ITT Interconnect Solutions’ New APD 1-Way Connector Ensures Safety in Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

ITT Interconnect Solutions, a leading global manufacturer and supplier of connectors, interconnects, and cable assemblies, has expanded its proven line of APD Series circular connectors with the new APD 1-way finger-protective device. The robust, reliable connector ensures maximum user safety as well as provides IP69K sealing to withstand elements in harsh environments, making it ideal for use in the transportation and automotive industries.

"As the need to move away from fossil fuels to alternative energy sources grows, there is an increased focus on hybrid and electrical vehicles. Safe connectors suitable for use in high voltage and maximum power applications are required, and the APD 1-way connector effectively meets those needs," said Keith Teichmann, director of marketing for ITT Interconnect Solutions.

The APD 1-way finger protective connector is easy to use and features a plastic cap that protects the user’s fingers. The connector receptacles mate with standard APD 1-way plugs and incorporate ITT ICS’ proven APD contact, crimp and coupling nut system. Pin contacts are available with standard crimp and additional screw or bolt terminations. The connectors suit cable cross-sections from 16mm² to 50mm².

Voltage rating for the APD 1-way connectors is to 400 VDC in mated condition, and the connectors are capable of handling voltages to 630 VDC based on normative regulations (the connector must not be mated or unmated under load). Current rating is to 245A at 25°C.

Please consult ITT for pricing for the APD 1-way connector. Lead time is 8 weeks. Suited for transportation/automotive industries, APD Series circular 1-way connector features plastic cap to prevent injuries in maximum power applications and IP69K sealing for use in harsh environments.

Product has receptacle that mates with standard APD 1-way plug and incorporates APD contact, crimp, and coupling nut system. Rated to 400 Vdc in mated condition, it can handle voltages to 630 Vdc and has current rating to 245 A at 25°C. Connector suits cable cross-sections from 16-50 mm².

ITT Interconnect Solutions is an international manufacturer and supplier of connectors including circular, rectangular, fiber optic, RF, power and high voltage, audio, PCMCIA, Compact Flash Card, enclosures, cable assemblies, and application specific custom solutions. The Interconnect Solutions portfolio includes the brands Cannon, VEAM, and BIW.