It is crucial to have constant energy available to supply electrical equipment in data centres. Modular battery storage systems often support the emergency power supply for this critical equipment. These consist of several storage cabinets modularly combined and containing storage units in the form of drawers inside.
With the Han S® series, HARTING offers secure connection technology for front mounting energy storage modules. The compact and flexible housings accommodate contacts for currents up to 200 A and 1500 V and bulkhead housings can be flexibly rotated through 360 degrees. HARTING have also coloured the positive terminals red and the negative terminals black, which when combined with additional mechanical coding, prevents the interfaces from being incorrectly mated.
The Han S® offers users plug-in connections for storage modules while providing maximum safety, since the design meets all technical requirements and is based on the latest standard UL 4128 for stationary energy storage systems. Connectors can also be delivered pre-assembled with cables, depending on customer specifications.
The male contact for the battery module is designed to be finger safe and is equipped with a screw contour with an M8 thread, meaning the contact can be easily installed on the battery module with a socket spanner. The socket contact is crimped onto the cable and then inserted and screwed into the sleeve housing.
These properties are also beneficial for service and maintenance. If a cell in an energy storage module shows a drop in performance, the management system can be used to switch it off so it can be replaced. To do so, the Han S® interfaces of the adjacent modules are simply turned to the locked state to make room for the switch-out. This procedure can be done without interrupting the energy storage functions of the neighbouring modules.
Han S® is the first high-current battery connector that meets the relevant UL standards for stationary energy storage systems. Among others, it fulfils the requirements of UL 4128 for connectors in electrochemical battery system applications, UL 1973 for batteries in stationary applications, and UL 9540 for energy storage systems and accessories.
If you’d like to know more about the Han S®, please visit www.harting.com/UK/en-gb/connector-battery-storage or email firstname.lastname@example.org .