Battery-operated outdoor equipment has become increasingly popular due to its efficiency, environmental friendliness, and ease of use. One groundbreaking innovation designed to support this advancement is the Anderson Power Products®SBS®X-75A Series. Designed to meet the demanding requirements of various markets and applications, including industrial/commercial, power equipment, material handling/automation, agricultural/construction, lawn/garden equipment, and marine, this series offers a versatile solution for powering outdoor equipment. In this article, we will explore one of the leading applications of the SB®SX-75A Series: its impact on the world of electric lawnmowers.
A Clean and Efficient Choice:
Electric lawnmowers have gained popularity for several reasons. Not only do they save time and energy for users, but they also contribute to a cleaner environment. According to the California Air Resources Board, the pollution generated by just one hour of mowing with a gas-powered lawnmower is equivalent to driving a car for 300 miles. In contrast, electric lawnmowers powered by rechargeable lithium-ion batteries produce zero emissions, making them an eco-friendly alternative. With the introduction of the SBS®X-75A Series, these electric lawnmowers can now benefit from enhanced power and connectivity.
The Anderson Power Products® SBS®X-75A Series connectors have been designed specifically for outdoor applications requiring rugged, high-power interconnect solutions. These sealed waterproof connectors are equipped with positive metal latches to safeguard against vibration, ensuring reliable performance in demanding environments. They operate at 600 volts/140A and can withstand temperatures ranging from -20°C to 105°C. Dust, water, and shock pose no threat to these connectors, thanks to their IP68 weatherproof rating, which guarantees water protection for up to 30 minutes at 6 feet in mated conditions.
Design and Features:
The SBS®X-75A Series focuses on four key components that significantly impact design: system flexibility, reliability, safety, and housing.
The series offers various configuration options, including wire-to-wire, wire-to-panel mount, and panel mount-to-panel mount connections. This versatility allows seamless integration into different equipment designs. Furthermore, the connectors accommodate power and signaling requirements, providing a comprehensive solution for outdoor applications. They accept a wide range of wire sizes, from 12 to 4 AWG for power and 24 to 14 AWG for signal, catering to diverse needs. Additionally, the availability of four different keying options prevents incorrect voltage mating, ensuring safety and reliability.
Accidental disconnects are prevented by the connectors' latching mechanism, ensuring a secure and uninterrupted power supply. The SBS®X-75A Series connectors are built to withstand rigorous usage, with a remarkable 5,000 mating cycle durability. Utilizing standard flat wiping contacts, these connectors offer consistent and reliable electrical connections for optimal performance.
Safety is a paramount consideration in outdoor equipment. The SBS®X-75A Series connectors meet this requirement with several features. They support hot plugging for AC or DC power, enabling safe and convenient connectivity. With a UL94 V-0 fire rating, these connectors provide enhanced fire protection, adding an extra layer of safety. The touch-safe design eliminates the risk of electrical shocks during handling and operation.
The connectors are equipped with cable clamps, ensuring strain relief and preventing damage to the wires. Designed to withstand impacts, they are highly durable in harsh outdoor conditions. Their IP68 weatherproof rating guarantees complete protection against water, making them suitable for even the most demanding applications.
The Anderson Power Products® SBS®X-75A Series connectors have revolutionized battery-operated outdoor equipment by providing a robust, high-power interconnect solution. In the realm of electric lawnmowers, these connectors enable enhanced performance, energy efficiency, and environmental friendliness. With their system flexibility, reliability, safety features, and durable housing, the SBS®X-75A Series connectors ensure seamless operation and peace of mind for users. Embracing this technology not only saves time and energy but also contributes to a cleaner and greener future.
PEI-Genesis: Your Partner for Industrial Connectors
PEI-Genesis is fully stocked in North America and Europe to provide the SBS®X-75A Series within days. As more than a distributor, we can custom kit an entire connector and additional accessories, a service many distributors do not offer to fit your design requirements. In this specific kitting solution, we offer housing, signal housing, latches, cable clamp, hardware, and front o-rings for extra protection.