TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, has introduced a new range of inserts for heavy duty connectors that comply with the EN45545 European standard on flame retardancy for materials and products in railway rolling stock.
The modular inserts provide customers with a high level of flexibility when configuring railway connector systems. They can be configured to hold anywhere from 1 to 216 pins and enable signal, data and power to be transmitted via one single connector.
The EN45545 standard includes specifications on fire, smoke and toxicity (FST) compliance. It provides three classifications of hazard level, HL1, HL2 and HL3, with HL3 being the highest. The new inserts from TE meet R22 and R23 requirement set on level HL3. They have an operating temperature range that extends from minus 45 to 125 degrees Celsius.
“TE has a strong commitment to the safety and reliability of its products and the systems in which they are used,” says Product Manager Ewa Bazior. “We endeavor to anticipate and often surpass specifications contained in regulations and standards around the world. These new connector inserts are just one case in point. At the same time, we go the extra mile to make our customers lives easier, through innovations such as the simplicity of configuration for signal, data and power connection that we have here.”
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