What is the Difference between Industrial Plugs, Industrial Sockets and Connectors?

22/11/2022 Leon


On the one hand, the connector is used in a relatively complex working environment and requires good waterproof, dustproof, high temperature resistance and other characteristics; on the other hand, the connector also plays an important role in protecting electrical appliances from the external environment. This requires the connector to have better quality stability.

Industrial Plug

 

Applicable to the industry, generally divided into 3 cores, 4 cores, 5 cores, etc., the current is generally divided into 16A, 32A, 63A, 125A, 250A, 420A, etc., and the protection level can be divided into IP44 and IP67. These are relatively conventional. In general, it is used in conjunction with industrial sockets and industrial connectors.

 

Industrial Socket

 

Concealed straight socket: generally installed on the equipment (chassis) shell, opening installation, can be installed in any position. Such as installation on the wall. Commonly used industries are: power distribution boxes, power distribution cabinets, injection molding machines, packaging machines, exhibition halls, etc. for power transmission and distribution. Generally, concealed straight sockets are directly charged bodies.

 

Concealed inclined socket: generally installed on the top of the equipment (chassis) shell and installed on the wall. During installation, there must be enough space for plugging and unplugging with the ground (reference plane). Common industries include: power distribution boxes, power distribution cabinets, injection molding machines, packaging machines, exhibition halls, etc. for power transmission and distribution. Generally, concealed inclined sockets are directly charged bodies.

 

Surface mounted socket: generally installed on the wall (ground). The installation must keep enough space for plugging and unplugging with the ground (reference plane). Commonly used industries are: power distribution and installation in workshops, power distribution in computer rooms, exhibition halls, injection molding machines, etc. Power transmission and distribution. Generally, surface-mounted sockets are directly charged bodies.

 

Concealed straight appliance input socket: generally installed on the top of the equipment (chassis) shell, and can be installed in any position. However, it cannot be used as a live end, that is, a power receiver, and the matching connector can be used as a live end. Commonly used industries are: distribution boxes, stage lighting, audio equipment and control systems, etc. for power distribution.

 

Surface-mounted appliance input socket: generally installed outside the chassis, but also on the wall (ground). During the installation process, it is necessary to maintain a sufficient distance from the ground for plugging and unplugging, and it cannot be used as a live terminal, that is, a power receiver. Commonly used industries are: distribution boxes, etc. for power distribution.

 

 

Industrial Connector

 

Generally used as a cable extension line for aerial docking. There are plugs, input sockets for concealed appliances and input sockets for exposed appliances. Commonly used industries are: power distribution boxes, stage lighting and dark sound equipment, construction equipment, tunnel engineering, coal mines, etc. for power transmission and distribution.

 

Socket Box

 

The industrial socket distribution box is a power distribution device that uses an industrial socket as an output interface, referred to as a socket distribution box. The socket power distribution box is a new power distribution equipment, which is gradually replacing the traditional terminal-type maintenance power box, construction power box and power box. There are general-purpose socket distribution boxes. Nowadays, socket boxes are widely used in life. When we encounter high-power electrical appliances, we must use socket boxes. Generally, large-scale enterprises also use various socket boxes to supply various large-scale machinery and equipment.

 

 

Scope of application

Power industry, railway industry, chemical industry, coal industry, automobile industry, shipbuilding industry, container terminal, airport, large amusement park, steel industry, electrical industry, construction industry, food industry, etc.

 

 

Rhino Plug Socket

 

"50/60Hz. The rhino plug is a device that connects electrical appliances and other devices to the power supply. The standard frequency of the rhino plug is 50/60Hz, which can be used in 250V, 125V, 36V voltage, and can be used in 16A, 16A, 13A, 10A, 5A, 2.5A. The standard frequency of the rhino plug is guaranteed to be 50/60Hz to better protect the electrical appliance. If it is higher or lower than this standard, it will cause the inside of the electrical appliance to burn out.”

 

About industrial Plugs and Sockets

 

Industrial plugs and sockets are the bridges connecting electrical appliances and power supplies during production and operation. They are also called industrial connectors in China. Their main function is to protect the normal operation of the equipment, so that the equipment is not affected by the external environment. It is applicable to many places, such as various injection molding machines/extruders, video lighting and audio equipment and engineering, power generation equipment, machinery equipment, cabinet industry, industrial automation equipment companies, packaging machinery, construction engineering, power distribution equipment, air conditioners Units, lighting fixtures, transportation equipment, electronic instruments, energy generation, parts processing, mobile communications, refrigeration equipment, measuring instruments, machine tool industries and other industrial fields.

 

Industrial plugs and sockets can generally be divided into 3-core, 4-core, 5-core, etc., and the current is generally divided into 16A, 32A, 63A, 125A, 250A, 420A, etc., which are distinguished by different colors according to their applicable voltage ranges, such as 40V-45V is purple, 110V-130v is yellow, 200V-250V is blue, 230V-415V is red, and 500V is black, among which red and blue are particularly common in today's manufacturing field. Industrial plug products generally have the advantages of dust-proof, waterproof, splash-proof, moisture-proof and anti-corrosion, anti-misplug, anti-dropping, flame-retardant, high temperature resistance, high toughness, strong impact resistance and smooth conduction. Industrial plugs are practical and convenient, and the connection is stable. Since its inception, it has been loved and recognized by practitioners.

 

 

The meaning of IP44 and IP67

 

Industrial plugs and sockets mainly play a connection role between the power supply and the equipment, so they have high requirements for quality and stability. On the one hand, the connector is used in a relatively complex working environment and requires good waterproof, dustproof, high temperature resistance and other characteristics; on the other hand, the connector also plays an important role in protecting electrical appliances from the external environment. This requires the connector to have better quality stability.

 

Therefore, each industrial connector has its corresponding protection level. The common protection levels in our daily life are IP44, IP45, IP66, IP67, etc., among which "IP" is the abbreviation of INGRESS PROTECTION, which is established by IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission). ) to classify electrical appliances according to their dust-proof and moisture-proof characteristics. The first number indicates the level of the electrical appliance against dust and foreign objects intrusion. The second number indicates the degree of airtightness of the electrical appliance against moisture and water intrusion. The larger the number, the higher the protection level. 

 

Selection guide for industrial plugs and sockets

 

So, how to choose a suitable industrial plug and socket? The following aspects should be considered:

 

(1) Type: First of all, it is necessary to clarify where the industrial plug and socket are used, which determines the type of industrial plug and socket selected, including the impact of the location of the plug on the sealing and insulation of the plug and socket, and the need for the plug and socket to be used. materials and certification standards.

(2) Performance requirements: When selecting industrial electrical connectors, we must consider what voltage and current requirements the product has, including resistance, allowable resistance change, millivolt drop, maximum current value, maximum voltage value, inrush Current value, characteristic impedance and other related values.

(3) Product material: plastic - the usual industrial plugs and sockets are almost all plastic shells, with excellent performance in all aspects, and can be used in conventional work scenarios.

 

(4) Installation method: The installation methods of industrial sockets are generally divided into two types: concealed installation and exposed installation. The specific selection can be made according to the mechanical equipment and site environment, but there is a standard that must take into account the convenience of the actual operation process in the future. and security.

 

Industrial plug and socket products have the following advantages:

 

(1) Simple operation, safe, reliable, and durable;

(2) Specialized installation, plug-resistant, and good wear resistance;

(3) Automatic positioning, convenient and reliable;

(4) High-reliability cage-type crown spring structure, with Sufficient materials and excellent electrical conductivity; (5) anti-corrosion PA6 material shell, flame retardant, anti-corrosion, high temperature resistance, anti-aging;

(6) rich product selection, industrial plugs, sockets, connectors, complete specifications for exposed and concealed installation.

 

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