Machine Design

Cable sockets and plugs

The SunCon line of cable sockets and plugs now handles cables with a diameter of 4.2 to 5.2 mm, have a captive gasket, are designed to operate in –40 to 110°C, have a contact resistance of less than 5 m?, a 1-kV reference voltage (dc), and a 23-to-30-A reference current.

Contacting is signaled by an audible click that rules out accidental circuit interruption. The connection is easy to disconnect without tools by a special twist mechanism. The SunCon connector system is for connecting photovoltaic systems and installation sockets and plugs for connecting to inverters.

Hirschmann Automation and Control Inc., 1665 Orchard Dr., Chambersburg, PA 17201, (717) 217-2000,

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