Safe connection of main power

ITT Interconnect Solutions has announced its new CGL power input connector series, fully rated from 230 to 630V. The connectors are especially 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 50VAC if they are accessible during operation. This is not understood by many customers, therefore, in many commercial PSU applications MIL-C-5015 and VG95234 connectors are being used at higher voltages than is approved by the various standards bodies.

According to DIN EN 61984, a grounding conductor has to be terminated to all metal parts which may carry the load in the case of electrical defects. More, the grounding conductor in the connector has to be terminated to a first-to-mate, last-to-break contact which is conductively linked with the shell. This is performed by ITTs 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, CGL connectors can be configured with a contact count from 3 to 24 in 16 contact arrangements. Contact termination ranges from 1.5 to 50mm2. PG, metric gland and universal backshell options are available.