Connector series eliminates bulky and space-consuming cable glands on motors, ac/dc inverters and converters and other high amperage equipment. The IP67-rated ePower 400A connectors are rated to 1,000-volts dc and feature integrated EMI shielding.
The ePower connectors come in two- and three-pin power configurations ranging from 100 A through 500 A per contact and have the capacity for two small gauge signal contacts for HVIL (high voltage interlock loop) purposes. The IP2X style sockets are available in crimp, lug or bus bar termination. Cable plugs have IP2X style crimp pins and can accommodate shielded wires.
Multiple wire sizes from 50 mm² to 95 mm² can be used with the new connectors, which feature an all-aluminum shell, strain relief for the jacketed cable incorporated into the shell and excellent vibration resistance.
The connector series incorporates the RADSOK contact system for higher current ratings and to lower temperature rise and contact resistance. RADSOK technology, an electrical terminal based on a hyperbolic grid configuration, enables lower insertion forces than standard contacts for easier mating.
Because it delivers more power in less space, the RADSOK contact system eliminates having to run wires through bulky cable glands in traditional three-phase motor assemblies and similar equipment to deliver power. The result is a more reliable, user-friendly connection with a 40% smaller footprint to reduce the overall enclosure size. One ePower connector can replace three conventional connectors, saving both space and cost.
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