- Operating temperature: -40° +105°C
- Sealing: IP68/IP69K
- UV resistant with F1 material
- Moisture proof
- Current breaking capacity
- Standards: UL94V0 / UL94HB
Key features and benefits
The UTL series is a plastic connector suitable for outdoor industrial applications thanks to a high sealing performance (IP68/IP69K) and an extreme UV resistance with F1 material per UL746C. The UTL series guarantees extended outdoor life, making them ideal lighting connectors.
Designed and qualified according to the UL1977 and IEC61984 standards, the UTL connector series offers a 5VA flammability rating, hot wire, and current breaking capacity to meet all standards of industrial equipment. Due to our qualification by UL or IEC standards, the UTL series is highly suitable to be qualified IEC power connectors on your equipment, making it easier and faster to pass certifications yourself.
The moisture proof capability of the UTL is due to a unique technical concept that prevents condensation ingress into the equipment that causes damages your systems. Available as an option this feature will prevent moisture within your system over-time.
In addition, the UTL series has push and press to release coupling system which allows you to connect quickly, even in blind conditions and secured connection due to an audible click which guarantees the proper connection.
The UTL is compliant with RS485, DMX and DALI protocols which guarantee to you an easy implementation of the connector on your electrical architecture.
Available with a large choice of shells and contact types, we propose a field installation solution though screw contact termination which allows you to terminate your cable assembly in the field with only one screwdriver, offering a flexible and easy solution.
We propose a standard cable assembly offering to provide you a complete interconnect solution to simplify your supply chain.
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Examples of application field
UTL connectors are suitable for outdoor industrial applications thanks to a high sealing performance and an extreme UV resistance.
UTL series covers all industrial applications requiring interconnection for signal and/or power supply for up to 16 Amps/600V in harsh environment conditions. Thanks to the blind mating capability, the quick field installation and the overmolded harness options, UTL series offer an easy to use and turnkey interconnect solution.
Thanks to the IP68 level, high UV-resistance (F1 material) and the possibility to be directly buried, the UTL is the ideal product for outdoor use.
UTL series is IP68 / IP69K dynamic sealing suitable for applications with continuous underwater immersion and with routine pressure cleaning.
The mixed layouts allow power supply and signal transmission in only one connector. This reduces the system complexity and minimizes the installation costs. One twisted pair allows simplex data transmission, two twisted pairs allows duplex data transmission.
The UTL series covers four different layouts:
- 4 positions for power delivery (layout 3G1)
- 6 positions for power and signal delivery (layout 2G1W3) compliant with RS485 / DMX protocol
- 8 positions for power and delivery (layout 2G1W5) compliant with RS485 / Full DMX protocol
- 5 positions with backshell for field installation thanks to screw termination contact.
UTL uses the standard crimped TrimTrio contacts: #16 (1.6mm) and #20 (1mm), and existing TrimTrio tooling can be used. A screw termination version is also available.
The protective earth is of opposite gender to the power and the signal contacts to achieve an improved security in the assembly process and in the operation. The different gender of the protective earth contact allows to protect the contact particularly against damage and mismating.
UTL can be self-assembled with a heatshrink or a backshell. A detailed instruction manual is available, and it can be purchased in readily overmolded harnesses in standard lengths.
UTL series has got Current Break Capacity. The voltage and the current values for the CBC operation are listed in the UTL catalogue.
Thus a plastic connector UTL achieves 1000 mating cycles with appropriate contacts.
UTL is qualified to IEC61984 and to UL1977. The UTL series takes also into account several requirements from equipment standards like IEC60598, IEC60320 with, for example, the current breaking, impact resistance and finger probe capabilities. These key features allow an easier qualification of the equipment to the UL or IEC.