Neutrik introduced powerCON TRUE1 TOP L input and output cable connectors.
These specialty items may be useful for smaller stations and those that cover remote sporting events who build their own equipment racks; these connectors could be used for the AC power.
“Carrying the -L suffix, these new connectors accept cable outer diameters of 10 to 16 mm (0.39 to 0.63”) making them ideal for extra hard service SOOW 12/3, SJOOW12/3 and H07RN-F3G2.5 cables,” the company stated.
“A patent-pending cable entry meet standards requirements for preventing disassembly by hand. As a result, the connectors are certified to EN 60320-1, IEC 60320-1 and UL 60320-1 when applied to appropriate cables (SOOW 12/3, SJOOW 12/3, H07RN-F3G2.5). This allows mains cables to be assembled in accordance with UL 817, CSA C22.2 No. 21 and EN IEC 60799.”
NAC3FX-W-TOP-L injects power into a device or a coupled cable. NAC3MX-W-TOP-L receives power. The L connectors are rated to 20 A (16 A in Europe) and 250 V AC. They are IP 65 rated in the mated condition and built from UL 94 V-0 and UL F1-rated UV resistant materials.
Neutrik Americas also introduced HTLACA and HTLACB assembly tools for use with these connectors.
NAC3FX-W-TOP-L and NAC3MX-W-TOP-L mate to all the same chassis and cable connectors as the standard NAC3FX-W-TOP and NAC3MX-W-TOP.
It quoted VP Technology of Neutrik Americas Fred Morgenstern saying the connectors are suitable for customers looking to deploy latched, twist-locking, single-phase AC power connectors with extra hard service cable.
“With excellent weather resistance, including UV light resistance, the connectors are ideal for first runs from power distros to daisy-chained devices as well as for various applications where junior service cable may be deemed too lightweight,” he said.
The connectors can be used with SJ* cables as well; Neutrik thinks many North American customers may prefer them over the standard (non L) powerCON TRUE1 TOP connectors for SJ* cables that are on the higher end of the standard connectors’ 6 to 12 mm (0.24 to 0.47”) OD range.