Anderson Power Products (APP) announces a new addition to its multi-pole connector selection with the release of the new SB Smart connector. The SB Smart meets the connection needs for high power storage batteries that are integrated into a larger system or where batteries require monitoring and control circuits. New features include an optional 16-position auxiliary power and signal module and a selective mate keying system.
Two primary power contacts feature flat wiping contact technology, invented by APP more than 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 UL94 V-0 flame retardant polycarbonate housing with power and signal contacts can last up to 10,000 mating cycles.
The SB Smart auxiliary module can accommodate up to 16 auxiliary positions that are suitable for signal or low power (up to 20 amps). Crimp and poke gold plated, pin and socket contacts are available for 12-20 AWG (2.5 - 0.5mm²) wire.