- May 21, 2014
May 21, 2014 - Binder-USA introduces the Series 696 Harsh Environment Connector (HEC) to endure extreme environmental conditions with its IP68/IP69K rating. Ideally, these connectors are built for the industrial and agricultural industries. The contact arrangement for the HEC connector is a hybrid 4x signal and 3+PE power configuration with removable crimp contacts. At 8 contacts, maximum rated voltage is 400V for power and 60V for signal. The rated current for the HEC connector is 3A for signal contacts and 25A for power contacts. Standard wire gauge for signal contacts is 26 to 16 AWG, and for power contacts standard wire gauge is 16 to 14 AWG. The HEC connector is IP68/IP69K rated, able to withstand high pressure and high temperature wash downs. Furthermore, the connectors have resistance to UV, acidic rain, saline mist, ozone and other pollutants in the air. The lock is designed as 3-point bayonet locking that makes for safe and secure, fast locking, while a robust key prevents any wrong connection. The HEC connectors are UL and VDE approved for easier implementation to new and existing applications. For a complete solution, male and female field-attachable plugs and panel mount receptacles are currently available. Protection caps are provided as an option to protect unmated connectors.