The recently introduced Binder HEC (harsh environment connector) now has a single-wire sealing kit for fitting to the rear of panel mount connectors suitable for sealing signal wires up to 1.5mm2 (AWG 16) and power wires up to 2.5mm2 (AWG). This ensures that the rear of the connector inside the panel is sealed to IP67 and provides effective protection against humidity on the connection side. Initially available for the eight-pole versions, this will shortly be extended to cover the 12-pole versions. The series 696 HEC connector series is a true outdoor connector, is sealed to IP68, IP69K with high resistance to UV, temperature fluctuations, rain, salt spray, ozone and other pollutants. The three-point bayonet locking makes for a safe and secure, fast locking while a robust coding mechanism prevents incorrect orientation with a life of over 1000 mating cycles. The connector uses a variety of crimp contacts to achieve a secure vibration-proof termination. Signal contacts are rated up to 3A and 60V and power contacts to 25A and 400V. Primary applications include, but are not limited to, agricultural, construction, traffic and signalling, process engineering, water purification and recycling equipment.