Connector meets technical requirements for battery storage modules

Believed to be the first large scale special connector for battery storage modules, the Han S series meets the technical requirements set down in the latest standards for stationary energy storage systems (including UL 4128). According to Harting it offers users optimal reliability for connected units and features housings with space for a heavy current contact up to 200 A.

The contacts are mounted in a housing, which can pivot freely. The locking system engages intuitively, adds the company and the use of red for plus and black for minus, combined with the mechanical coding system, means that the interfaces cannot be confused.

Han S facilitates fast and reliable mating for energy storage modules. It can help to process high numbers of connections or be installed as part of a control line (bus system) for the battery management system. There are special contacts in the housing to support this.

Interfaces in modular energy storage systems are subject to special requirements. For instance, the wiring for lithium-ion batteries requires compact plug connections that do not heat their surroundings even when transmitting high currents. The connector housing must move as freely as possible to serve storage units effectively in terms of enhancing performance and efficient cooling.

The Han S series combines straight attachment housings with angled ‘sleeves’ that have integrated pivotable protective elements for the contacts. As a result it can be rotated 360 degrees – particularly useful in the limited space between the door opening and energy storage modules in a storage cabinet. The flexible connectors have a high current load capacity, enabling the integration of the maximum number of storage components in the available space.

The Harting Technology group provides industrial connection technology for data, signal and power and has 14 production plants and 44 sales companies.

The company also produces retail checkout systems, electromagnetic actuators for automotive and industrial series use, charging equipment for electric vehicles, as well as hardware and software for customers and applications in automation technology, mechanical and plant engineering, robotics and transportation engineering.

Founded on 1 September 1945, the company celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2020.

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