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Splash-water proofed IEC appliance inlets

18 October 2013

Schurter now offers two appliance inlets in splash-water proofed versions, one offering IP54 protection and the other IP65 protection into equipment.

The appliance inlet 6100-3 with a sealing kit has a protection degree of IP54*, both into the equipment and to the cord connector. The 5707 power entry module with line filter offers IP65** protection into the equipment as a standard feature. With the optional sealing kit, the coupling to the cable connector is additionally protected to IP54.

For applications in environments where there is splashing water, SCHURTER offers the two connector types 6100 and 5707 in an newly optional version with a sealing kit which guarantees IP 54 to the cord connectors.

The compact power entry module 5707 contains an appliance inlet C14, fuse holders and either a standard or medical line filter. As a standard feature it is rated to protection class IP 65 into the equipment and thus provides a tight seal against dust and splashes. The component provides seals at the assembly opening, at the screws, the fuse holders and between the connector pins and the connector housing.

With the new additional gasket in the appliance inlet, type 5707 is rated for IP54 protection between the inlet and the cord connector when it is plugged in. The power entry module is particularly well suited for medical equipment that must routinely be cleaned and disinfected. This includes equipment such as diagnosis, dialysis and infusion units. It is also ideal for commercial applications, for example in beverage machines.

The C14 inlet type 6100-3 is also available with a sealing kit for a protection degree of IP54 for both into the device as well as the coupling to the cable connector. This is suited for equipment used in outdoor applications, for vehicle charging units, for vehicle diagnostics as well as for ultrasound cleaning or stirring equipment in the laboratories.

Independent testing laboratories have examined and confirmed the reliability of the new sealing kits according to IEC 60529. To ensure the tightness of IP54 with these sealed versions in actual use, the safety bracket (included in the kit) has to be applied to secure the cord set to the equipment.

IP protection classes according to IEC 60529:

*IP54: Protection against dust deposits inside and splashing water from all directions

**IP65: Protection against the entry of dust and jetting water from any directions

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