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60 A Plug & Connector with back shell

60 A Plug & Connector with Back Shell

 

Our IEC 60309 60 amp plug and connector is now available with a new back shell. Previously the pin and sleeve back shell was only available in 20 amp and 30 amp versions. The 60 amp version is available in 3,4, & 5 wire configurations in "splash-proof" (IP 44) and "watertight" (IP 67).

Worldwide Interchangeability

 

Walther's pin & sleeve devices are built to IEC 309-1 and 309-2 specifications and are interchangeable with other manufacturers who conform to the IEC standards and color coding system... anywhere in the world. Manufacturers that do not comply with these standards have their own proprietary configurations and are not plug compatible with other pin & sleeve products. Once you have selected a proprietary configuration, you are locked in to a single source. Specifying IEC 309-1 & 309-2 devices provides convenience and flexibility that industrial and commercial users have come to accept without thinking.

Walther Pin and Sleeve Devices provide interchangeability worldwide
IEC 309-2 configurations provide extra safety

Safety

 

IEC 309-2 configurations for plugs or (inlets) and receptacles (or connectors) are single-rated which assures proper mating of devices with the same voltage and amperage. It is virtually impossible to couple a plug and receptacle of different voltage and/or amperage ratings. The size of the device is determined by the amperage rating and is color coded for safe paring. Pin and Sleeve plugs and connectors of different amperage ratings are not compatible because of the size variance.

Many proprietary pin & sleeve configurations, that do not conform to the IEC standards, are designed to accommodate multiple voltage systems. A plug that is wired to a piece of equipment designed to operate at one voltage system could unintentionally be plugged into a receptacle wired with an unlike voltage. Mismatching voltages could cause minor to severe damage to the equipment or personal injury to the operator and is not considered safe electrical practice.

 

The voltage, of single rated Pin & Sleeve devices of the IEC 309-2 type, is determined by the location of the oversized female ground contact relative to the key-way located at the bottom of the housing. A clock face is used to represent the location of the ground sleeve for a specific voltage system. For example, a 480 VAC receptacle or connector will have the oversized ground sleeve located in the 7 o' clock position. The corresponding grounding pin location on the plug or inlet is a mirror image of the female device. Devices of mismatched voltage systems simply cannot be mated. Each device is clearly marked with the voltage system for which it is intended to be used. The diagrams at the links below show the keying position and the color coding that is associated with each voltage system. North American Rating | International Rating. The insulated housing is made from a high impact, nylon material. The nonmetallic device, while abuse and corrosion resistant, is also non-conductive, which enhances the safety of the product.

Plugs and receptacles rated 60 amps and above, feature an "electrical interlock" by way of a pilot pin on the plug and female sleeve on the receptacle that is shorter than the main pins. The pilot pin and female sleeve make contact last, and break contact first. The sequence turns the power on when the pilot pin and sleeve mate, and turns the power off before the phase contacts are disengaged. This prevents making or breaking the circuit under load.

Electrical Interlock

 

Plugs and receptacles rated 60 amps and above, feature an "electrical interlock" by way of a pilot pin on the plug and female sleeve on the receptacle that is shorter than the main pins. The pilot pin and female sleeve make contact last, and break contact first. The sequence turns the power on when the pilot pin and sleeve mate, and turns the power off before the phase contacts are disengaged. This prevents making or breaking the circuit under load.

 

Reliability

 

Walther offers the widest variety of plugs, receptacles, connectors and inlets made of the highest quality and design integrity in both splash-proof and watertight versions.Watertight (IP67) devices are designed for use in the most demanding environments that require safety, ease of use reliability and durability. These devices can withstand impact and vibration and provide complete protection against dirt, dust, water jets and even temporary flooding. Watertight devices are available in 20, 30, 60, and 100 amp (North American) ratings and 16, 32, 63 and 125 amp (International) ratings.

Splash-proof (IP44) devices are suitable and recommended for use in a variety of light industrial environments and provide complete protection against contact with live parts, damaging deposits of dirt and dust and splashing water. Splashproof devices provide many of the heavy duty construction features found in the watertight products, but at a more economical cost. Splash-proof devices are available in 20, 30 and 60 amp (North American) ratings and 16, 32 and 63 amp (International) ratings.

Watertight and splash-proof devices provide exceptional UV stability for superior outdoor performance.All Walther pin and sleeve plugs and connectors are supplied with an internal cord clamp designed to firmly grip not only the outer cable jacket, but also the internal conductors. The internal cord clamp eliminates strain on the terminals while providing high pull-out values without external protrusions to snag adjacent wiring or the installer.

In addition to the internal cord clamp, Watertight plugs and connectors are also supplied with an external cable gland. This cable gland serves as a secondary method of eliminating strain on the terminals and conductors while assuring watertight performance. Standard splash-proof plugs and connectors are also supplied with the same external gland as the watertight devices. However,a cable sleeve designed to speed up installation is provided with a lower cost, splash-proof alternative. All Walther plugs and connectors, furnished with either a cable gland or cable sleeve, meet the cord and cable secureness requirements defined in UL 1682, Section 33.

CEPro Power & Control

 

Walther's Advanced series of CEPro connectors combine both power and control, monitoring and sensing contacts in one plug and socket system. CEPro is the trade name for a plugs and sockets system which can transmit both power and control signals simultaneously within one compact system. One instead of two plugs and sockets system – a compact solution. CEPro devices can be plugged and withdrawn under load.

This system is ideal for installations and machines which operate or utilize both power and control systems. For example:

  • Production Planning Systems (PPS)
  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM).

Other applications are, for example, connected to end users with netware backed-up systems, such as:

  • Crane Controls
  • Light and Stage Control
  • Container Control

Catalog Downloads

  • IEC 60309 Pin & Sleeve Devices (Full Catalog) 8.42 MBWalther's pin & sleeve devices are built to IEC 309-1 and 309-2 specifications and are interchangeable with other manufacturers who conform to the IEC standards and color coding system...anywhere in the world.
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