Harsh environment connectors handle up to 32A
Availability of the latest additions to the Binder 696 Series of HEC (Harsh Environment Connector) series of connectors designed specifically for outdoor use has been announced by Foremost Electronics. A power connector designed to handle up to 32A at a rated voltage of 600V is available in both cable and panel mount formats and comes with 4+PE silver plated male or female contacts.
The panel-mount version is fitted with a hinged waterproof and dustproof cover for maximum protection when not mated.
Designed by Binder for fast and easy assembly, the Series 696 HEC female connector protects to IP67/IPX9K and can be supplied with 4+PE, 8 (4+3+PE) and 12 silver-plated contacts and features crimp termination. The contacts are also rated up to 32A at 600V.
Binder have also introduced a protective conduit hose fitting for applications where cables and single wires need to be protected when installed in harsh environments.
When fitted, the conduit hose protects to IP68/IPX9K and it can be retrofitted to existing installations when the need arises. It can be used with both HEC 696 cable connectors and panel mount connectors.
The fitting consists of a hose seal, pressing screw and securing clip, Binder can also supply the hose if required.
Binder Series 696 HEC connectors are manufactured from a robust UL 94V-0 rated polyamide and feature a fast and secure three-point, quarter-turn bayonet locking system designed for quick and secure fastening.
The Binder HEC series has a service life of greater than 1000 mating cycles and the use of a variety of crimp contacts ensures a secure, vibration-proof termination.
They are waterproof and dustproof to IP68/IP69k and can withstand the levels of harsh treatment found in applications such as agriculture and construction where the use of high-pressure washing is commonplace.
Other applications include difficult environments including traffic and signalling systems, process engineering plants, water purification facilities and recycling equipment.
Alan Vincent, Sales Director of Foremost, comments, “Binder lead the way in supplying high-quality, high-reliability connectors to support the increasing use of electronic equipment being used outdoors and in harsh environments. These additions to their range offer designers more rugged and reliable interconnection solutions.”