Amphe-Coal EX ideal for use in the mining industry

ZHUHAI, China, March 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Amphenol Technology (Zhuhai) Co., Ltd./Amphenol Industrial Products Group, a global leader in interconnect systems, offers an explosion-proof, heavy duty hazardous rated connector series that provides outstanding performance in automated process control and instrumentation systems. The Amphe-Coal EX is a miniature version of Amphenol’s Amphe-Mine EX connector series.

Impact Explosive-proof connector

Impact Explosive-proof connector

Made up of environmentally sealed plugs and receptacles, the Amphe-Coal EX series is certified for use in IECEx Group 1 — mining in Australia, and is going through MA, mining certification in China.

Utilized in the mining industry, this connector series is ideal for use in classified facilities like underground mining sites where machinery requires more power and signal in a smaller interface.

Amphenol’s Amphe-Coal EX series provides a reliable connection in power distribution, data acquisition and transmission, communication systems, process control as well as an embedded computer and other applications where zone or class-rated connectors are required.

These compact, environmental connectors offer exceptional mating properties and come in high grade 316 stainless steel. The Group 1 shell is only offered in stainless steel, while Group II and Group III come in stainless steel, aluminum or brass. Shell sizes include 9, 11, 13, 15, 17 and 19.

In addition to its full range of hardware styles, including the use of flameproof rated cable glands, the Amphe-Coal EX series features high quality copper contacts with silver plating (gold plating available as an option).

The Amphe-Coal EX offers high amperage up to 217 amps at 1,250 V/DC and 900 V/AC as well as a broad range of inserts ranging between 2 and 79 contacts. The unit’s plug and socket, when connected together, are mechanically interlocked by means of a threaded nut retained by a locking set screw.

Technical Specifications

– Explosion-proof circular connectors
– High amperage up to 217 amps at 1,250 V/DC and 900 V/AC
– Broad range of inserts ranging between 2 and 79 contacts
– Certified for use in IECEx Group 1

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