Hirose have introduced the PQ series to meet with the demand for high performing interface connectors with high voltage capability
supporting NFPA79 compliant cable for industrial equipment.
The connector range consists of cable plugs and in-line or panel mount receptacles.
The panel mount receptacle is user friendly and can be easily assembled. This is achieved by unlocking the housing lock to detach the outer connector shell from the inner housing to allow easy termination of the contacts into the rear of the housing. The receptacle can be mounted to the front or the rear side of the panel. The crimp contacts utilised by the receptacle have a
protective wall that prevents deformation of the contact and contact snare. The internal structure of the crimp contact features three special contact points to guarantee contact reliability.
The cable plug has a simplified one step cable assembly procedure. The cable clamping and grounding process are completed at the same time. This is achieved by placing the shielding tape between the metal clamp and the die-cast housing which are then fastened with standard M4 screws. The cable clamp strength is 98N minimum. The plug housing features side locks that ensure secure and reliable mating and unmating with the receptacle which is confirmed by an audible tactile click. The plug utilises crimp contacts that also have a protective wall that prevents deformation of the contact and contact snare. In addition, contacts of a different length can be
installed for sequential mating.
For panel grounding, a standard crimp contact can be used that is directly attachable to the right or the left of the connector allowing flexible design options. A coding key system is available that allows multiple key variations to prevent mis-insertion.
- 600V capability supporting NFPA79 compliant cables
- Current rating up to 7A (20 position with AWG 16 cable)
- Robust and enhanced shielded die-cast shell
- Applicable cable size AWG16 to 18 equivalent to UL1015 (AWG20 to 22 upon request)
- 20 contact positions
- 500 mating cycles
Ideal applications are assembly robots, wafer/LCD carrier machine, high precision processing machinery, nanotechnology manufacturing equipment, evaluation equipment and other industrial machines.