ITT Interconnect Solutions is launching a new CGL power input connector series, rated from 230-630V. The connectors are suitable for power supply applications currently using MIL-C-5015 and VG95234 connectors, as these styles and commercial variants are only approved for operating voltages of 50V AC if they are accessible during operation. This is not understood by many customers, which means that MIL-C-5015 and VG95234 connectors are often used in commercial PSU applications at higher voltages than is approved by the appropriate standards bodies.
According to DIN EN 61984, a grounding conductor has to be terminated to all metal parts that may carry the load in the case of electrical defects. Moreover, the grounding conductor in the connector has to be terminated to a 'first-to-mate, last-to-break' contact that is conductively linked with the shell. This is performed by ITT's CGL power input connector family.
Conforming to European low-voltage and EMC guidelines, the robustly-designed CGL connectors are fully shielded, sealed to IP67 and offer Pollution degree 3 protection. Fully intermateable with other products based on relevant standards MIL-C-5015 and VG95234 and CA-B, the CGL connectors can be configured with a contact count from 3-24 in 16 contact arrangements. Contact termination ranges from 1.5 to 50mm2. PG, metric gland and universal backshell options are available.
Further details are available in an application note freely downloadable from www.ittcannon.com.