Foremost adds HEC connectors from Binder

Electromechanical component distributor, Foremost Electronics, expands its range of harsh environment connectors (HEC), with the Binder 696 series. The connectors are designed specifically for outdoor use.

It is a power connector, designed to handle up to 32A at a rated voltage of 600V, It is available in both cable and panel mount formats and comes with 4+PE silver-plated male or female contacts. The panel-mount version is fitted with a hinged waterproof and dustproof cover for maximum protection when not mated.

Designed by Binder for fast and easy assembly, the Series 696 HEC female connector protects to IP67/IPX9K and can be supplied with 4+PE, 8 (4+3+PE) and 12 silver-plated contacts and features crimp termination. The contacts are also rated up to 32A at 600V.

Binder has also introduced a protective conduit hose fitting for applications where cables and single wires need to be protected in harsh environments. It protects to IP68/IPX9K and it can be retrofitted to existing installations as required. It can be used with both HEC 696 cable connectors and panel mount connectors. The fitting consists of a hose seal, pressing screw and securing clip, Binder can also supply the hose if required.

The Series 696 HEC connectors are manufactured from a robust UL 94V-0 rated polyamide and feature a fast and secure three-point, quarter-turn bayonet locking system for quick and secure fastening. The Binder HEC series is characterised by a service life of greater than 1000 mating cycles and a variety of crimp contacts to ensure a secure, vibration-proof termination.

The connectors are waterproof and dustproof to IP68/IP69k and are rugged enough for use in harsh environments, such as agriculture and construction where the use of high-pressure washing is common. Other applications include difficult environments including traffic and signalling systems, process engineering plants, water purification facilities and recycling equipment.

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