Packaging and Cooling

Hinged Cover 32A/600V Connector is IP68/IPX9K Rated for Washdown Applications

Binder USA, LP released the compact new Series 696 HEC (Harsh Environment Connector) circular female panel mount connector with hinged cover. The robust 32 A per contact, 600 V power connector is constructed with high-grade 4+PE, 8 and 12 silver-plated crimp contacts.

The connector's light and stable plastic design was developed specifically for use in demanding environmental conditions. It is highly resistant against climatic influences such as UV exposure, temperature fluctuations, harsh weather and air pollutants, as well as shock and vibration.

The Series 696 HEC connector is designed to go places that most connectors cannot. Primary industries include agricultural, building machines, as well as traffic and signaling technology. Other harsh environments may include environmental and process engineering such as purification and recycling plants.

The HEC connector has a trusted IP68 and IP69K degree of protection, able to endure powerful high-pressure, high temperature water jets. These applications can withstand cleaning for sanitation of equipment, and regular spray downs for machinery and road vehicles.

The aim was to develop a robust connection for these applications to meet sector-specific demands, in particular the stringent environmental requirements for UV resistance, insusceptibility to temperature fluctuations, resistance to acidic rain, saline mist, ozone and further pollutants in the air.

A 3-point bayonet locking mechanism makes for a safe and secure, fast locking design, while preventing any wrong connection. The crimp contacts ensure a secure, vibration-proof contact.

Series 696 HEC highlights include:

  • 4+PE, 8, and 12 silver-plated crimp contacts
  • UL approval, CSA and VDE in preparation
  • 3-point bayonet locking for fast, easy, and secure locking
  • Powerful 32A, 600V with the smallest construction
  • Crimp termination 14-10 AWG (2.5-6 mm²)
  • Crimp contacts ordered separately
Binder-USA, LP , Franz Binder GmbH
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