High current connectors for harsh environments extends TE Connectivity’s range

High current module (HCM) inserts are at the core of TE Connectivity’s high current connectors with IP68 housings. The 250 and 350A heavy duty connectors offer flexibility, stability and reliability for demanding industrial applications.

TE Connectivity (TE) has extended its range of heavy dutyconnectors (HDC) with the high current solutions for harsh outdoor environments. They are particularly suited to applications in new energy, rail as well as power generation and distribution, says the company.

The RoHS-compliant high current module (HCM) inserts are available in either 250A or 350A versions (with a maximum current of up to 250A/350A), and a choice of one to four contact positions. The HDCs offer “excellent” insulation performance, says TE, rated voltage up to 2000V and able to withstand voltage of up to 12kV. The crimping type inserts are available for wire diameters according to application needs: HCM250: 35 to 70mm2 and HCM350: 35 to 120mm2. Insert mating cycles exceed 500 times.

The HCM inserts are protected by IP68 housings. Made from aluminium alloy with a powder-coated surface, the housings deliver a performance in harsh outdoor environments. Stainless steel screw locking ensures a reliable connection. With a salt-spraying time of up to 500 hours, these housings have a durable construction for a long and stable service life.

The heavy duty connector HCM range with IP68 housings represents TE offering an equally reliable solution for high current needs in harsh environments, adds the company.

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