The Stage pin, an industry favorite and considered by many the best connector for us. It has been around since the early 20th century. Little has changed in the over all design since it was introduced. Sure, we have some up with better materials and secure wire connections.
There has always been the issue of bent pins, thus requiring a pin tool or the old air gap impedance problem from connections slipping apart.
Lex Products has come up with a way to fit all of those little announces with the new EverGrip Molded Stage Pin Connector. Lex developed the EverGrip Molded Stage Pin Extension and safety shroud in response to industry research, which revealed crushed and bent pins were the primary cause of stage pin connector failure, resulting in poor connections between male and female devices.
Exclusive Safety Shroud for Extra Connector Pin Protection: The spring-loaded shroud features a lock button that fastens the shroud in the forward position to prevent damage to pins, or in the retracted position for easy mating with panel mount receptacles. A separate connector lock button fastens male and female inline connectors together when mated to prevent accidental disconnection.
Proprietary Construction: The new EverGrip Molded Stage Pin Extensions, available in 60 and 100 Amp ratings, contain thermoset resin contact carriers, which resist electrical tracking and can withstand higher temperatures caused by overload or arcing. Lex Products’ exclusive premold design bonds the cable and connector together to deliver superior strain relief and secure terminations. An impact resistant thermoplastic elastomer overmold prevents internal damage to pins and contacts and is insulated for safe handling.
Designed for Ease of Use and Extended Cable Life: An exclusive, ergonomic, tapered hand grip provides a firm gripping surface for easy connector mating and unmating. The extension’s rugged, one-piece connector construction inhibits infiltration of contaminants and eliminates joints and loose assembly screws. A UV-stabilized thermoplastic elastomer exterior prevents connector housing degradation when used outdoors.
The new EverGrip Molded Stage Pin Extension is expected to begin shipping mid summer 2012. Learn more at www.lexproducts.com.