Industrial bayonet lock connector is waterproof

Designed to connect wind power generation systems, medical equipment, and factory automation machinery applications, the EM52M series, high current, 140A (max) waterproof, industrial push-on bayonet lock connector is from Hirose Electric.

The push-on bayonet lock save designers time, says Hirose and the risk of electrical shock is reduced with the IP2X rated specification, designed for finger protection against access to hazardous parts.

The circular connector is made using a plastic material, and offers resistance to rough handling, for high current applications. The multi-point contact spring component helps reduce contact resistance and promotes a high current flow, adds Hirose.

The connector series offers two options of non-waterproof or waterproof versions. The waterproof model has IP67 specification, which for dust and water protection due to the built-in O-ring capable of withstanding liquid intrusion.

The EM52M series combines a simple push-on mating process with a bayonet un-mating mechanism. The connector is designed to lock simply by pushing the plug, engaging with an audible click. Triangle markings make it easier for the user to visually line up the plug for blind mating. To un-mate the connector, the user simply twists the sleeve of the plug and pulls.

Commercial tools are available for use with this series. Termination of the crimp contact is quick and easy using standard JIS crimping tools. A contact removal tool is available to swiftly remove the contact from the housing.

The bayonet locking system provides electromechanical security, vibration resistance and positive sealing, claims Hirose, whilst providing the simple operation of a push-on design.

The connector has four contacts, three phase and one ground, and a shell size of 52mm. It is TÜV compliant.

Hirose Electric was established in 1937. It uses advanced engineering services and worldwide manufacturing capabilities to provide connectors for many industries including industrial, automotive, consumer, testing, broadcasting and telecommunications.   

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