Cables/Connecting

Connector/cabling solution designed for harsh environments

28th April 2016
Mick Elliott

The NECTOR M power system series from TE Connectivity has been introduced by RS Components, The series aims to provide the construction industry with increased design flexibility and seamless integration into new and existing designs. Engineered to provide a pluggable connectivity solution for outdoor and harsh environments, the series is ideal for designers and contractors operating in many industries.

These include electrical and lighting installations that require more flexibility in distributing power and data to various devices within buildings.

The NECTOR M series is a flexible, fully pluggable, modular wiring, sealed connector and cabling system for permanent power and data circuit electrical installations. It also provides a simple reconfigurable plug-and-play alternative to traditional hard-wired electrical connections.

The multi-functional modular system provides design consistency with the same-size knockout diameter for all position sizes and offers optimum flexibility, as the circular form factor helps simplify routing and reduces installation time and waste.

The connectors have closed-barrel pin and socket crimped-wire terminals, and are available in white and UV-resistant black with positive locking and multiple keying options to help provide for rapid error-free installation.

The enhanced one-connector solution addresses power data and control requirements and provides the ability to engineer, design and build power distribution units, electrical devices and cable assemblies off-site, resulting in reduced on-site labour costs, increased efficiency, and improved reliability.

The portfolio offers a complete range of 3-, 5-, 6- and 7-pole pluggable electrical installation components for indoor applications with free hanging, panel/chassis-mount, PCB-mount and power splitter solutions.

The 3-pole systems are ideal for use in ceiling, wall, pendant and furniture lighting fixtures that require a ground connection in residential or commercial retail spaces.

The multi-phase systems provide the power and signal connections required in horticultural and lighting control applications (5-pole), and in emergency lighting systems or for colour-control lighting capability (7-pole).

The range also recently debuted a 5-position splitter that provides power, signal and control connection options for multiple lighting and electrical devices. Further devices will be added to the range over the next few months.

The connectors have operating temperatures between –40°C and up to 70°C, provide an IP20 seal rating, and are available with an IEC 61535 rating of 7A up to 20A at 400VAC, and a UL 1977 rating of 10A up to 20A at 600VAC, making the connectors suitable for use almost anywhere in the world.

As well as meeting IEC61535 standards, the power system solution is designed to meet the UL1977 guidelines, and the sealed portfolio is IP67 rated, which makes it an ideal solution for outdoor and high-humidity lighting applications.

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