New connectors for industrial lighting connections
Wago Corporation's new connectors for its Winsta series speed electrical connections for industrial lighting.
WAGO Corporation added three new connectors to its Winsta Mini and Midi Connection Systems. The MINI 890 Series received 4- and 5-pole units for space-restricted applications. Mid-range MIDI 770 Series added a new 2-pole connector, enabling MIDI to continue providing the broadest array of connectors for standard installations.
Mini 890 Series:
Winsta Mini’s 4- and 5-Pole Plug and Socket Connectors join existing 2- and 3-pole connectors. Engineered for modern lighting fixtures, such as LED luminaires, Winsta Mini is rated up to 600 V and 14 A (16 AWG). Winsta Mini carries a UL Current Interruption Rating of 5 A, 600 V for disconnection under load, providing safe swap-out of components such as drivers or LED modules.
Midi 770 Series:
Aimed at high-bay fluorescent fixtures and other electrical installations, a new 2-Pole Plug and Socket Connectors join Winsta Midi 3-, 4- and 5-pole units. The plug-and-play 2-Pole connectors are rated up to 600 V and 20 A (12 AWG) and carry a UL Current Interruption Rating of 10 A, 600 V. Thus, Midi is apparently a safe means of disconnection for hot-swappable components such as pumps and small motors. MIDI options include snap-mount, flying lead and distribution connectors that enable use of pre-configured assemblies, streamlining on-site installations.
Winsta Pluggable Connection Systems:
Winsta Midi reportedly accommodates conductors AWG 20–12 up to 20A; Mini accommodates AWG 22–16 up to 14A. Both feature 2- to 5-pole plug and socket modules for cord-end or snap-in panel mounting; various pluggable distributors (e.g., T-connectors, H-connectors); as well as distribution boxes. Safety features: Touch-proof housings and connections that are 100% safeguarded from mismating — coding is optional. Mated pairs incorporate optional Positive Locking to ensure halves stay properly connected.
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