07. March 2018

High-current connector for tight installation spaces on rail vehicles

HARTING Han® 22 HPR slim high current connector

HARTING has extended its Han® HPR connector series with the Han® 22 HPR slim: an ultra-slim high-current device optimised for up to four 250 A contacts. Equipped with a robust HPR housing made of die-cast aluminium, the new connector is ideally suited to use in high-power motor connections in the restricted spaces available in the underfloor areas of rail vehicles.

The new connector was originally developed for a tram project in Vienna. Working in close co-operation with the customer, HARTING was able to fit the connector into the narrow gap of roughly 8 cm between the carriage body and the bogie. Other housing dimensions were also optimised, with the result that the space requirement was reduced by some 40% compared to conventional solutions.

Manufacturers of rail vehicles are faced with increasing constraints on available space to house a rising number of electrical components. An ultra-slim solution such as the Han® 22 HPR slim, with its significantly reduced dimensions, meets this need for solutions offering compact dimensions with no compromise on performance.