Modular power solutions
Molex's Brad modular power solutions features feeder circuits up to 30 A and molded drop cables for branch power distribution up to 15 A.
Molex Incorporated's Brad modular power solutions featuring rugged, molded trunk cables for feeder circuits up to 30 A, 600 V ac/dc and molded drop cables for branch power distribution circuits up to 15 A, 600 V ac/dc. Designed in compliance with the National Fire Protection Association’s NFPA-79 Electrical Standard for Industrial Machinery, Brad power components from Molex are UL2237 (PVVA) listed for use in motor branch circuits.
Brad power solutions are used in food and beverage processing, packaging and material handling, automotive assembly and pharmaceuticals. Compared to conduit-based hard wiring, Brad wiring systems are able to:
- Reduce operating costs
- Accelerate machine set-up
- Increase speed to commissioning of new industrial equipment
For added design flexibility, Brad power connectors are offered in two keying options for mechanically differentiated circuits on trunk and feeder lines. Tees with a crop connector provide an access point for branch circuits to field devices, while tees with a trunk connector split the main feeder circuit into sub-segments. Providing access points for branch or drop circuits, Brad power tees are a key component in establishing a modular, scalable, trunk and drop wiring topology.
Quick-connect Brad connectors and cordsets support rapid field wiring. All connectors feature an extended ground conductor pin, which meets the requirement for first-mate/last-break. Brad cordsets are built with TC-ER cable (Tray-Rated, Exposed Run).
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