Reverse bayonet connector delivers high power in harsh environments

Amphenol Industrial Operations has introduced the EMI Wind-Lok, a reverse bayonet connector that is designed to deliver high power from source to load. The heavy-duty circular connector with electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding can be used in a variety of high-amperage applications, including wind turbines, offshore windfarms, electrical generators, charging systems, and offshore petroleum production.

Reverse bayonet connector delivers high power in harsh environmentsThe single-pole, high-power connector features a 1/3-turn reverse bayonet coupling design with secondary coupling that allows for audible, tactile, and visual confirmation of secure mating, said the company. It also features double-dead front, finger-proof inserts to protect the pin as well as the socket.

With a shell size of 40, the connector can fit a wide range of wire sizes. The 18-mm RADSOK socket contact provides an amperage rating up to 800 A at 2,500 VDC. The operating temperature range is -40˚C to 125˚C.

The reverse bayonet connector features corrosion-resistant plating with a hard coat anodized finish that can withstand 300 days of continuous salt spray. The connector offers crimp or two-hole busbar termination and features silver-plated contacts. The connector is also vibration resistant and can withstand up to 2,000 mating cycles. It is RoHS and REACH compliant.

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