Heavy duty connector features continuous EMC shielding

Dec 11, 2011 | Electrical & electronics

Developed in response to demand for a heavy duty electrical connector with continuous EMC shielding, Multi-Contact has introduced the 16BV-GS. Said to be suitable for use with power supply systems using frequency inverters, this round, single-pole device is based on the company’s 16BV.

Designed for use in rugged conditions, such as those encountered with slurry or ‘mud’ pumps in the oil and gas industry, this provides touch protection when in the unmated state, while bayonet fixing ensures a secure connection. The shielding provides electromagnetic attenuation of 65dB up to 100MHz.

The connector has been tested to IP65 and IP67, is rated to 1000V, with the rated current 530A. A remote indication of whether the connector is mated can be provided with an optional microswitch. In addition, high quality screwed glands ensure reliable contact with the cable shield without impairing its integrity.


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