20. octubre 2016

High-current connector provides solution for tight installation space

High-current connector Han® 22 HPR slim

HARTING is further consolidating its performance in the upper segment of its Han® HPR connector series. The new Han® 22 HPR slim is ultra-slim, while still easily accommodating four 250A high-current contacts. Equipped with a robust HPR housing made of die-cast aluminium, this connector deftly handles the need for the transmission of high power in the underfloor region of rolling stock, e.g. for the connection to the engine.

The high-current connector has been improved as part of a tram project in Vienna. Working in close cooperation with the customer, HARTING was able to optimally fit the connector into the narrow gap of roughly 8 cm between the carriage body and bogie. Other housing dimensions were optimised as well, with the result that the space requirement was slashed by some 40 % compared to conventional solutions.

Manufacturers of rail vehicles are faced with increasingly less space to house a rising number of electrical components. An ultra-slim solution such as the
Han® 22 HPR slim, with its significantly reduced dimensions, meets this need for solutions coping with limited space.