New latching DC connectors prevent critical power loss

06-02-2015 | Cliff Electronics | Connectors, Switches & EMECH

Latest from Cliff Electronics is a new range of latching DC plugs and sockets designed for use where it is important that critical power is not lost or interrupted by accidental disconnection such as in applications including medical, data, monitoring, emergency lighting and equipment charging. The locking DC plugs and sockets are secured by a simple push and turn locking mechanism, are available with diameters of either 2.1mm or 2.5mm and rated at 2A at 16VDC. Plugs may be supplied to be connected to cables by users or as ready-wired 2m over-moulded plug cables with free ends suitable for use by external power supply OEMs. The PCB mountable sockets have Ian insulation resistance of 100Mohm minimum at DC500V, a dielectric withstand Voltage of 500VAC for one minute and feature a normally-closed contact operated by inserting a plug. John Hall, general manager, Cliff Electronics, said: "These latest additions to our expanding range of low voltage 2 pole DC plugs and sockets follow the great success of our unique dual gauge DC sockets, which accept both 2.1mm or 2.5mm diameter plugs in a single socket.”

By Craig Dyball