High-power wire-to-wire connector system for industrial and medical applications
Connectors, Switches & EMECH
A new high-power wire-to-wire connector system for industrial and medical
applications, the EM12M Series has been developed by Hirose. The single
position, snap-in lock power connector supports up to 90A using 22mm square
cables. A reliable, multi-point contact design delivers low contact
resistance and high current carrying capacity.
The EM12M Series utilizes mating keys and coloured housings to prevent
mis-wiring in installations with multiple wire-to-wire connectors. Providing
additional safety measures, the EM12M Series meets the IEC 60601 finger test
to protect field operators from electrical shock.
The EM12M Series features a quick and secure snap-in inertia lock, with an
audible click and tactile snap that indicates complete mating. The high
power wire-to-wire connector system simplifies assembly, as the receptacle
accepts a standard crimp terminal on the receptacle for 38mm square, 22mm
square and 14mm square wire sizes. The receptacle also accepts a BUS bar
connection. The plug can be crimp- terminated with a standard crimp tool,
says the company.
"With its circular, multi-contact point design, the EM12M Series high power
wire-to-wire connector system minimizes contact resistance to achieve a very
high current capability," said Rick van Weezel, vice-presiden, sales and
marketing, Hirose Electric USA. "The EM12M Series connector is one of the
highest current-rated wire to wire connectors in the Hirose product family."
Suitable for a variety of high-power applications, the EM12M Series
connector systems is currently being used in power controller inverter,
robot controller, storage battery, medical equipment, base station
transceiver, and UPS systems.
The EM12M Series has an operating temperature range of -25C to +105C, a
contact resistance of 0.5mohm maximum at 1A, and an insulation resistance of
1000Mohm maximum at 500VDC. The connector has a rated voltage of 600VAC/DC,
rated current up to 90A, and a withstanding voltage rating of 3310VAC. The
EM12M Series is UL and TÜV certified.