Anderson Power Products announces a new addition to their multipole connector selection with the release of the new SB Smart connector. The SB Smart is designed to meet the connection needs for high power storage batteries which are integrated into a larger system or where batteries require monitoring & control circuits. New features introduced include an optional 16 position auxiliary power & signal module and an innovative selective mate keying system.
Two primary power contacts feature proven flat wiping contact technology invented by APP® over 60 years ago. Crimp and poke contacts are available for up to 1/0 AWG (50mm²) wire. These low-resistance silver plated contacts allow for a UL rating of up to 230 amps per pole. The rugged & UL94 V-0 flame retardant polycarbonate housing with power & signal contacts can last up to 10,000 mating cycles.
The SB Smart auxiliary module can accommodate up to 16 auxiliary positions which are suitable for signal or low power (up to 20 amps). Crimp & poke gold plated, pin and socket contacts are available for 12-20 AWG (2.5 – 0.5mm²) wire. Pin contacts are available in 3 different lengths to allow sequencing within the auxiliary module. All auxiliary positions are sequenced make-last, break-first in relation to the power contacts.
Connector housings have an integral keying system which allows only intended connector halves to mate. Batteries, chargers, and the device / vehicle side of the connection all have their own unique keys which allow only battery-to-charger and battery-to-device / vehicle connections, while preventing charger to device connections. Housings also have an integral color-coded voltage key which can be used to prevent systems with dissimilar voltages or auxiliary configurations from mating.