High-current connector for tight installation spaces on rail vehicles

HARTING has extended its Han® HPR connector series with the Han® 22 HPR slim: an ultra-slim high-current device optimised for up to four 250 A contacts. Equipped with a robust HPR housing made of die-cast aluminium, the new connector is ideally suited to use in high-power motor connections in the restricted spaces available in the underfloor areas of rail vehicles.

The new connector was originally developed for a tram project in Vienna. Working in close co-operation with the customer, HARTING was able to fit the connector into the narrow gap of roughly 8 cm between the carriage body and the bogie. Other housing dimensions were also optimised, with the result that the space requirement was reduced by some 40% compared to conventional solutions.

Manufacturers of rail vehicles are faced with increasing constraints on available 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 offering compact dimensions with no compromise on performance.


The HARTING Group develops, manufactures and distributes electrical and electronic connectors, network components, pre-assembled system cables, and backplane assemblies.  These products are capable of withstanding the harshest demands in industrial environments and provide high data rates for electronic applications.

HARTING connectors and network components are used in mechanical engineering and plant manufacturing, in automation systems, energy generation and distribution, and in electronic and telecommunication markets.  Industrial connectors are also vital in construction machinery, rail vehicles and shipbuilding.  HARTING offers Ethernet network components and cable systems for both indoor and outdoor networking applications involving power and data.

HARTING today employs a workforce of nearly 4200 in 43 countries. For further information visit www.HARTING.co.uk


Author: Cable Technology News Team

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