Preventing critical power loss

Paul Boughton

Cliff Electronics has new range of latching DC plugs and sockets designed for use where it is critical power is not lost or interrupted by accidental disconnection in applications including medical, data, monitoring, emergency lighting and equipment charging.

The new Cliff locking DC plugs and sockets are secured by a simple push and turn locking mechanism, are available with diameters of either 2.1 or 2.5mm and rated at 2A@16VDC. Plugs may be supplied to be connected to cables by customers or as ready wired 2m over-moulded plug cables with free ends suitable for use by external power supply OEMs.

The PCB mountable sockets have Ian insulation resistance of 100MΩ minimum at DC500V, a dielectric withstand Voltage of 500VAC for 1 minute and feature a normally closed contact operated by inserting a plug.