Farnell first to stock Bulgin EXPlora range of connectors designed for hazardous environments

FAR279LRFarnell is the first European distributor to stock the new Bulgin EXPlora multipole connector range. Independently tested for compliance with ATEX standards, the EXPlora range is environmentally sealed to IP68 to provide protection against dust and moisture ingress in the most demanding and hazardous environments including explosive atmospheres.

The compact EXPlora range is available with 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 10 pole variants and in four body styles – cable, in-line cable, panel and flange fixing. Ratings are 18A, 600Vac/dc for 2 to 5 poles, 16A, 430Vac/dc for 7 poles and 10A, 250Vac/dc for 10 poles. Conductors of up to 4mm2 can be accommodated.

Through its industry-leading websites featuring tools such as Live Chat, and easily accessible data sheets, Farnell is able to support its electronics design engineering customers with information and ideas to help them select the most appropriate components and devices for their new designs. The element14 online engineering community provides a unique additional resource. Further information about the EXPlora multipole connector range can be found at the Bulgin Electronics community on element14.

Farnell’s Director of Supplier & Product Management, Mike Buffham said: “Being the first distributor to stock Bulgin’s EXPlora range underlines how Farnell is at the leading-edge of technology in the electronics sector. By working with us, design engineers across the globe can be confident that they are getting access to the very latest technology from industry-leading suppliers for their new designs.”

John Jonas, Distribution Sales Manager, Bulgin commented: “With operations throughout Europe and Asia Pacific and over 30 country websites, we believe Farnell has the right logistics infrastructure to reach the greatest number of customers with our products. Their high service sales model and technical competence complements this to make sure that engineers with harsh environment connector applications get accurate and complete information as quickly and efficiently as possible.”

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