Innovative IEC connector with two locking systems to power connector range

23-08-2022 | Schaffner EMV AG | Connectors, Cables & Enclosures

Schaffner has added to its extensive range of IEC power connectors. The new IL13P-S is a C14/C20 IEC dual locking power connector providing an innovative solution to prevent accidental disconnection in data centres, servers, PDUs, medical devices, industrial equipment, audio/broadcast and other critical power systems.

The connector was developed to enhance the company's locking connector functionality with two locking mechanisms integrated into one combined connector. This ensures compatibility with a wide range of standard non-locking C13 socket outlets, including inlet filter types: IL 13, IL 13 P and IL 19. It will mate with any Schaffner IEC C14/C20 inlet filter and is a simple retrofit for any IEC C14/C20 inlet.

The new connector includes the following features the load side connector is a new IEC LOCK C13+ SLIMLINE version. It is a slimmer, more compact IEC LOCK C13+ connector with two locking mechanisms. The line-side connector is made from the field-proven IEC lock C14 connector. Rated current up to 10A (C13 plug), up to 15A (C13P plug), and up to 20A (C19 plug). The maximum pin temperature is +70C. Various power line plugs are available for international usage.

The cable safety certifications are valid for Europe, USA, Canada, and Australia, making the assembly appropriate for global applications.

The power connectors have cable lengths of 0.5m, 1m, 1.5m, 2m, 2.5m, and 3m. Four cable colours may be specified in black, white, red and blue. The locking system has a tensile force of typically 200N, and it is recommended to use it with flange mount filters.


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