IEC connector strip-blocks designed for data centre power distribution

05-05-2022 | Schurter | Connectors, Cables & Enclosures

Schurter has launched its new 4750 series IEC strip-block, IEC connectors Type F, to meet data centres' highly specific power distribution demands. The strips offer many features, including the number of outlets in a strip, lighting possibilities, and terminal configurations for an unprecedented variety of standard options. Choose from two to seven outlets, IDC bussed or conventional terminal connections, status indicating light pipes, and three different colours to satisfy the universal needs and tailor-fit needs of PDU applications.

The series power strips neatly and compactly combine functionality to save space in densely packed PDUs. In complex power distribution systems, particularly with extensive power monitoring capabilities, status visualisation is important. The product offers status indication light pipes in all outlet positions with 1, 2, L and N as standard and traditional strips with no light pipes. Illumination options incorporate red, green and white. The integrated light pipes eradicate space otherwise required for separately mounted LEDs, therefore, making room for further outlets in the PDU. The strips are created for snap-in mounting for ease of installation, with variable panel thicknesses based on length of light pipe. Terminals are offered bussed L, N, and/or PE. Traditional terminals for soldering, quick-connect, 4.8mm, and PCB are also options, for example, buss N and PE and wire to quick-connect L.

The series carries international safety approvals according to IEC/CCC rated 10A / 250 VAC 50 Hz and UL rated 15A / 250 VAC 60 Hz. The series is compatible with all common cordsets, including cord retaining types such as side latching Twylock and top latching V-Lock. The outlets are offered in black, grey, and white.

By Natasha Shek