Range of Harsh Environment Connectors expands

Jon Lawson

Foremost Electronics has expanded its Binder 696 Series of HEC (Harsh Environment Connector) series of connectors designed specifically for outdoor use.

A new power connector designed to handle up to 32A at a rated voltage of 600V is available in both cable and panel-mount formats and comes with 4+PE silver plated male or female contacts. The panel-mount version is fitted with a hinged waterproof and dustproof cover for maximum protection when not mated.
Designed by for fast and easy assembly, the Series 696 HEC female connector protects to IP67/IPX9K and can be supplied with 4+PE, 8 (4+3+PE) and 12 silver-plated contacts and features crimp termination. The contacts are also rated up to 32A at 600V.
Binder has also introduced a protective conduit hose fitting for applications where cables and single wires need to be protected when installed in harsh environments. When fitted, the conduit hose protects to IP68/IPX9K and it can be retrofitted to existing installations when the need arises. It can be used with both HEC 696 cable connectors and panel mount connectors. The fitting consists of a hose seal, pressing screw and securing clip, Binder can also supply the hose if required.
Binder Series 696 HEC connectors are manufactured from UL 94V-0-rated polyamide and feature a three-point, quarter-turn bayonet locking system designed for quick and secure fastening. The series has a service life of greater than 1000 mating cycles and use a variety of crimp contacts.

The company also supplies DIN-rail mounted power supplies.