December 06, 2013, by PSW Staff
Neutrik USA has introduced new powerCON TRUE1 connectors, which are well suited for use in the pro touring and special event markets.
New powerCON TRUE1 connectors are Neutrik’s first true mains connector with breaking capacity according to IEC 60320 and UL 498 standards. It enables these connectors to be connected and disconnected under a live load. The UL and VDE certified, single-phase system is designed for 16 A, 250 V. The cable connector comes with an integrated twist-lock mechanism.
In addition, the new connectors are represented by the model designations NAC3FX-W and NAC3MX-W, where the “-W” indicates weather resistance. Being IP65 weather resistant certified, these new connectors have water sealing gaskets at the rear—thus eliminating the need for overmolding in order to achieve IP-rated performance.
powerCON TRUE1 connectors are offered in both male and female genders, enabling cables to be easily chained without the need for couplers. They are a complete system encompassing an in/out duplex chassis connector for devices that get daisy chained, such as lighting fixtures.
“With its distinctive black-and-yellow color scheme, powerCON TRUE1 represents a significant step forward in design,” states Peter Milbery, president of Neutrik USA. “The connectors have been updated with new Torx type screws; the proven Neutrik bayonet locking system prevents inadvertent disconnection. The IP65 certification is very assuring for outdoor events where moisture is a concern, and the fact that the cables themselves can be easily daisy chained adds to the system’s versatility.
“Further,” he continues, :although the new powerCON TRUE1 connectors are not backwards compatible with the original blue and gray powerCON connectors because of the breaking capacity requirement, these new connectors do intermate with all NAC3FX and NAC3MX connectors that are already out in the field”
Both the NAC3FX-W and NAC3MX-W connectors are expected to be available in December.