PF and PFQ plugs and receptacles are engineered for use in high amperage applications where routine plug insertion and high reliability are required.
All PF and PFQ devices feature epoxy coated aluminum casings, silver contacts, IP67 environmental ratings, mechanical locking and integral pilot contacts. The epoxy coated aluminum casings provide excellent durability and resistance to harsh environmental conditions. The silver contacts ensure maximum conductivity and resistance to oxidation and corrosion. The contacts are pressure loaded to provide consistent contact force and operate with a lateral wiping motion, which provides a self-cleaning action that improves performance in dusty and dirty conditions.
The mechanical locking feature ensures watertightness, prevents accidental disconnection and also controls the pilot contacts. This interlocking of the pilot contacts with the mechanical lock helps to ensure user safety by preventing the pilot contacts from closing before the phase contacts are securely connected and by ensuring that they open before the phase contacts.
Their features and capabilities make them ideal for power supply applications in mining, petroleum platform, ship-to-shore, power generation system, shipyard and other similar harsh environments.