binder announces an addition to its HEC Series 696 circular connector series. The HEC Series (for Harsh Environment Connector) is a UL connector designed to provide high resistance to salt spray, temperature fluctuations, ozone and other pollutants.
The new addition to the series is an accessory for panel mount applications sealing on the inside of the panel designed for sealing the single wires at the connection side and offers protection against dust and humidity. It consists of a set of seals accommodating wires of 2.5-6.0mm (AWG 14-10), a pressing screw and a ring which, when fitted, meets IP67. It is specifically designed for 5 pole (4+PE) panel mount connectors.
The HEC connector’s design features a secure, three-point fast locking mechanism that prevents incorrect orientation. The use of crimp contacts makes for a vibration-proof termination. According to binder, HEC connectors are good for 1000plus mating cycles making them ideally suited for applications that require frequent connecting.