Mar 1, 2013 - Building
Linect® – The Complete Portfolio
The newest components from WAGO’s Linect® portfolio: 294 Series Linect® Lighting Connector, WINSTA® Linect® T-Connector for threephase current applications, and Linect® Connector for pluggable lighting connection in conventional installations.
Linect® Connectors for Three-Phase Current WAGO’s new Linect® Connectors for three-phase current applications now provide easy plug-in connection of lighting systems with threelevel circuit topology. This simplifies and expedites lighting installations in shopping centers, sporting facilities and more. The new Linect® connector from the WINSTA® MIDI family provides a pluggable lighting connection. It accepts conductor cross sections up to 4 mm2 (AWG 12) and a maximum nominal current of 25 A. Therefore, this new connector is ideally suited for long cable runs that are commonly used in large-scale projects.
WAGO has developed the matching counterpart for the lighting industry: The new 5-pole Linect® Lighting Connector. It is designed for standard connection of solid, stranded and fine-stranded conductors with cross sections ranging from 0.5 mm2 to 2.5 mm2 (AWG 20–14). The maximum nominal current is 24 A. The 294 Series Linect® Lighting Connector is available with a variety of ground contacts. A snap-on type strain relief plate is also available.
Pluggable Lighting Connection in Standard Installations
The Linect® Pluggable Connector is part of a standard pre-installation. Linect® luminaries are simply plugged into the finished installation so that opening the light fixture is no longer required. This makes changing the lighting fixture a “snap” for maintenance work or later application changes. No interruption of the electrical circuit is necessary. The 3-pole Linect® Connector is protected against mismating and is equipped with CAGE CLAMP®S connection technology. Any type of wire (solid, stranded and fine-stranded) with cross sections up to 2.5 mm2 (AWG 14) can be accommodated. The maximum nominal current is 24 A.
In addition to designers, electricians, and wholesalers, light manufacturers will also benefit from the new Linect® Connector. In Scandinavian countries, for example, Linect® lights can be quickly installed using a SCHUKO connection kit.
Text: Stephan Albrecht, WAGO