32A rated – High load applications
Compact ø38mm circular design
Cable termination with crimp technology
Flexible – allowing for changes & reconfigurations
PowerConnect is designed to integrate with other OE Electrics products, providing a full, turn-key power solution from the mains electrical distribution board (DB) to desktop.
PowerConnect is a modular wiring solution, a flexible alternative to bus-bar and similar wiring systems. The simple, plug-n-play design makes on-site installation a breeze and saves considerable time. Less time on-site results in less labour…a tick in the box of any project manager.
Rated at 32A,PowerConnect complies with the electrical standard BS7671. Distributing power via MDB’s, each outlet has its own MCB, and each PDU providing 30mA RCBO protection.
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The connector used throughout the prefabricated wiring system must be manufactured and tested in accordance with BSEN 61535 – Installation couplers intended for permanent connection.
Unused connectors shall have fully shrouded (live) pins.
The connector system shall only be able to be disconnected by means of a specialist tool.
The system shall comprise 6491B LSOH BS7211 cables enclosed within a metal flexible conduit. Connectors will be rated at 20A for Lighting and 32A for Radial Power.
The connector system shall be circular to allow for ease of installation through fire barriers and stud walls.
The cable termination with the connectors should be screwless type, therefore, maintenance-free during the life of the installation.
The system and all components must meet the relevant British and European Standards for Prefabricated Wiring systems – BS 8488 Part 1.
The principal components of the prefabricated wiring system are as follows:
- Home Run
- Master Distribution Box (MDB)
- Extender Cable
- Fused Spur Unit
- T Connector
- Switch Module
Home Run Home run cables comprising of 2.5mm2, 4.0mm2, or 6.0mm2 LSOH singles (number dependant on the number of circuits) in metal flexible conduit (up to 40mm diameter) complete with gland and lock-nut. If the structured wiring system is to be integrated with a lighting or BMS control system the home run cable will generally comprise of a Belden type 8719 Fieldbus cable or DALI control pairs. These are to be run internally of the conduit with the power conductors, not separately. Length of the Home Run cable will be determined by position on site. This cable can be supplied pluggable for direct interface with the Distribution Board.
Master Distribution Box (MDB) MDB’s generally comprise of a solid galvanized steel enclosure with a removable lid and provision for earthing. Output ports are positioned around the perimeter of the MDB. The number of outputs will be determined by the project by standard configurations of 6 or 9 port/circuit.
Extender Cable Extender cable assemblies of up to 4.0mm2 LSOH singles in a metal flexible conduit (ø16mm) and pre-wired male and female.
Fused Connection Unit Fused connection units (for connection to fan-coils or similar loads) comprise of male and female connectors, suitably rated switch and fuse and provision for earthing. A 1m flex will carry the load to the equipment.
T Connector The T connector comprise of male and female connectors and tails, flex or flexible conduit drop lead for connection to luminaire/lighting control module (LCM)/fan coil unit (FCU)/variable air volume unit (VAV). Switch Module Switch modules shall allow for a local switch within the system. This can control 1 way, 2 way, intermediate, PIR or dimming switching requirements.