increasing shift towards wireless technologies, the core equipment that enables these systems to operate are still heavily reliant on physical components such as electrical connectors, battery holders & switches.

In an increasingly connected world, we have the necessary solutions to fulfil the ongoing needs of data centres & telecom networks across the globe. From power distribution to high speed data transmissions & user interface components, we have the solutions that you need to manage the stringent data demands of the future.

Potential Applications:
• Small Cell Backhaul Systems
• Uninterruptible Power Supply
• Network Encryption Equipment
• Telecom Towers
• Portable Satellite Equipment
• Data Centre Servers
• Satellite Communication Networks
• Mobile Network Transmitter
• Military Vehicle Datacoms
• Network Server Cabinets

 

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Bulgin Industrial Applications for Instrumentation & Measurement

Instrumentation and measurement systems are vital for ensuring productivity, reliability, safety and continuity in the industrial sector. Accurate and consistent measurements allow for process control and automated manufacturing systems to be optimised for maximum efficiency. Reliable electronic components are essential for achieving this. That’s where we come in.

From control interfaces to power and data connections, Bulgin has a diverse choice of electronic solutions ideal for systems that measure a variety of parameters including pressure, moisture, flow, temperature and vibration.

Potential Applications:
• Handheld Moisture Detectors
• Wireless Data Logger
• Flow Meters
• Solar Water Pump Controller
• Industrial Scales
• Terrain Monitoring
• Handheld Radiation Detection
• Pipe Inspection System
• Pressure Transmitter
• Test Bench
• Wireless Load Sensors
• Moisture Meters

 

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E-T-A Appliance Line Filter for 3120-N Circuit Breaker / Switch Combination

The appliance inlet module X3120-A combines four functions within a single component: An IEC inlet plug, an ON/OFF switch, resettable overcurrent protection
and a line filter.

The 3120-N circuit breaker / switch combination provides the function of an ON/OFF switch and ensures overcurrent protection. The 3120-N thermal circuit breaker / switch combination protects the line filter in the event of an overload.

Benefits:
•  Reduced Planning and Storage Costs
•  Reduced Mounting and Wiring Time
•  High Availability – the circuit breakers can easily, quickly and reliably be reset after tripping. Fuse replacement is eliminated.

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Bulgin Industrial Applications for Tools & Machinery

Industrial environments are exposed to many impeding elements such as water, vibration, chemicals and extreme temperatures. With demand growing for automated processes, there is more pressure than ever before on production and motion control systems.

To overcome these potentially detrimental conditions, our connectivity solutions with metal or plastic housings are used around the world to facilitate secure power, signal and data connections in the harshest of environments. Our robust range of vandal proof push button switches are also a perfect solution for operating heavy duty tools, metal and wood processing equipment, food and beverage processing systems and packaging machinery.

Potential Applications:
• Industrial Food Slicer
• Vacuum Packaging Machine
• Printed Electronics Machinery
• Heavy Industrial Food Processor
• Industrial Grade Printer
• Industrial Automated Saws
• Industrial Coating Machinery
• Industrial Sand Blaster

 

 

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Bulgin Industrial Applications for Automation Systems

With an increasing demand for automated machines and systems, secure and reliable connections are vital for industrial automation applications where efficiency and uptime is of the utmost importance. Our waterproof circular connectors are the perfect solution for automation systems such as factory automation, industrial networks and robotics.

From movement signals to manufacturing and material handling processes, our robust sealed connector range for power, signal and data perform excellently in
harsh environments where moisture, extreme temperatures and vibration are present. To overcome these challenging conditions, our connectivity
solutions with metal or plastic housings are used around the world to facilitate secure power, signal and data connections in the harshest of environments.

With IP66, IP67, IP68 & IP69K ratings, they are particularly ideal for production lines that are prone to dust & liquid build up.

Potential Applications:
• Industrial Robotics
• Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
• Automotive Manufacturing
• Food & Beverage Processing
• Material Handling Equipment
• Packaging Equipment
• Process Control Systems
• Machining & Metal Processing
• Semiconductor Manufacturing
• Factory Automation Machines

 

 

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Bulgin Connectivity Solutions for Industries

 

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.

 

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