30 July 2012
Anderson Power Products (APP), a designer and manufacturer of interconnect solutions, announces the launch of the Saf-D-Grid connector system to use in directly connecting direct current (DC) electronic devices to a DC micro grid. This connector system is suitable for use in a DC server 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 400 volts direct current (VDC) including Underwriters Laboratories (UL) 950 and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 60950. 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 20 Amperes (A) at 600 VDC.
The connectors are hot-plug-rated up to 700A in-rush current at 400V and shield the user from arc flash during unmating. Additional safety features include a first-mate/last-break contact to provide ground and an integral latch to prevent connectors from accidental unmating. The rugged polycarbonate housings are UL94 V-0 rated and plug power cords, over-moulded to provide both strain relief during mating and unmating, are available in 2 metre (m), 3m and 5m lengths in both single- and double-ended styles.