Harting adds HPR Compact hoods and housing for e-mobility designs
Harting is expanding its Han HPR connector housings with a compact version for electric / hydrogen bus and truck powertrain interconnection cabling systems.
The Han HPR series is used in railway systems, specified for transmitting high power, high voltage, signal or Ethernet data in exposed areas. They are suitable for bogie mounting, roof mounting and as jumper cables between carriages, advised Harting.
The high-density panel footprint of the Han HPR Compact can also provide an alternative to plastic housing style high voltage (HV) connectors for use on electric / hydrogen bus and truck powertrain interconnection cabling systems.
Electric drives, battery units and hydrogen fuel cells can often come into contact with potentially damaging harsh environmental conditions and the Han HPR Compact has been specially designed to minimise repairs and maintenance. Other hazards include under-vehicle stone damage, water and winter salt spray and high humidity water creepage along cables behind protective access panels. On vehicles’ roofs, high UV levels can also be problematic, said Harting.
The Han HPR Compact requires 20 per cent less installation space and is 25 per cent lighter than conventional housings, claimed Harting. It is available in sizes six, 10, 16 and 24B.
A special feature enables the housings ‘to grow with demand’, even after installation. Up to two frame extenders can be attached to the bulkhead mounted housing, each frame expanding the height of the enclosure by 30mm, increasing the space available for connections and reducing cable stress.
The savings in installation space and weight, mean that the Han HPR Compact housings also contribute towards sustainability by reducing energy consumption, said Harting.
In addition to smaller mounting dimensions, less time spent on installations in environments with limited space, the Han HPR Compact offers 16 coding options to allow safe mating process even in space-constrained environments.
The entire Han B-compatible connector portfolio can be used, from standard inserts to Han HC Modular, except for the insulation body of Han HC 650 Modular, advised Harting.