Appleton™ M-Line Series MN Multi-Pin Plugs and Receptacles

Appleton

Appleton™ M-Line Series MN Multi-Pin Plugs and Receptacles

Appleton

M-Line Series MN Multi-Pin Plugs and Receptacles are used to provide power, control, or instrumentation connections to fixed or portable equipment in harsh environments. They are available from 1 to 68 contacts and wire sizes of 18 AWG to 777 MCM. The MN series of multi-pin connectors are ETL listed to both UL and CSA Standards. They are suitable for up to 600 Vac or Vdc and provide environmental protection to IP68.

Specifications

Area Classification
Listed for Ordinary (Unclassified) Locations; IP68
Amperage
Varies by contacts, wire size, load, temperature
Voltage
240-600 Vac, 250-600 Vdc
Plug Cable Diameter
Varies by Shell Size and Number of Contacts
Type of Cable
18, 16, 12, 10, 8, 4, 1/0, 4/0, 313 to 777 MCM AWG
Materials and Finishes
Body constructed of machined 6061T aluminum bar stock with scratch resistant natural hardcoat plating. Fiberglass reinforced polyester insulating blocks
Mil Spec Ampere Ratings (MIL-C-39029) Based on #1
The amount of current which an individual pin and socket contact may carry is a function of contact material and design efficiency of the pin and socket system as well as the ability of the primary conductor insulation to resist temperature rises due to inherent copper losses and bundling factors
Mil Spec Ampere Ratings (MIL-C-39029) Based on #2
Current carrying capacity of the connector is a function of the insert temperature, rated at 100 °C (212 °F) for continuous operation. The total operating temperature is the summation of the ambient temperature plus the temperature rise resulting from the thermal losses of each contact
Mil Spec Ampere Ratings (MIL-C-39029) Based on #3
NEC specifications may be used as a general reference on the subject in as much as pertinent cable de-rating data is included
Multiple Conductor Considerations
When multiple conductors are used, the National Electrical Code non-circuit breaking ampere ratings differ. The load factor and the temperature rise based on ambient and total insert temperature must be taken into consideration

Features

  • Connector designs offer crimp style terminals as standard. Crimp insert arrangements allow the contacts to be inserted or removed from the rear through use of insertion/extraction tools without removing the insert from the connector body. Solder/pressure insert contacts cannot be removed without first pushing out the insert from the shell body. However the contacts can be serviced while the insert is locked in the shell hardware by simply repairing each individual wire termination
  • 1 to 68 contact positions. Contact sizes for 18, 16, 12, 10, 8, 4, 1/0, 4/0 and 313 to 777 MCM AWG
  • Standard shell sizes are 6, 8, 10, 12 and 14. Additional shell sizes available
  • Quick coupling, double-lead thread resists cross-mating problems and provides positive mating
  • Vast family of reversible inserts provides water, vapor, moisture and dust resistance and fit into standard hardware components. Environmental connector rated IP68
  • Designed to meet or exceed the electrical performance requirements of Mil-C-5015
  • Extensive array of hardware and strain relief options
  • Durable, scratch resistant hardcoat plating
  • All hardware is machined using 6061T aluminum bar stock
  • Silver plated contacts standard. Gold plated contacts optional
  • Custom cable assembly manufactured to support customer application specific designs. Stainless steel and brass components available
  • Intermateable and interchangeable with other connector brands available in the market

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