Electronics and Semiconductors

Slim, EasyCon Connectors from Harting Serve Rail Industry’s Need for More Flexibility

28 March 2018

Harting, a supplier of connectivity solutions for the rail industry, has expanded its rugged Han® HPR connector series for harsh environments with more options to help manufacturers of rolling stock assemble the increasingly complex electrical systems of modern equipment. The new Han® HPR 22 Slim connector can The rugged Han® HPR EasyCon connector series is designed for harsh environments to help manufacturers of rolling stock assemble the increasingly complex electrical systems of modern equipment. Source: HARTINGThe rugged Han® HPR EasyCon connector series is designed for harsh environments to help manufacturers of rolling stock assemble the increasingly complex electrical systems of modern equipment. Source: HARTINGaccommodate up to four 250-amp contacts, yet its flat profile is ideal for height-restricted spaces like the underside of a rail car and its ultra-slim profile leaves room in wiring pathways for other critical systems. Its design was optimized in conjunction with a Viennese customer that needed a connector to fit a roughly eight-centimeter gap between a tram body and bogie.

Harting also has added new sizes 16 and 34 to the Han® HPR EasyCon line that was launched originally with size 24. EasyCon stands for easy to connect. The two-part hood and mounting housing is ready to be screwed together in a few quick, simple steps, with ample space inside for cables for car-to-car or motor connections, making it easier on installers working right on the equipment.

The dimensionally optimized EasyCon connectors also offer more high current carrying capacity and configuration possibilities than standard Han® HPR interfaces. The size 16 can house 2-4 high current contacts (up to 2 x 650 amps), suitable for connecting compressors, single wheel drives and ventilation systems. It also can be configured as a hybrid with power, signal or data modules from Harting’s Han-Modular® lineup, with over 100 inserts to choose from. The size 34 comes in a straight version for traction motor connections and an angled version for car-to-car jumper connections. They can accommodate up to four 650-amp contacts each and as a hybrid can house up to 12 Han-Modular® inserts.

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