DARMSTADT, Germany - 20 February, 2014 - TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity, announces its innovative ANSI C136.41 compliant solution for the electrical and mechanical interconnection between a photocontrol cell and a street lighting luminaire. TE Connectivity is a pioneer in elegant interconnects that seamlessly integrate controls and transmit power and data across multiple building systems to enable optimal performance on every level.
The ANSI C136.41 compliant dimming receptacle along with the mating spring leaf contacts provide increased energy efficiency while expanding the dimming capabilities within streetlights. Ideal for outdoor commercial and utility lighting, the ANSI C136.41 dimming receptacle is pre-configured with wire leads to allow for ease of integration into a new or existing outdoor lighting fixture.
The receptacles incorporate two or four signal connections along with the standard, proven ANSI C136.10 compliant twist-lock power connections that provide one or two channel photocell dimming capabilities within street lights. Mating spring leaf contacts are available for customer-designed photocontrol assemblies. Ample documentation is available to enable easy spring leaf contact integration into customer designs.
“The ANSI C136.41 compliant receptacle enables dimming capabilities and more intelligent controls in street lighting that ultimately reduce energy costs,” says Alex Hunt, product manager, TE Intelligent Buildings. “The receptacles provide a standardized interface that facilitates flexible, unparalleled control of street lighting when used with new or soon-to-be-released photo control modules.”
The ANSI C136.41 dimming receptacle is available with 105°C and 150°C rated wire insulation for various temperature graded luminaires. The receptacles meet dimensional requirements for ANSI C136.41-2013, as well as ANSI C136.10. There are two mechanical versions of the receptacles offered to manufacturers: a 5 position with three power contacts and two dimming contacts, and a 7 position with three power contacts and four dimming contacts. The power contacts can withstand voltages up to 480VAC/DC, and the dimming contacts up to 1A 600VAC/DC.