A new product family for universal contact arrangement options has been released by Harting allowing individually sealed 350 A contacts (to protection class IP 66) to be arranged in configurations with up to ten adjacent connections on one supporting rail.
This interface is said to offer the advantage of being easily separated due to a stainless steel lever system with integrated contact guide. Each individual connection can be assembled separately, and engaged and exchanged individually.
Depending on the application demands, it is possible to stack the supporting rails one above the other to create a high-voltage block with a variety of extension options in the vertical and horizontal planes. The current version is capable of supporting a cable range of between 25 mm² and 120 mm² with up to 350 A rated current and 3600 V rated voltage.
All components are subjected to the vibration and shock tests specified in railway standard IEC 61 373 and are in flammability class I2/F2 of the NFF 16-101/102 standard. These performance indicators in combination with the individual arrangement options qualify this product family for railway applications involving carriage connections, traction motors and converters.
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