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516 Series Rectangular Rack & Panel Connectors

Industry standard high-reliability rack and panel connectors with plastic or metal cable clamps.

Supplier: EDAC

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Technology type: Rectangular and Multipole Connectors

The EDAC 516 Series of rectangular multipole ‘Rack & Panel’ connectors offer high-reliability connections and are ideal where large amounts of wires require terminating to a panel, as used in applications including broadcast, railway signalling, oil & gas control and general industrial systems.

 Available in contact configurations ranging from 14 to 120 positions, the contact design allows for gas-tight connection and a high degree of shock and vibration resistance. Ease of mating is accomplished through the actuating screw and lock nut system.

Range features

A high level overview of what this range offers

  • Plug & receptacle in 20, 38, 56, 90 & 120 contact sizes
  • Hermaphroditic contact mating design
  • Termination options include PCB, wire wrap, crimp & wire hole
  • Simplified mating and unmating through use of actuator screws
  • Optional top or side entry covers in plastic or metal material
  • Polarising hardware adjustable for 288 mating combinations
  • Versatile cover design allows assembly/disassembly after termination complete
  • Actuating screws, locknuts, polarising hardware, covers and contacts available for both plug & receptacle
  • Tools available for contact installation, removal, crimping and polarisation
  • RoHS2 compliant & UL certified

What's in this range?

All the variants in the range and a comparison of what they offer





Insulator material

Diallyl phthalate, thermoplastic polyester or polycarbonate UL 94V- 0

Dielectric withstanding voltage

2000 V AC rms at sea level

Contact material

Copper alloy, gold plated over nickel on entire contact

Insulation resistance

5000 megaohms minimum

Contact rating


Operating temperature

-40°C to +105°C or -40°C to +125°C (Diallyl Phthalate Only)

Contact resistance

10 milliohms maximum

Insertion & withdrawal force

2 to 16 oz (0.56 to 4.45N) per contact position

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