Anderson Power Products (APP), a leader in the design and manufacture of interconnect solutions, distributed in Australia and New Zealand by Soanar , announces the launch of the Saf-D-Grid connector system for use in the direct connection of DC electronic devices to a DC micro grid.
The touch-safe connector system is ideal for use in DC servers or any device connecting directly to renewable energy sources such as solar or wind power.
The Saf-D-Grid connector system meets international safety requirements for low voltage applications to 400 VDC including UL950 and IEC60950.
The low profile panel receptacle is designed to fit the standard panel cut-out for IEC320 C14 outlets while providing touch-safe connections up to 20 amperes at 600 VDC.
The connectors are hot plug rated up to 700A in-rush current at 400 volts and shield the user from arc flash during un-mating.
Additional safety features in the touch-safe connector include a first mate, last break contact to provide ground and an integral latch to prevent connectors from accidental un-mating.
The rugged polycarbonate housings are UL94 V-0 rated and plug power cords, over-moulded to provide both strain relief during mating and un-mating, are available in 2m, 3m and 5m lengths in both single and double ended styles.
The Saf-D-Grid touch-safe connector system was specifically designed for use in the direct connection of DC electronic devices to a DC micro grid. Contacts and housings were designed to withstand the tremendous arcing involved in hot-plugging using DC power.
Applications of the touch-safe connector system include:
- Power supply manufacturers and DC/DC server markets
- Any AC or DC application requiring a three-pole wire to panel connection that provides ground and hot plug capability coupled with a secure latching system