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Instrumex logo

Hazardous Area Connector

Tamb: -40°C to +60°C. ex logo II2 GD Exdbe IIC Extb IIIC Db T85 IP66, 67 & DTS01 deluge protected.

InstrumEx Connector

Overview

This revolutionary design allows the live mate and de-mating of signal and low power in hazardous areas safely and quickly. The Instrumex logo connector is available in two sizes:

The 4-way and the 9-way options will accept cores ranging between 0.5mm² and 2.5mm² and can operate up to a maximum current of 10A (AC1) at 250V AC and 2.5A (DC1) 60V DC.

The 8-way option, designed predominantly for Ethernet applications, will accept cores ranging between 0.14mm² and 0.37mm² and can carry 1A (AC1) at 60V AC and 0.5A (DC1) 60V DC.

Instrumex logo connectors include an integral Hawke cable gland for easy termination of both armoured and un-armoured cables.

Instrumex logo Features

    • 1 Pre-Terminated

      All BR Connectors are supplied with pre-terminated and encapsulated tails to suit your requirements.

    • 2 Electrical Insert With Key

      Easy to assemble electrical insert allows crimped or soldered connections.

    • 3 Integral Keying

      Machined key and keyway ensures connector alignment. Unique 5 position insert keying system prevents cross-mating.

    • 4 Quick Connect

      Unique 4 start ACME thread offers a smooth and quick fully mating action in less than two turns. Earth continuity is achieved via a 360° contact clip.

    • 5 Keyed Positions

      Secondary keying on the actual insert bodies guarantees contact alignment, preventing pin damage.

    • 6 Anti-rotation

      Profiled Spigot and connector body prevent cable rotation, eliminating cable damage.

    • 7 Reversible Armour Clamp

      The Instrumex logo incorporates our proven and patented armour termination method to accomodate different types of armour or braid.

    • 8 Versatile LSFZH Rear Seal

      Accommodates a wide range of cable sizes and provides highly effective cable grip and ingress protection.

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1 Pre-Terminated

All BR Connectors are supplied with pre-terminated and encapsulated tails to suit your requirements.

2 Electrical Insert With Key

Easy to assemble electrical insert allows crimped or soldered connections.

3 Integral Keying

Machined key and keyway ensures connector alignment. Unique 5 position insert keying system prevents cross-mating.

4 Quick Connect

Unique 4 start ACME thread offers a smooth and quick fully mating action in less than two turns. Earth continuity is achieved via a 360° contact clip.

5 Keyed Positions

Secondary keying on the actual insert bodies guarantees contact alignment, preventing pin damage.

6 Anti-rotation

Profiled Spigot and connector body prevent cable rotation, eliminating cable damage.

7 Reversible Armour Clamp

The Instrumex logo incorporates our proven and patented armour termination method to accomodate different types of armour or braid.

8 Versatile LSFZH Rear Seal

Accommodates a wide range of cable sizes and provides highly effective cable grip and ingress protection.

Assembly Instructions

AI 364

How it works

The InstrumEx connectors are designed to provide ease of installation and speed of use, whilst providing a flexible safe and reliable method for mating and disconnection of circuits which are energised.

  • Stage 1

    The two mating halves are easily engaged and disengaged by two full turns of the ACME custom engaging thread, during which time the pins and socket are protected by the Exd flameproof protection concept. The outer shell of the connector combined with the integral Hawke cable gland seal ensure that the internal connections are protected to the Exe increased safety protection concept.

  • Stage 2

    During connector engagement and disengagement any sparking of the contacts is contained within an arc ‘ quenching section’ which is housed within the Exd flamepath areas.

  • Stage 3

    When the connector halves are disengaged, the socket section is protected to IP30 and must have the protective cap fitted immediately to restore the full Exe increased safety requirements and IP rating. The pins and socket inserts are interchangeable between all three connector components: i.e. Bulkhead Receptacle, In-Line Receptacle and Connector Plug. In all installations, the "live" side of the connector must always contain the socket insert.

Inserts
Dimensions

Instrumex logo Connector Dimensions

InstrumEx Connector Dimensions

Instrumex logo Inserts

InstrumEx Connector Inserts

Dual Crimp Dual Crimp Tool

Two crimping locations on the 4 & 9 way contacts allow for only two contact sizes to cover a far greater range than conventional contacts. This allows termination of cores ranging between 0.5 and 2.5mm². Contacts must be crimped using the Hawke supplied crimping tool part No. HCT1.

Technical Data (4 Way / 9 Way)

TECHNICAL DATA - 4 WAY / 9 WAY
Explosion Protection ex logo II2 GD Exdbe IIC Gb Extb IIIC Db T85°C
Ambient Temperature -40°C to +60°C
Certification Baseefa 06 ATEX 0061X
IECEx BAS06.0018X
Ratings 4 Way / 9 Way Voltage AC 250V
Current AC EN 60947-4-3 10A (AC21)
Current AC EN 60947-4-1 10A (AC1)
Current AC EN 60947-4-1 1A (AC3)
Frequency 50/60 Hz
Power Factor 0.9
Voltage DC 60V
Current DC EN 60947-4-3 2.5A (DC21)
Current DC EN 60947-4-1 2.5A (DC1)
Current DC EN 60947-4-1 0.5A (DC3)
Fuse Rating 4 Way / 9 ay 10 amp without thermal protection
20A gL with thermal protection
Maximum No. of make & break operation (EN61984) On load 150
Off load 500
IP Rating IP66, IP67 and DTS01 deluge protected. Note: Caps to be fitted to maintain IP ratings when the connector halves are separated
Storage Temperature -50°C to +70°C

Technical Data (8 way)

TECHNICAL DATA - 8 WAY
Explosion Protection ex logo II2 GD Exdbe IIC Gb Extb IIIC Db T85°C
Ambient Temperature -40°C to +60°C
Certification Baseefa 06 ATEX 0061X
IECEx BAS06.0018X
Ratings 8 Way Voltage AC 60V
Current AC EN 60947-4-3 1A (AC21)
Current AC EN 60947-4-1 1A (AC1)
Current AC EN 60947-4-1 0.1A (AC3)
Frequency 50/60 Hz
Power Factor 0.9
Voltage DC 60V
Current DC EN 60947-4-3 0.5A (DC21)
Current DC EN 60947-4-1 0.5A (DC1)
Current DC EN 60947-4-1 0.1A (DC3)
Fuse Rating 8 Way 0.5 amp without thermal protection
1A gL with thermal protection
Maximum No. of make & break operation (EN61984) On load 150
Off load 500
IP Rating IP66, IP67 and DTS01 deluge protected. Note: Caps to be fitted to maintain IP ratings when the connector halves are separated
Storage Temperature -50°C to +70°C

Order Codes

When ordering, select the relevant code from each block as shown in the example below:
Instrumex logo/N-BR1-M-B-P-X-0-4-X-A

Instrumex logo Select Code Description Example Code
Material N Nickel Plated Brass N
S Stainless Steel
Connector Style CP Connector Plug BR1
FP Flange Mounted Connector Plug
CR Connector Receptacle
FR Flange Mounted Connector Receptacle
BR1 Bulkhead Receptacle
(Fixed Position 1 Standard)
BR2 Bulkhead Receptacle
(Fixed Position 2)
BR3 Bulkhead Receptacle
(Fixed Position 3)
BR4 Bulkhead Receptacle
(Fixed Position 4)
BR5 Bulkhead Receptacle
(Fixed Position 5)
Bulkhead Entry Thread M Metric Thread
(M20 4/8-way / M32 9-way)
M
N NPT Thread
( ½" for 4/8-way / ¾" 9-way)
R NPT Alternative Thread
( ¾" for 4/8-way / 1" 9-way)
X N/A (for Connector Plug or Connector Receptacle)
Cross Sectional Area
* 4-way and 9-way Bulkhead Receptacle will always be pre-terminated with 1.5mm² conductors, irrespective of cross sectional area.
A 4 x 0.5 - 1mm² * B
B 4 x 1.5 - 2.5mm² *
C 8 x 0.14 - 0.37mm²
D 9 x 0.5 - 1mm² *
E 9 x 1.5 - 2.5mm² *
Insert Type
** Note: In all installations the "live" side of the connector must always contain the socket insert.
P Pin Insert ** P
S Socket Insert **
Outer Sheath Diameter S Cable Gland Seal 5.5 - 16mm
(4-way/8-way/9-way)
X
A Cable Gland Seal 12.5 - 20.5mm
(9-way)
B Cable Gland Seal 16.9 - 26mm
(9-way)
X N/A (Bulkhead Receptacle)
Bulkhead Receptacle Cable Length 0 0.5m (standard) 0
1 1m
2 2m
C Customer Specified
X N/A (for Connector Plug and Receptacle)
Bulkhead Receptacle Pin Quantities
# Bulkheads also include an additional earth lead.
4 4 (pins 1-4 terminated) Std. 4-way BR# 4
3 3 (pins 1,2 and 3 terminated)#
8 8 (pins 1-8 terminated) Std. 8-way BR#
9 9 (pins 1-9 terminated) Std. 9-way BR#
C Customer Specified
RJA RJ45 Jack fitted, wired to T-568A
RJB RJ45 Jack fitted, wired to T-568B
RJC Customer Specified
X N/A (for Connector Plug and Receptacle)
Armour Clamp Size
** Note: See Clamping Ring table
R Alternative Clamping Rings B only X
X N/A (Bulkhead Receptacle)
S Standard Clamping Ring O,A,B
U Unarmoured/Copper Braid Clamp
(in addition to Clamping Rings)
Certification A ATEX/IECEx/EAC/Inmetro/NEC505 A

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