Low Voltage - introduction
Low voltage Power Connectors < 1100V
Cavotec Power Connectors for low voltage applications are robustly designed plugs and sockets for use in harsh and difficult environments. They are standard IP 66 protected and have a standard maximum temperature of 80C. On request the maximum temperature range can be adjusted to withstand a maximum of 400C.
Our range of power connectors for low voltage comes in various different sizes and two different operation systems. The first is the ‘Push & Pull’ system which has been designed to operate in environments where the connectors have to be disconnected manually or automatically several times a day. The second system consists of a connector fitted with a screw ring. This system is designed for applications where the connectors have to be disconnected by hand on a day-to-day or weekly basis. The screw ring is a fast thread with a large tolerance allowing dirt or similar into the grooves without failure in operation.
Thanks to their robustness and versatility our power connectors are often chosen for applications in mines, tunnelling, marine applications, steel works, railways, ports, bulk and container terminals.
Electrical connectors are used on container spreaders and in container terminals as well as for land connection of ships, ferries, icebrakers, military vessels and in many off-shore applications. A normal application is the power supply to harbour cranes.
Electrical connectors are used for mobile generator sets for telecomunication networks, open pit mines and other major users of electrical power.
The illustration shows a complete electrical panel including contactor, power switch and connector for mining and tunnelling applications.