Wieland Electric Inc., a leading global manufacturer of innovative electrical interconnect technology, has released a small industrial circular power connector with Type 4X/6P protection. Rated for 600V and 16A, the new RST® MINI 5-pole, circular power connectors (RST16i5) are designed to simplify, speed up, and reduce the cost of wiring installations in lighting, building automation, and industrial applications.
RST MINI connectors utilize Wieland’s innovative TWISTLOCK technology to securely mate the two connector halves. Users simply push the two halves together, and a lock ring automatically twists to secure the connection. RST MINI Series connectors are also mechanically and color-coded to improve assembly time and reduce the potential for installation errors.
“Our new RST MINI Series connectors deliver plug-and-play power capabilities that are currently unrivaled in the building automation and industrial markets. Their small, yet robust design is ideal for use in harsh environments, and can serve as an effective replacement for conventional panel cable glands,” said Martin Lalonde, application engineer at Wieland Electric. “Further, their screw terminals simplify field assembly and service work.”
RST MINI Series connectors are available in cable- or panel-mounted versions. The cable-mounted version accommodates cables from 7.1mm to 13mm in diameter. The panel-mounted version has M20 threads that feature a flat spot designed to improve the ease of installation. Additionally, regardless of color and coding, the RST16i5 connector has: cULus approvals for up to 600V, 16A, and 22 – 16AWG; cULus disconnect under load for up to 350VAC; and environmental ratings up to IP69K, Type 4X and Type 6P.
Custom cable assemblies and distribution boxes designed to suit individual application requirements are also available.