First Mate, Last Break ground contact provides the safety of an earthing path before engagement of the power contacts.
The connectors are rated for current interruption for both electronic (capacitive) and electrical (resistive) loads.
Passes UL & IEC finger probe (plug & receptacle) and 3mm probe tests (receptacle). Minimizes the risk of personal contact with a hazardous voltage.
Housings contain the arc if connectors are mated or unmated while under load minimizing risk to personnel.
Anderson Power Products®® has lead the connector industry in development of DC power connection solutions since the introduction of the SB® electrical connector in 1953. Saf-D-Grid® builds on the proven contact technology used in SB® and Powerpole® connectors by offering features required in 380-400VDC power distribution systems.
APP® introduced the Saf-D-Grid® connector system in January 2009 as a safe appliance power connector for server, telecommunication, and other devices up to 600 VDC.
The APP® Saf-D-Grid® plug and receptacle provide for thedirect connection of DC electronic devices to a DC micro-gridpowered by renewable energy or high efficiency DC sources.The connector meets international safety requirements for hazardous, low voltage applications including UL 950 and IEC60950. The Saf-D-Grid® is size compatible with the IEC 320C13 and C14 AC connection system. It is the only connector system so sized that is UL rated for disconnect of a 400 VDC,20 amp load.
Saf-D-Grid® also enables greater power density by allowing up to 40A and 600V DC or AC within the same space of the IEC320 C13 & C14 system that is limited to 10A and 250 VAC.This allows the use of Saf-D-Grid® in AC systems that require more power by increasing the wattage capability within the existing connector space.