Connector with continuous shielding suits rugged environments
06 October 2011
Developed by Multi-Contact in response to customer demand for a heavy duty electrical connector with continuous EMC shielding, the 16BV-GS is particularly suitable for use with power supply systems using frequency inverters, such as those feeding three-phase motors. The round, single-pole connector is based on Multi-Contact's 16BV, which is protected in the unmated state, while bayonet fixing ensures a secure connection.
The 16BV's shielding provides electromagnetic attenuation of 65dB up to 100MHz.
The connector has been tested to IP65 and IP67, both when mated and with its captive sealing caps in place. A remote indication of whether the connector is mated can be provided with an optional microswitch.
The connector is rated to 1,000V and the rated current is 530A. Plug and socket are colour coded, and accept cable with cross-sections of 120-240mm2. High quality screwed glands ensure reliable contact with the cable shield without impairing its integrity.