Connectors offer extended applications scope in harsh environments
Connectors, Switches & EMECH
Binder has an addition to its HEC Series 696 circular connector series. The HEC Series (for Harsh Environment Connector) is a UL connector designed to offer high resistance to salt spray, temperature fluctuations, ozone and other pollutants.
The new addition to the series is an accessory for panel mount applications sealing on the inside of the panel designed for sealing the single wires at the connection side and protects against dust and humidity. It comprises of a set of seals accommodating wires of 2.5-6mm (AWG 14-10), a pressing screw and a ring which, when fitted, meets IP67. It is specifically designed for five pole (4+PE) panel mount connectors.
The connector’s design features a secure, three-point fast locking mechanism that prevents incorrect orientation. The use of crimp contacts makes for a vibration-proof termination. According to the company, the connectors are good for 1000+ mating cycles making them ideally suited for applications that require frequent connecting.