Cable Connectors For Harsh Environments

Approved by the EN 16330 for both outside and inside cabin connectivity

  • by Souriau
  • February 5, 2015
  • Cable Connectors For Harsh Environments
    Cable Connectors For Harsh Environments

Souriau's WME cable connector series is approved by the EN 16330 for both outside and inside cabin connectivity. This European Standard applies to power systems, drive implements and attachments such as street cleaning brushes, snow plows, etc. The purpose of this standard is to ensure interchangeability of vehicles and implements to resolve both the compatibility issue and ensure safety of the installers and workers.

The new connector series services a wide field of harsh environment applications from winter and road service vehicles to agricultural, mining and mobile machinery. It brings a solution with UV resistance and waterproof sealing when mated. It has a self-closing cap with secondary locking feature which adds resistance to shock and vibration. In addition, the connector offers an enhanced grip attribute to facilitate connection while wearing gloves.

The product includes a complete range of connectors, closing cap, backshells and accessories. WME1 is the external vehicle attachment solution. It consists of thermoplastic shells, cable glands, closing cap and inserts which are Halogen free and RoHS compliant. It can withstand extreme temperatures ranging from -30°C to +85°C and is IP68/69K sealing rated as well as resistant to a wide array of fluids such as gas and mineral oils, acids and cleaning agents. It also features a withstanding voltage of 5,000V and has a mechanical durability of 250 mating cycles.

WME2 is the internal cabin solution is also Halogen free and RoHS approved. It has an operating temperature range from -40°C to +125°C, and is UL94 V-O flammability rated. Its electrical components have a withstand voltage of 1500V and its mechanical durability is 250 mating cycles.

The WME Series also includes accessories such as protective caps for plugs and dust caps.

Graduated in political sciences and international relations in Paris, Anis joined the team in early 2019. Editor for IEN Europe and the new digital magazine AI IEN, he is a new tech enthusiast. Also passionate about sports, music, cultures and languages. 

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