Friday, 6 February 2015

Latching DC connectors prevent critical power loss!

Cliff Electronics has announced a new range of latching DC plugs and sockets designed for use where it is critical power is not lost or interrupted by accidental disconnection in applications including medical, data, monitoring, emergency lighting and equipment charging.

The new ocking DC plugs and sockets are secured by a simple push and turn locking mechanism, are available with diameters of either 2.1 or 2.5mm and rated at 2A @ 16VDC. Plugs may be supplied to be connected to cables by customers or as ready wired 2m over-molded plug cables with free ends suitable for use by external power supply OEMs.

The PCB mountable sockets have Ian insulation resistance of 100MΩ minimum at DC500V, a dielectric withstand Voltage of 500VAC for 1 minute and feature a normally closed  contact operated by inserting a plug.

John Hall, General Manager at Cliff Electronics, comments, "These latest additions to our expanding range of low voltage 2 pole DC plugs and sockets follow the great success of our unique dual gauge DC sockets, which accept both 2.1mm or  2.5mm diameter plugs in a single socket."

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