CHAIN PILOT BOX

Chain Pilot Box

The non-sequential
safety box

Chain Pilot Box

The non-sequential
safety box

New product, available in 128 models
Stay tuned for more information, new models coming soon !

  • The freedom to decide
    your sequence

    The freedom to decide
    your sequence

    The PowerSyntax Chain Pilot box features 5 or 4 PowerSyntax Chain Pilot connectors (depending on the version chosen), each with its built-in microswitch. The connector’s microswitches control an auxiliary circuit connected to an external device (breaker, contactor, etc.), so that the system will only be activated once all the mechanically keyed cable connectors have been inserted in the corresponding panel-mount connectors on the Chain Pilot Box. So there is no need to respect a sequential order when mating or unmating your connecotrs.
    All connectors will de-energise should one become disconnected when in use.

  • Product overview

    Product overview

    - Insert all the cable connectors to activate the breaker or protection device.
    - All connectors will de-energise should one become disconnected when in use.
    - Built-in microswitch for electrical interlock on all connectors.
    - No mechanical locks / longer lifespan.
    - Ensures safe connection of all phases, neutral and earth.
    - Electrical safety guaranteed.
    - International patent on connectors

    Supply notice
    - Environmental caps supplied as a standard to ensure IP67 even when connectors are unmated.

  • Technical features

    Technical features

    - Intermateable with standard PowerSyntax or other powerlock-style connectors.
    - Microswitch-controlled auxiliary circuit ensures that the system will only be energised when all 5 connectors on the box have been mated.
    - Total electrical safety as all connectors are de-energised should one become disconnected.
    - Color coded connectors.
    - 5-pole (E-N-L1-L2-L3) or 4-pole (E-L1-L2-L3) system with Panel Drain or Source connectors.
    - Mechanically keyed connectors to prevent mating errors.
    - Secondary lock for added mechanical safety.
    - IP2X finger-proof protection.
    - 2U 19” rack-mountable box.
    - IP67 rating on connectors’ front mating side. 
    - Microswitch-controlled auxiliary circuit ensures that the system will only be energised when all connectors on the box have been mated.

  • Technical data

    Technical data

    Rated current:480amp or 750amp
    Rated voltage:1000V AC / 1500V DC
    Color coding:EUROPE: color coded connectors and panel inscriptions (E-green, N-blue, L1-brown, L2-black, L3-grey)
    UK (old): color coded connectors (E-green, N-black, L1-red, L2-yellow, L3-blue)
    AUSTRALIA: color coded connectors (E-green, N-black, L1-red, L2-white, L3-blue)
    USA: color coded connectors (E-green, N-white, L1-black, L2-red, L3-blue)
    Model:source or drain
    Contact material:silver plated copper
    Box material:high temperature thermoplastic
    Rack space:2U or 2.5U
    Endurance:500 + connection cycles
    Degree of protection (connectors front side):IP67 when mated of with environmetal caps fitted (IP67 caps supplied as a standard)
    Degree of protection (connectors without caps):IP2X finger-proof
    Flammability:UL94 - V0
    Operating temperature:-30°C to +85°C
    Safety notice:The PowerSyntax chain pilot box should only be installed and operated by suitably qualified persons

  • All the options you need

    All the options you need

    Configure your own Chain Pilot Box choosing between a wide range of options: 4 or 5 poles, color coding by geographical region, source or drain connectors, up to 480A or up to 750A, 2U or 2,5U of box height and contact type, threaded post or threaded hole.

  • 1.
    Choose your connector style

    1.
    Choose your connector style

    The PowerSyntax Chain Pilot connectors are available in Panel Drain e Panel Source versions.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 2.
    Choose the number of poles

    2.
    Choose the number of poles

    The Chain Pilot Box can be ordered with the standard 5-poles (G - N - L1 - L2 - L3) or in the 4-poles (G - L1 - L2 - L3) version.

  • 5-poles version

    5-poles version

    5-poles version

  • 4-poles version

    4-poles version

    4-poles version

  • 3.
    Choose the color coding

    3.
    Choose the color coding

    The PowerSyntax Chain Pilot connectors can be coded for Europe, UK (old), Australia and U.S.A. color schemes.

  • Identification color codes
    (5-POLES)

    Identification color codes
    (5-POLES)

    GroundNeutralLine 1Line 2Line 3
    Europe & UK
    UK (old)
    Australia
    U.S.A.

  • Identification color codes
    (4-POLES)

    Identification color codes
    (4-POLES)

    GroundLine 1Line 2Line 3
    Europe & UK
    UK (old)
    Australia
    U.S.A.

  • 4.
    Choose the contact's terminal

    4.
    Choose the contact's terminal

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

  • 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.

  • 5.
    Choose the box height

    5.
    Choose the box height

    Pick the right box for your rack, we can provide two options: 2U and 2.5U. Both choices are available for the 4-poles or the 5-poles versions.

  • Box height: 2U

    Box height: 2U

    Box height: 2U

  • Box height: 2,5U

    Box height: 2,5U

    Box height: 2,5U

  • Overall dimensions

    Overall dimensions

  • TypePolesUnitsContactABCDE
    Drain42UM12 post88 mm349,5 mm57 mm46 mm161 mm
    Drain42UM12 hole88 mm349,5 mm57 mm16,3 mm131,3 mm
    Drain42,5UM12 post108 mm349,5 mm57 mm46 mm161 mm
    Drain42,5UM12 hole108 mm349,5 mm57 mm16,3 mm131,3 mm
    Drain52UM12 post88 mm432 mm57 mm46 mm161 mm
    Drain52UM12 hole88 mm432 mm57 mm46 mm161 mm
    Drain52,5UM12 post108 mm432 mm57 mm46 mm161 mm
    Drain52,5UM12 hole108 mm432 mm57 mm16,3 mm131,3 mm
    Source42UM12 post88 mm349,5 mm35 mm46 mm139 mm
    Source42UM12 hole88 mm349,5 mm35 mm16,3 mm109,3 mm
    Source42,5UM12 post108 mm349,5 mm35 mm46 mm139 mm
    Source42,5UM12 hole108 mm349,5 mm35 mm16,3 mm109,3 mm
    Source52UM12 post88 mm432 mm35 mm46 mm139 mm
    Source52UM12 hole88 mm432 mm35 mm16,3 mm109,3 mm
    Source52,5UM12 post108 mm432 mm35 mm46 mm139 mm
    Source52,5UM12 hole108 mm432 mm35 mm16,3 mm109,3 mm

  • The IP67 caps are supplied as a standard

    The IP67 caps are supplied as a standard

    IP67 protection of the Chain Pilot Box is fully ensured  when all the connectors are mated or all the  environmetal caps are fitted.

    The IP67 caps are supplied as a standard
  • Chain Pilot

    Chain Pilot

    Chain Pilot

    PowerSyntax
    Panel connector with Microswitch

    PowerSyntax
    Panel connector with Microswitch

    Total safety on your panel-mount SPX connectors through an innovative built-in pilot microswitch.

  • 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 !

  • The best connectors deserve
    the best accessories.

    The best connectors deserve
    the best accessories.

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  • SyntaxLock

    SyntaxLock

    SyntaxLock

    Patent pending

    Patent pending

    Suitable for all PowerSyntax connectors. Can be fitted or removed at any time. A simple, universal accessory. Quick and easy to install.

  • Protection caps IP67

    Protection caps IP67

    Protection caps IP67

    For IP67 waterproof protection

    For IP67 waterproof protection

    The PowerSyntax IP67 caps ensure complete waterproof protection and IP53 caps are a fast, easy way to protect connectors.