Connectivity devices meet the challenge of adverse environments

11-06-2024 | ShowMeCables | Industrial

ShowMeCables has added various Bulgin connectivity devices to its portfolio. These devices are made to withstand adverse environments. They comprise battery holders, fuse holders, push-button switches, circular power and data connectors, and power entry modules.

Most of the company's new Bulgin products are made to withstand harsh environments, with ingress protection ratings such as IP69K, IP68 and IP66. This makes them perfect for applications such as industrial, commercial, marine/wastewater, transportation, medical, agricultural and food processing.

The removable/latching drawer-style battery holders include options for AA, AAA, C, D, or nine-volt (PP3) batteries. They can be wired in series or in pairs. Mounting options cover PCB, panel, or base. There are multi-up versions for holding multiple batteries at once.

The snap-fit-mount fuse-holders handle AC fuse sizes 5mm x 20mm and 6.3mm x 32mm. The fuses are protected with panel-sealed IP68 or IP66 ratings. They provide a captive drawer, integral protection against electric shock, and bayonet screwdriver release.

The company's panel-mount push-button switches control AC power flow in panel-mount applications. They are panel-sealed to IP66 specifications. The single-contact push design includes TVS protection. Their bright daylight LEDs come in several colour options and LED ring illumination.

The flange-mount PEMs are C14-style AC outlets with a choice of 6.3mm quick-connect or 2.8mm solder terminal connections. Each has an integral 5mm x 20mm fuse holder and a spare fuse holder for immediate replacement.

The circular power connectors are supplied in mating plug-and-socket pairs, with options for 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 12 or 25 contact configurations. They have an IP68 or a food-processing-grade IP69K rating with waterproof wiring. They handle up to 12A and 277V.

The circular data connectors are inline or chassis-mount and supplied in Ethernet or USB versions. They have either an IP68 or IP69K rating with waterproof wiring. Other advantages include a damage-resistant alignment feature and EMI protection for noise immunity.

"With this broad new range of connectivity products, our customers are enjoying two big benefits," said product line manager Dan Rebeck. "They get Bulgin's renowned designs, built to withstand harsh environments, and they get ShowMeCables' unparalleled fast delivery and exceptional customer service."


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