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RS Components introduces new family of rugged power connector system solutions from TE Connectivity

NECTOR M power system series delivers highly flexible solution for a range of applications in building and lighting industries

Singapore, 17 May 2016:

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has introduced TE Connectivity’s NECTOR M power system series. The series aims to provide the construction industry with increased design flexibility and seamless integration into new and existing designs. Engineered to provide a pluggable connectivity solution for outdoor and harsh environments, the series is ideal for designers and contractors operating in many industries including electrical and lighting installations that require more flexibility in distributing power and data to various devices within buildings.

The NECTOR M series is a flexible, fully pluggable, modular wiring, sealed connector and cabling system for permanent power and data circuit electrical installations. It also provides a simple reconfigurable plug-and-play alternative to traditional hard-wired electrical connections. The multi-functional modular system provides design consistency with the same-size knockout diameter for all position sizes and offers optimum flexibility, as the circular form factor helps simplify routing and reduces installation time and waste.

The connectors have closed-barrel pin and socket crimped-wire terminals, and are available in white and UV-resistant black with positive locking and multiple keying options to help provide for rapid error-free installation. The enhanced one-connector solution addresses power data and control requirements and provides the ability to engineer, design and build power distribution units, electrical devices and cable assemblies off-site, resulting in reduced on-site labour costs, increased efficiency, and improved reliability.

The portfolio offers a complete range of 3-, 5-, 6- and 7-pole pluggable electrical installation components for indoor applications with free hanging, panel/chassis-mount, PCB-mount and power splitter solutions. The 3-pole systems are ideal for use in ceiling, wall, pendant and furniture lighting fixtures that require a ground connection in residential or commercial retail spaces. The multi-phase systems provide the power and signal connections required in horticultural and lighting control applications (5-pole), and in emergency lighting systems or for colour-control lighting capability (7-pole). The range also recently debuted a 5-position splitter that provides power, signal and control connection options for multiple lighting and electrical devices. Further devices will be added to the range over the next few months.

The connectors have operating temperatures between –40°C and up to 70°C, provide an IP20 seal rating, and are available with an IEC 61535 rating of 7A up to 20A at 400VAC, and a UL 1977 rating of 10A up to 20A at 600VAC, making the connectors suitable for use almost anywhere in the world. As well as meeting IEC61535 standards, the power system solution is designed to meet the UL1977 guidelines, and the sealed portfolio is IP67 rated, which makes it an ideal solution for outdoor and high-humidity lighting applications.

The TE Connectivity Nector M connector range is now in stock at RS Components. RS is the number one high service distributor for TE Connectivity products in EMEA and across major markets in the Asia Pacific region.

About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer more than 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping around 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronic components, electrical, automation and control, and test and measurement equipment, and engineering tools and consumables.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2015 had revenues of £1.27bn.

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Electrocomponents plc
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