Powersafe

Powersafe connectors enable high power transmission (over 500 volts) while being 100% safe for the users.  The Powersafe connectors are derived from the D38999 connectors and qualified according to VG96944 standards.
Their main benefit is to provide user safety with a first-to-mate earth contact directly linked to the shell. The last-to-mate/first-to-break pilot contact allows the mating and unmating without power.

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Powersafe connectors are derived from the D38999 standard. These connectors are manufactured with the same materials, plating and accessories (caps, backshell). Powersafe connectors offer the same environmental performances and have same panel drilling as the D38999 connectors.

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Powersafe connectors' layouts include 3 types of contacts :

  • The protective contact : it is the longest one. The protective contact mates in first to secure the transmission of current.
  • The pilot contact : it is the smallest one. The pilot contact mates in last to activate the transmission of current.
  • Phases contacts which carry out the transmission of current.

The VG96944 qualification is a German standard which defines power connectors. Amphenol Socapex Powersafe range is qualified according to VG96944 standard.

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The materials and plating listed under the VG96944 standard are:

  • Aluminum with Olive Drab Cadmium plate
  • Bronze

Marine Bronze is ideal for Naval application because of its excellent resistance to saltwater corrosion and salt spray exposure (1000h).

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The « IP » defines the resistance of the product against solids (first number) and liquids (second number).
When mated, the Powersafe is defined as IP68. The number 6 corresponds to the protection against the dust and the sand. The number 8 corresponds to the pressure watertight : the product can hold 48h under 2m water.
When unmated, we proceed to a finger test on the socket insert/contact. The socket counterpart is IP2X.

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