Connection technology simply explained
We would like to give you an understanding of connection technology in all its facets, in case you need help at one point or another.
After all, customer proximity is our top priority. Divided according to our most important sectors of installation, lighting and electrical appliances, you will find the most frequently asked W-questions in connection technology.
What solutions are available for the electrical connection of electrical appliances?
Multiple connections are made by means of plug and socket connectors. Here, a panel-mount plug is mounted into the appliance housing. External connection is made by means of a pre-assembled connecting cable with a matching socket.
What solution does Adels-Contact offer for the electrical connection of appliances?
Fused connectors for standardised glass fuses are available as screw terminal blocks and screw-screwless terminal blocks for conductors up to 10.0 mm².
Screwless terminal blocks of the LK 980 series as well as appliance connectors of the 160/163, AC 164 and AC 166® series complete that product range.
What standards have to be complied with?
Fused terminal blocks are subject to the special standard EN 60127-6 “Miniature fuses - Part 6: Fuse-holders for miniature fuse-links”.
For international usage, however, terminal blocks should additionally be approved according to UL 1059 “Standard for terminal blocks” and, plug and socket connectors according to UL 1977 “Standard for component connectors for use in data, signal, control and power applications”.
What does „Glow-Wire“ mean?
Adels-Contact offers a wide range of terminal blocks and connectors, the “GW” (for Glow Wire, GWIT 775 °C) material of which comply with these requirements.