Single connector transmits power, signal or data 

Engineered to deliver power, signal or Ethernet connections in tight spaces, Harting’s Han 1A connector simplifies the installation of machinery, automation and transportation cabling and connectivity.

It provides power, signal or data transmission via a single compact design format housing and is offered with angled or straight bulkhead mounting, as well as a panel surface mounted fixing frame for cable-to-cable mating. The design includes snap-in latch / lever locking mated plastic IP20/IP65 housings.

The Han 1A can accommodate power (10 to 16A at 400V), signal (0.5A / 48V to 4A / 250V) and Ethernet data (M12 Cat 5 D-Code or Cat 6A X-Code insert) connections, thereby minimising bill of materials (BoM) requirements and allowing lower piece stock costs. It also simplifies interface panel design through one standard panel cut-out. Snap-on colour coding clips are available for part differentiation. 

The Han 1A Ethernet data version offers significant advantages over recognised M12 cabling solutions, says Harting, while at the same time, allowing the use of industry recognised and proven inserts. 

The inline free or cable to cable mounting frame mating allows the M12 Cat 5 D-Code or Cat 6A X-Code inserts to be mated without the optical alignment concerns of the normal M12 housing connectors. This provides ease of handling in tight, difficult to access spaces which is particularly beneficial behind thin panels in applications such as train carriage cabling.

Another key advantage for such transportation applications is that the cable-to-cable housings offer either IP20 snap-in latch or an additionally vibration-resistant IP65 lever locked mating solution.  

There is also the benefit of saving weight per mated pair, thanks to the lightweight plastic housings. This also contributes to a reduction in the train’s carbon footprint, says Harting. 

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