Levered connectors save wiring time

Expanding the Multi Connection System (MCS) connector range, Wago has added the MCS Maxi 6 connectors with levers –

The pluggable connectors can terminate 10mm² (8 AWG) conductors and have an integrated lever, for fast and convenient wiring, says Wago.

The MCS Maxi 6 pluggable connection system accommodates conductors ranging from 0.2 to 10mm² (24 to 8 AWG) and is suitable for power electronic applications requiring higher currents. Two versions of the new pluggable connectors are availabsle, wire-to-wire and wire-to-board. Each version offers variants ranging from two to nine poles with 7.62mm pin spacing. Rated current is 41A. A push-in Cage Clamp connection technology enables solid and fine-stranded conductors with ferrules can be terminated by simply pushing them into the unit. Models are available for horizontal or vertical PCB mounting.

The lever-equipped MCS Maxi 6 connectors save space. Beyond the standard nominal conductor size, conductors up to the next-larger cross-section (10mm²/8 AWG) can also be connected.

For clear and simple operation, Wago has equipped the MCS Maxi 6 connectors with a lever for intuitive, tool-free usage. As no tools are needed to open the clamping unit, the connector offers in-hand wiring that is quick and easy, saving a significant amount of time for in-the-field wiring, says Wago.

The lever moves into the open/closed position with an audible click, which verifies that a proper (and reliable) connection is made.

As with Wago’s other industry-proven MCS products, the pluggable connectors also provide 100 per cent mismating protection, custom coding and optional locking options to ensure maximum safety for field wiring.

The Wago Group is an international supplier of electrical interconnection and automation products and interface electronics. The family-run company claims to lead the market in spring pressure connection technology. Wago has a current worldwide workforce of approximately 8,000 – more than 3,500 of whom are in Germany at its headquarters in Minden (North Rhine-Westphalia) and in Sondershausen (Thuringia).

http://www.wago.com