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Anderson Power Offers New Touch-Safe Connector for Hazardous Voltage Applications

January 14, 2010 by Jeff Shepard

Anderson Power Products (APP) announced the launch of the Saf-D-Grid connector system for use in the direct connection of dc electronic devices to a dc micro grid. This connector system is ideal for use in dc servers or any device connecting directly to renewable energy sources such as solar or wind power.

The Saf-D-Grid connector system meets international safety requirements for low voltage applications to 400Vdc including UL950 and IEC60950. The low profile panel receptacle is designed to fit the standard panel cut-out for IEC320 C14 outlets while providing touch safe connections up to 20A at 600Vdc. The connectors are hot plug rated up to 700A in-rush current at 400V and shield the user from arc flash during un-mating. Additional safety features include a first mate, last break contact to provide ground and an integral latch to prevent connectors from accidental un-mating.

The rugged polycarbonate housings are UL94 V-0 rated and plug power cords, over-molded to provide both strain relief during mating and un-mating, are available in 2 meter, 3 meter, and 5 meter lengths in both single and double ended styles.