ITT is introducing the rugged VEAM VSC Series threaded coupling, 19-pin, cylindrical connector. With an emphasis on quality and durability, the connectors are sealed to IP67 when mated, have a black, hard anodised, non-conductive finish for scratch- and wear-resistance, and feature a heavy-duty, ribbed coupling nut to provide easy mating and un-mating.
Based on the popular quarter-turn lock VEAM CIR series, the VEAM VSC leverages the CIR's advanced design concepts to deliver a rugged machined aluminium version of the Socapex SL-419 connector family. The connectors are rated to 700V DC and 500V AC. The rated operating current is 25A with a maximum current of 41A. Operating temperature is specified from -55 to 125 degrees C.
For ease of use, the connectors have circuit identification on the front and rear inserts and a recessed area in the back of the female insert is provided to accept a grounding disk. Seven forward contacts for 'first make, last break' grounding ensure safe mating and un-mating. An insulation sleeve is standard.
The male/female connectors come in both in-line and panel-mount plug/receptacle versions with either solder or crimp contacts available. The in-line versions are complete with a machined aluminium backshell and a compression grip cable seal or break-out strain relief system. Male (pin) and female (socket) contacts are gold plated over copper alloy and accommodate wire sizes from 12 to 14 AWG.
Various assembly tools are available, including a hand crimp tool frame with contact positioner, insertion tool and extraction tool kit. Pneumatic crimp tools are also available.
The VSC Series is competitively priced and readily available from stock from North American dealers Entertainment 1 and Creative Stage Lighting.