Anderson Power Products® (APP) introduces the Saf-D-Grid® 300, designed specifically for single-phase AC applications requiring higher voltages, smaller size, and expanded current carrying capability. Saf-D-Grid 300 builds upon the performance of the 400V DC Saf-D-Grid connector, using the same silver-plated, pure copper contact system and durable thermoplastic insulators. Configurations allow up to 30A and 300V within the same panel cutout as IEC 60320 C13 / C14 connectors.
“Our Saf-D-Grid for 400V DC is being broadly adopted as the power inlet connector for Higher Voltage DC (HVDC) information technology equipment. We noticed that many top tier OEM’s were also choosing Saf-D-Grid for applications requiring a 120V to 277V AC power inlet,” said Rick Loveless, senior product manager, APP. “The higher power capability, compact size, and integral latching features are well suited to the industry trends of increased rack density and use of higher voltages for efficiency.”
Offerings feature separate mechanical keys for 10A and 20A configurations which prevent accidental overloading of wires not rated to carry the current. A future 30A key expands the power handing capabilities to 140% of comparably sized IEC connectors, in a size 80% smaller than NEMA connectors with similar power handling capabilities.
Saf-D-Grid 300 also offers a higher operating temperature than IEC or NEMA connectors which are limited by use of brass contacts. The maximum operating temperature of 80˚C makes Saf-D-Grid ideal for power supplies where the hot exhaust is directed onto the power inlet connector. The receptacle housing is constructed of high temperature glass-filled nylon allowing it to operate in temperatures of up to 120˚C.
Both the plug and receptacle side are touch-safe to maximize operator safety at hazardous voltages. Universal touch safety also enables the simplicity of using the same receptacle for both power inlet and outlet connections. The integral latch on the plug housing prevents accidental disconnect of power without the need for added accessories such as metal bail latches or hook & loop fabric straps. An optional ground-tied shield is available to minimize the EMI profile of power supplies.
To learn more about Saf-D-Grid® contact your local APP customer service or sales representative. Contact information can be found on the APP website: www.andersonpower.com
About Anderson Power Products®
Anderson Power Products® is a leader in developing high quality, low cost, power interconnect solutions for industries including: Back Up Power Systems, Electrical Vehicles, UPS Systems, Telecommunications High-Technology Devices and Alternative Energy Solutions. Headquartered in Sterling, MA, Anderson Power Product’s facility is ISO 9001:2008 certified and uses automated manufacturing to offer uncompromising quality. In addition, APP operates a distribution and assembly facility in Warrington, England to provide support for their European customers, as well as three Asia Pacific facilities: Shenzhen, China, Shatin Hong Kong and Taichung City 407, Taiwan (R.O.C.).
APP® connectors are available through their authorized distributor network or direct from the factory. For further information about the company and its products, call 978-422-3600 or visit www.andersonpower.com.
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