RS Components adds Han 1A and VarioBoot from Harting

Increasing the Harting portfolio, RS Components has added two of the latest connectors – the small Han 1A and VarioBoot RJ45 routing cable assembly (pictured).

The recently introduced Han 1A is a significantly smaller connector than the Han 3A, says Harting. It requires 30 per cent less space than its previous smallest rectangular industrial connector. It has been developed to meet the demand for smaller interfaces used with the latest power engineering equipment deployed in modern networks.

The connector is versatile with a system of modular inserts and is constructed from a lightweight and durable polyamide plastic. It uses the simple ‘click and mate’ system and has screw contacts for on-site installation or for the pre-assembly of separate units with crimp contacts.

The connector integrates contacts for data, power and signal transmission. It has modules available for Cat 5 or 6A data transmission and can handle a maximum of 16A and 400V. It has up to 12 D-sub contacts for signal interfaces. In addition, there is a shielded version for application environments that are susceptible to interference.

It can be used for heating and cooling units, fans, control terminals, lighting systems, drives and vibration conveyors. It also meets the EN45545-2 standard for fire protection on railway vehicles, and can be used in door openers, lighting and screens. Accessories include fasteners for wall mounting or colour-coded pins to help in the identification of signal lines. Additional housing elements or single-wire seals can also extend protection up to IP65, making it suitable for use in outdoor environments.

The VarioBoot RJ45 Cat 6A cable assembly is for use with 1- to 10-Gbyte per second networks. The low-height and compact VarioBoot controls the angle and orientation of the RJ45 connector without interference or transmission loss. Its design enables it to fit inside a control cabinet, says Harting. Citing an example of its adaptability, an engineer can make a short pull on the product’s anti-kink sleeve and click the assembly in the desired direction, enabling the Cat 6A line to be routed along another path, says Harting.

The Han 1A and VarioBoot connector solutions are now shipping from RS in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions.

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