Space saving socket design assists with panel downsizing
Schaffner EMV AG
Subs & Systems
Schaffner has extended its range of IEC lockable outlets with the introduction of a new multi-tier version available with either four or six outlets. The integral locking system improves the reliability of electronic systems exposed to vibration or traction.
The new C13 multi-tier outlet family features a patented locking system, provides a space saving alternative to separate outlets and is compatible with all standard C14 connectors. Each individual power outlet has its own locking mechanism which protects against accidental disconnections and maintains uptime.
The four-tier outlet saves 12mm and the six-tier outlet saves up to 21mm when compared to fitting single connectors and meets the needs of the current trend for panel downsizing. All outlets are powered from a single connection point reducing assembly time.
The series can be utilized in all applications where reliable mains connection is paramount, including IT, datacentre and telecommunications systems, medical equipment, laboratories, home appliances or difficult to access mains connections. The locking system can take up tensile forces up to 200N without additional traction relief system.
Installing the outlets offers system manufacturers cost savings by removing the requirement for using individual connectors with traction relief. The multi-tier outlet is supplied by default in black with a red mark on the locking knob clearly distinguishing it from conventional outlets.