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IP Protection

Very often, electrical devices have to work reliably and safely for years under adverse conditions. For example in food processing, medical technology or similar industries. Dirt, bacteria, dust and moisture can rarely be kept away. So you have to start at a different point. It is important to prevent dirt or moisture from penetrating into the housing while at the same time providing the best possible protection for persons operating the equipment. The degree of protection against ingress of dirt and moisture is indicated by the so-called IP degree of protection. This IP degree of protection according to IEC/ EN 60529 specifies the extent to which an electrical component or device can be exposed to adverse environmental influences without being damaged or presenting a safety risk to persons.

IP degree of protection

The abbreviation IP stands for "International Protection". In the English language area, however, it is preferably translated with "Ingress Protection". The IP degree of protection must be clearly distinguished from the electrical protection class. The IP degrees of protection define the degree of protection of the housing against contact, foreign bodies and water. In contrast, the electrical protection classes describe measures to prevent hazardous voltages on parts of equipment which are not live during operation. The IP protection class - sometimes also called IP code - usually consists of two digits. The first digit stands for protection against the ingress of foreign bodies or in case of contact. The second digit indicates the protection against water.

Push/Pull Appliance Coupler 4761 / 4762

The waterproof appliance coupler set is rated IP67 when connected or IP69K unconnected, when used with the accessory covers. This appliance coupler is perfect for supplying power to medical equipment used in medical offices or hospitals and is ideally suited for portable devices with exposure to ingress of particles or liquids. The rated current is according to IEC 10 A @ 250 VAC, according to UL/CSA 15 A @ 250 VAC. The maximum operating temperature is +120 °C. Quick connect terminal options for the inlet:or solder.

The push/pull locking system of the connector set provides a strong reliable connection; it also features a cord retention system. The shape and color of the pull-out mechanism indicates the pull-out direction. A clear catch sound is heard upon the seated connection. The connector style is similar to the international standards of IEC and UL/CSA 60320, but is distinguished by a special arrangement of the contacts, so as not to interchange with conventional power cords. This ensures the maximum power applied, IP protection and the cord retention. The connector can be temporarily submerged in water and can be cleaned with high-pressure hot water cleaners.

The appliance couplers are available in black and white. The dual components can be ordered as complete sets. The inlet and connector are also available as individual components for separate inventorying. Accessory covers are available for both plug parts, providing a waterproof protection IP69K in an unplugged state. These protective covers also offer protection against pollutants, which can potentially contaminate the contacts.

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