Anderson Power Products, Inc
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Tiny connector enables hot swap capabilities on DC circuits
Anderson Power Products has introduced the SBS Mini, the company's smallest DC power connector yet. The SBS Mini securely holds two crimp and poke contacts with sacrificial tips to enable hot swap capabilities on DC circuits. The low resistance contacts accept 20 to 10AWG (0.75 to 4.0mm²) wires allowing up to 52A (UL rated) performance per position.
Connectors designed for single-phase AC applications
Anderson Power Products (APP) introduces the Saf-D-Grid 300, designed specifically for single-phase AC applications requiring higher voltages, smaller size and expanded current carrying capability. Saf-D-Grid 300 builds upon the performance of the 400VDC Saf-D-Grid connector, using the same silver-plated, pure copper contact system and durable thermoplastic insulators.
Environmental boots shield connectors from water & dirt
Anderson Power Product now offers Environmental Boots to protect their dual pole SB 50, SB 120 and SB 175 connectors from water, dirt, chemicals and UV. The IP64 rated, durable soft sided Environmental Boots’ shield the SB connectors from water and dirt in both the mated and unmated condition.
Connector housing accommodates AWG & mm² wire sizes
An IP64 rated connector housing, suitable for use both indoors and out, has been released by Anderson Power Products. Featuring a soft shell, the SB50 Environmental Boot is designed to protect the company’s SB 50 and SB 120 connectors from water, dirt, chemicals and UV light. The housing provides this protection in both mated and unmated conditions.
IP68 connectors with a first mate, last break ground contact
Expanding the Mid Power SPEC Pak connector family, Anderson Power Products has announced that the connector is available with a first mate, last break ground contact capable of accepting 6-10awg (13.3-5.3mm²) wire. This makes the Mid Power SPEC Pak suitable for 3 phase, 4 wire configurations up to 600V AC and 80A.
Environmentally sealed connector houses 5 positions
Environmentally sealed and touch safe, Anderson Power Products has announced the addition of a 5 Position offering to the Mini SPEC Pak connector family. Power handling capabilities up to 23A and 600V AC/DC per pole allow more power in a smaller waterproof (IP68) shell than competing solutions.
Compact, panel mount connector achieves 22A at 600V
Expanding the company's 3 Position Mini PL family of SPEC Pak sealed connectors, Anderson Power Products has announced the Panel Mount Connector. Capable of achieving 22A at 600V AC/DC (according to UL tests), the compact, panel mountable connector is secured to a panel via a jam nut and features a manual release latch to prevent accidental un-mating.
Saf-D-Grid DC power connectors are now halogen free
In order to help equipment manufacturers meet eco-friendly requirements, Anderson Power Products have announced that the Saf-D-Grid Ultra Short Receptacle connectors are now being manufactured in a halogen free, high temperature housing material. The company believe that Saf-D-Grid is the only connector system so sized that is UL rated for safe disconnect of a 400V DC, 20A load.
Connectors for 380-400V DC power distribution systems
Building on the proven contact technology used in the company's SB and Powerpole connectors, Anderson Power Products announce the Saf-D-Grid Ultra Short Receptacle. These connectors are suitable for use as a safe appliance power connector for server, telecommunication, and other devices up to 600V DC.
Anderson Power Products Announces the 3 Pole Mini PL SPEC Pak
Anderson Power Products is pleased to introduce the 3 Position Mini PL SPEC Pak connector. This compact, environmentally sealed connector is capable of 22 amps at 600 volts. The 3 Position Mini PL connector features a manual release latch to prevent accidental un-mating and is touch safe on both sides.
340 Amp SB2/0 Connector Announced By Anderson Power Products
Anderson Power Products announces a new addition to the SB connector family with the release of their new 2 pole SB 2/0 connector. APP continues to search for ways to offer system designers increased power connections in compact formats. The SB 2/0 offers larger wire capability and increased current carrying capability over the similar sized SB 175 connector.
Anderson Power Products’ Solar SPEC Pak Is Now BS EN 50521 Certified
Anderson Power Products is pleased to reveal that the environmentally sealed Solar SPEC Pak connector is now certified ETL-EU to the European standard BS EN 50521 for connectors used in photovoltaic systems. The Solar SPEC Pak was the first multipole connector to achieve UL approval under UL6703A for North American applications.
APP release new Powerpole and Multipole Connector Catalogue
Anderson Power Products has released a new catalog design that covers the Powerpole and Multipole (SB, SBX, SBE, SBO, SBS) connectors. The updated catalog has a clean modern aesthetic that is focused on ease of use. Product selection guides provide an overview of the features and specifications by connector, thereby enabling speedy navigation directly to appropriate page.
110 Amp SBS75G 3 Pole Connector With Touch-Safe Interface
Anderson Power Products has today unveiled a new addition to the SBS connector family with the release of their new 3 pole SBS75G connector. The SBS connector family features PCB-to-wire and wire-to-wire solutions for up to 110 amps. Low resistance silver plated contacts for wire sizes from #6 AWG (16 mm²) to 16 AWG (1.5 mm²) are held inside compact and ergonomic housings with a touch-safe interface.
Anderson Power Products to showcase latest connectors at electronica 2012
Anderson Power Products announces that it will be showcasing its newest connectors at Electronica 2012, to be held November 13-16 in Munich, Germany. APP will be in Hall B4, Booth #178. Products to be highlighted include APP’s SPEC Pak Series, Saf-D-Grid, and SBS Series.
Anderson Power Products expand SPEC connector family with Mid Power SPEC Pak
Anderson Power Products has unveiled the expansion of the SPEC Pak family of environmentally sealed connectors, which now includes Mid-Power SPEC Pak. Mid-Power SPEC Pak, like the other connectors in the SPEC Pak family, is rugged and environmentally sealed and leverages APP’s core Powerpole flat wiping contact technology.
Anderson Power Products (APP) Saf-D-Grid connector system for hazardous renewable energy sources voltage applications
Anderson Power Products announces the launch of the Saf-D-Grid connector system for use in the direct connection of DC electronic devices to a DC micro grid. This connector system is ideal for use in DC servers or any device connecting directly to renewable energy sources such as Solar or Wind power.
Anderson Power Product Solar SPEC Pak
Anderson Power Products is proud to announce that Solar SPEC Pak is the first multi-pin connector to meet the photovoltaic industry requirements specified in UL 6703A, passing the same harsh environmental tests used to qualify solar panels. Solar SPEC Pak has power handling capabilities up to 1000 volts and features a locking latch that complies with NEC 2008 section 690.33(C) requirements.
Anderson Power Products Introduces SBS 75xPR PCB Power and Signal Connector
Anderson Power Products has expanded its SBS 75x connector family by introducing a new right angle printed circuit board connector. The SBS75x connector family was created to provide a touch-safe and high power connector with two primary and four auxiliary power positions in a compact and ergonomic design. The addition of the PCB connector expands the SBS75x connector family’s capability to include PCB-to-wire and wire-to-wire applications.
Anderson Power Product Solar SPEC Pak
Anderson Power Products is proud to announce that Solar SPEC Pak is the first multi-pin connector to meet the photovoltaic industry requirements specified in UL 6703A, passing the same harsh environmental tests used to qualify solar panels.