As of May 1, 2012, the rated current of Wieland Electric's complete GST18® installation plug connector system will be increased from 16 A to 20 A. This applies both to all components and to the prefabricated cables with a conductor cross section of 2.5 mm².
This change is required by the VDE approval which has been updated to meet the current version of the EN 61535:2010 installation plug connector standard; the transitional period ends on this key date.
After the changeover to 20 A rated current, the GST18® system will be compliant with the new standard. This will further extend the variety of use of the plug connector series for all application fields, particularly in energy distribution for buildings. To increase current-carrying capability, contacts have been adapted and extensive lab tests have been carried out. Backward compatibility with previously supplied GST18® products is guaranteed.
With their pluggable gesis® installation system, Wieland Electric revolutionized the traditional electrical installation industry nearly 40 years ago. Apart from installation and maintenance cost savings of up to 30% and installation time reductions of up to 70%, the numerous benefits also include flexibility and reusability of the components. Particularly when a building is put to a different use, gesis® offers maximum adaptability and flexibility.
The gesis® electrical installation system consists of 2- to 5-pole, coded plug connectors, ribbon and round cables as well as a large number of distributors, couplings, infeed adapters, device terminals as well as electronic components and assemblies for building automation. All components are industry prefabricated and tested. They are designed for mains power supply, extra-low voltage, BUS systems or signal voltage. Customers can choose between the standard gesis® CON system and the gesis® MINI and gesis® MICRO systems for small installation spaces.