Hirose, Simi Valley, Calif., has released the HR41A series, a small, light IP68-rated plastic power connector offering advanced lightning surge protection (15 kV). It is well-suited to power applications in outdoor and other harsh environments. When the connector is mated, the waterproof gasket design prevents water intrusion, even while submerged in water at 2 m for 14 days.
The push-on /twist off mating ensures a secure connection via a locking mechanism that provides a tactile click to signal complete mating. The HR41A also features a user-friendly cable and housing assembly. In addition, this connector uses a simple, quick and highly reliable crimp termination method.
The HR41A Series has a three-step sequential mating structure with a safety design that allows the user to establish a ground connection prior to power.
It is ideal for outdoor applications such as LED lighting, street lamps, tunnel, boat, and construction site lighting, as well as base transceiver systems (BTS), electronic toll collection (ETC) systems and business transaction service applications.
The HR41A Series has an operating temperature range of –40˚ to 105˚C, a contact resistance of 5m ohms maximum at 1A, and an insulation resistance of 5000M ohms maximum at 500 VDC. This five-position connector has a rated voltage of 250 VAC and 350 VDC, rated current of 10 A, and a withstanding voltage rating of 2200 VAC.
The series is UL certified and pending TÜV certification.
Hirose Electric Co.