Energy Management & Enclosures
Conec debuts overmoulded DT valve connector series
April 9, 2015 by Alyssa Dalton
Apr. 9, 2015 – Conec has added an overmoulded variant of the DT connector series to its portfolio of valve connectors. The series is assembled in-house and overmoulded, and boasts optimal protection against external influences in harsh environments, including underground applications, low temperatures and dusty, hot conditions. Designed as cable to cable connection, the series is latched and locked via a latch with the mating connector. To unlock, the latch must be pressed down. Thus a quick and safe IP67 tight connection can be established. Optionally the overmoulded DT connector series comes with an LED to indicate the signal status and protection circuit. A unique feature, says the company, is the 360 degree visibility of the LED. As well, the protection circuit keeps switching and interference voltage away from the LED and connected systems.
To provide additional protection for the connecting cable in harsh environments, overmoulding is done in the typical Conec shape to provide the opportunity to clamp a protection hose directly to the overmoulding, notes the company. Optionally, the protection hose may be directly connected to the overmould via an M12 nut. The DT valve connectors are available as two-pole and three-pole versions as male and female connectors.