CHAIN PILOT

CHAIN PILOT

Drain and source
panel connectors with
Microswitch

CHAIN PILOT

Drain and source
panel connectors with
Microswitch

This version of the panel-mount SPX connector has a built-in pilot microswitch.

  • Safety, in a click

    Safety, in a click

    The new CHAIN PILOT system is an evolution of the PowerSyntax SPX panel-mount single pole connectors. VALENTINI - Syntax® has become the first manufacturer in the world to have developed and marketed powerlock-style panel-mount connectors with in-built microswitch (international patent). Thanks to Valentini’s innovative solution, protective electrical interlocking and/or additional controls can now be obtained for the first time on powerlock-style connections through a chain of simultaneously operating connectors, allowing constant monitoring of all the conductors in a power circuit (either for source or distribution; see circuit diagrams below). When a panel connector is mated with its coupling cable connector, a spring device pressed by the thermoplastic insulated body edge of the cable connector is operated to activate the pilot microswitch housed in the rear of the flange. The SPX Chain Pilot panel mount connectors are available in drain (male) or source (female) versions, for up to 480amp or up to 750amp. They are fully intermateable with standard PowerSyntax or other powerlock-style connectors.

  • Technical data

    Technical data

    Technical data

    Pilot microswitch

    Pilot microswitch

    Switching function Changeover switch (spdt momentary)
    Number of poles 1 - pole
    Connections Quick-connect terminal, 2.8 x 0.5, sealed
    Mechanical life endurance 10E6Rating IEC / Rating North America 10 (3) a 250 v ac 10E3
    Design DIN 41635 B
    Contact resistance (new condition) < 100 (1 A 12 V DC) mohm
    Insulation resistance (new condition) > 100 (500 V DC) Mohm
    Voltage strenght at 250V
    → function insulation / basic insulation 1 500 V
    → small contact distance 500 V
    Insulation spacing acc. to EN 61058 for reinforced or double insulation
    Flammability UL 94 V-0
    Glow wire test temperature 850 °C

  • Activation button !

    Activation button !

    Activation button !
  • Panel source

    Panel source

    Panel source

    With microswitch

    With microswitch

    On the panel source, the spring device activating the microswitch is placed inside the mating part of the connector's shell.

    Components available:

    SyntaxLock >
    Protection caps >
    Contacts >

  • Panel drain

    Panel drain

    Panel drain

    With microswitch

    With microswitch

    On the panel drain, the spring device activating the microswitch is placed outside the mating part of the connector's shell.

    Components available:
    IP2X safety lock >
    Protection caps >
    Contacts >

  • Drain contact
    IP2X safety lock

    Drain contact
    IP2X safety lock

  • Our innovative mechanical lock prevents improperly pushing the contact inwards with fingers or tools !

    Our innovative mechanical lock prevents improperly pushing the contact inwards with fingers or tools !

    Our innovative mechanical lock prevents improperly pushing the contact inwards with fingers or tools !

  • New threaded IP2X protection

    New threaded IP2X protection

    New threaded IP2X protection

    For source contacts

    For source contacts

    Thanks to this new design, a portion of the source contact's insulating cap will remain in its position on top of the source contact even in case of damage, improving the overall safety for the user.

  • Panel circuits for drain and source

    Panel circuits for drain and source

  • 5 Panel drain circuit

    5 Panel drain circuit

    5 Panel drain circuit

    Example 1

    Example 1

    5 PowerSyntax series panel drain connectors with built-in microswitches for phaseconductors "L1, L2 & L3", neutral "N"and ground "E".

  • 5 Panel source circuit

    5 Panel source circuit

    5 Panel source circuit

    Example 2

    Example 2

    5 PowerSyntax series panel source connectors with built-in microswitches for phase conductors "L1, L2 & L3", neutral "N" and ground "E".

  • Contacts

    Contacts

    for the Chain Pilot

    for the Chain Pilot

    The PowerSyntax Chain Pilot Panel connectors are equipped with different contact types, depending on current rating (480amp or 750amp) and cable terminations.

  • M12 threaded post

    M12 threaded post

    M12 threaded post

    Standard contact

    Standard contact

    M12 threaded-post contact, up to  480 amp or 750 amp (all-copper contact). Lug terminal retained through M12 nut. Used as a standard on SPX 4 and SPX 7 panel-mount connectors.

  • M12 extended threaded post

    M12 extended threaded post

    M12 extended threaded post

    Exclusive design

    Exclusive design

    M12 threaded-post contact, up to  480 amp or 750 amp (all-copper contact). Lug terminal retained through M12 nut. Longer contact allows connectors mating without interfering with the microswitch's contacts.

  • M12 threaded hole

    M12 threaded hole

    M12 threaded hole

    Standard contact

    Standard contact

    M12 threaded-hole contact, up to 480 amp or 750 amp (all-copper contact). Lug terminal retained through M12 bolt. Used as an alternative for M12 threaded-post contacts on SPX 4 and SPX 7 panel-mount connectors.

  • Overall dimensions

    Overall dimensions

  • Panel drain

    Panel drain

    Panel drain

    with M12 standard threaded post

    with M12 standard threaded post

  • Panel source

    Panel source

    Panel source

    with M12 standard threaded post

    with M12 standard threaded post

  • Panel drain

    Panel drain

    Panel drain

    with M12 extended threaded post

    with M12 extended threaded post

  • Panel source

    Panel source

    Panel source

    with M12 extended threaded post

    with M12 extended threaded post

  • Panel drain

    Panel drain

    Panel drain

    with M12 threaded hole

    with M12 threaded hole

  • Panel source

    Panel source

    Panel source

    with M12 threaded hole

    with M12 threaded hole

  • Panel mount cut-out options

    Panel mount cut-out options

  • Panel drain front/rear

    Panel drain front/rear

    Panel drain front/rear

  • Panel source front/rear

    Panel source front/rear

    Panel source front/rear