SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC’S PRATIKA INDUSTRIAL PLUGS AND SOCKETS RANGE NOW IN SA
The wide range of Pratika plugs and sockets is the result of Schneider Electric’s experience and expertise. It is a complete range, available in 16 A, 32 A, 63 A and 125 A with degree of protection IP44 and IP67 in the Wander (plugs and sockets), panel and wall-mounted versions. The solutions are fast to connect, as well as being safe, functional and ergonomic, easy-to-use and intuitive.
Furthermore, complying to IEC 60309 standards, all the Pratika industrial sockets have a lock or holding mechanism, which keeps the plug firmly ‘locked’ in the socket, preventing it from being pulled out inadvertently.
Sockets with an interlock switch have been designed to meet the safety requirements and, in particular, to prevent plug insertion or removal while the socket is under load.
The interlocking device allows closure of the main switch and, subsequently, the power supply, only when the plug is fully inserted in the socket, and when complete mechanical and electrical connection has occurred between the sleeves and pins. Plug removal is possible only when the switch is in the ‘off’ position. The use of this solution is compulsory in accordance with the regulations in force, such as in places where there is a risk of explosion or fire.
However, to prevent dangerous contacts capable of causing overheating, and consequently insulation deterioration or the outbreak of a fire, it is always advisable to adopt this safety measure. In this way the user has the guarantee that current can only be accessed under optimum safety conditions with the plug correctly inserted.
The range is designed to suit all needs and all kinds of environments within the tertiary and agricultural sector, industry, workshops, on building sites, as well as indoors and outdoors.
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