‘Common Contact’ technology simplifies multipole connector assembly with Han® ES Press

HARTING announced the expansion of its Han ® Multiplier range. Han ® Multipliers

help simplify the assembly of connectors where multiple contacts are carrying the same

potential (voltage).

Interlinked cabling of decentralised control cabinets in a modern factory/

production line environment often creates situations where multiple contacts need the

same potential (e.g. Ground or 24V), for example when providing connections for

sensors, switches and Powerbus daisy chaining. In such cases, Han ® Multipliers allow

for the use of a single feeding line instead of multiple feeding lines of the same potential.

For example Han ® Multipliers are particularly useful for connecting motor drives/inverter

control wiring in either star or delta connection arrangements.

HARTING Han ® Multipliers, which are simply pushed onto the appropriate

equipotential contacts, can therefore significantly reduce both labour and material costs

and installation times by simplifying connections.

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There are several standard connector types within the HARTING range that can

accommodate these multipliers, including Han-Yellock ® – an IP67 compliant, smoothly

contoured design with single-handed push button mating that supports cable-trunking

drag-through installations. Inserts can be loaded from the front or rear side of a bulkhead

panel. Multipliers are available in various types, such as 3:2, 2:3 etc., up to 5 way size

and loaded from the front mating side of the insert.

HARTING has also recently developed a separate single 15 way Han-Yellock ®

Multiplier Block insert, based on its 16A rated Han E ® crimp contacts, which can also be

fitted with the full range of Han-Yellock ® Multipliers. The key feature of this particular

insert is that it will also fit into HARTING’s Han-Modular ® system concept.

As a result, HARTING’s multiplier concept can now be applied right across

HARTING’s multipole I/O connector range of die-cast aluminium IP65 compliant Han ® B

and compliant IP68 Han ® HPR high-strength construction hoods and housings, rugged

plastic Han-Eco ® series and can also be used inside switch cabinets, integrating with the

Han-Snap ® series.

The latest Han ® connector series of inserts that offer this Multiplier functionality is

the new finger-push cage clamp termination Han ® ES Press range. Han ® ES Press can

accommodate rear plug-in Multipliers/Jumpers from 2 to 12 way versions.

Howard Forryan, product marketing specialist at HARTING Limited, said; “These

Multipliers provide an example of how HARTING continues to develop new innovative

connector technology design solutions for our world renowned series of rugged Han ®

rectangular multipole connectors. HARTING also takes great care to ensure that these

advances also provide backwards compatibility, allowing upgrades and improvements to

be accommodated for minimum extra cost.”


HARTING Han-Snap (R) with integrated Han-Yellock (R) Multiplier Block insert and Multipliers HARTING Han-Eco (R) with integrated Han-Yellock (R) Multiplier Block insert and Multipliers HARTING Han-Yellock (R) with integrated Multipliers (3) HARTING Han-Yellock (R) with integrated Multipliers (1) HARTING Han-Yellock (R) with integrated Multipliers (2) (1)

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