Heavy Duty Connector Housings, Hoods, Bases

This Product Selection Guide contains information to help select products in the Heavy Duty Connector Housings, Hoods, Bases category on DigiKey.com

Products within this family are the outermost components of modular connector systems listed as “heavy duty,” which serve to hold components known as frames, within which inserts and modules are mounted, within which the contacts that carry electrical power or signals are contained. In this context, “heavy duty” refers to a relatively specific range of interconnect products that are typically of rectangular format and characterized by features such as cast metal backshells, guide pins, and pin-and-latch retention mechanisms.


SelectionCharacteristics

Connector Type: Indicates the style and configuration of the device.

Style: Indicates the number and type of entries the device contains.

Size: Indicates the standard size the connector meets. Typically these meet a standard.

Lock Location: Indicates the type and/or the general location where the lock/fastener is on the device.

Thread Size: Indicates the thread size of compatible screws, bolts, or mating parts. For more information on screw sizes see Choosing a Screw by the Thread Size.

Size / Dimension: The physical dimensions of the device. Typically length, width, and height.

Housing Color: The dominant color of the housing of the device.

Features: These are different capabilities or properties of the device such as a cover, corrosion resistance, or a grounding terminal.

Ingress Protection: IP (Ingress Protection) ratings such as (IP20, IP65, IP67, etc.) define how likely water and dirt will get into the system. The first number represents dirt and solid contaminants while the second represents water and liquids.

IP Ratings
Solids Liquids
1 Protected against solids larger than 50mm. Protected against vertically falling drops of water. Limited Ingress permitted.
2 Protected against solids larger than 12.5mm. Protected against vertically falling drops of water with the enclosure tilted up to 15 degrees from vertical. Limited ingress permitted.
3 Protected against solids larger than 2.5mm. Protected against spraying water up to 60 degrees from vertical. Limited ingress permitted for 3 minutes.
4 Protected against solids larger than 1mm. Protected against water splashed from any direction. Limited ingress permitted.
5 Protected against dust. Limited ingress of dust permitted. Will not affect operation of equipment 2-8 hours. Protected against jets of water. Limited ingress permitted.
6 Dust tight. No ingress of dust 2-8 hours. Protected against powerful jets of water. Limited ingress permitted.
7 ______________________ Protected against the effects of immersion in 15cm-1m for 30 minutes.
8 ______________________ Continuous immersion in water up to 3m for long periods of time.
9 ______________________ Protected against high pressure jets of hot water. (30 seconds)
9K ______________________ Protected against high pressure jets of hot water. (2 minutes)

Housing Material: Indicates the material composition of the housing of the device.

Housing Finish: Indicates the finish/plating material applied to the housing of the device.

Operating Temperature: Recommended operating temperature, typically given in a range or as a maximum. Exceeding these temperatures may affect performance or damage the device and other system components.

ProductExamples

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MFR PART # 1497600000
DIGI-KEY PART # 281-2219-ND
MANUFACTURER Weidmüller
DESCRIPTION Base - Panel Mount Connector Bottom Entry 1 IP65 - Dust Tight, Water Resistant
DATASHEET Click Here

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MFR PART # 19200031440
DIGI-KEY PART # 1195-3067-ND
MANUFACTURER HARTING
DESCRIPTION Hood Connector Top Entry M20 3A IP44
DATASHEET Click Here

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MFR PART # 1208600000
DIGI-KEY PART # 281-2265-ND
MANUFACTURER Weidmüller
DESCRIPTION Base - Panel Mount Connector Bottom Entry 6 IP65 - Dust Tight, Water Resistant
DATASHEET Click Here

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MFR PART # 9620400441
DIGI-KEY PART # 1195-4932-ND
MANUFACTURER HARTING
DESCRIPTION Hood Connector Top Entry PG29 16B IP65 - Dust Tight, Water Resistant
DATASHEET Click Here

MediaLinks

Videos
TE Connectivity Heavy Duty Connector Inserts – Digi-Key Daily
TE Connectivity IP68 Anti-Corrosion Hoods and Housing – Digi-Key Daily
Heavycon EVO heavy-duty connector

TechForum
Harting Heavy Duty Connectors Blue Color

If you have any general questions on the specifications for selecting Heavy Duty Connector Housings, Hoods, Bases, please reply using the button below. If you have questions on specific Heavy Duty Connector Housings, Hoods, Bases please post those questions in the Connectors, Interconnects category.

TE provided an exploded view of the components of a heavy duty connector system including housings, inserts, module frames, contacts, hoods and accessories.

Source: TE Heavy Duty Connectors

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