ArcZero series DC connectors

DC connectors for safe connection and disconnection under load

DC connectors from Phoenix Contact can be safely connected and disconnected under load. The ArcZero series provides you with reliable protection against hazardous electric arcs. The capability of being connected under load enables selected components to be fully shut down, thus ensuring high system availability. The impact strength of the low-voltage connectors also enables DC connections to be established under extreme conditions.

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CBC-PRC 3-FC-MS6 8-21 800V - Connector
CBC-PRC 3-FC-MS6 8-21 800V - Connector
1453450

Connector, Range of articles: ArcZero, color: black, number of positions: 3, min. conductor cross section: 1.5 mm2, max. conductor cross section: 6 mm2, rated voltage: 800 VDC, rated current: 20 A, Connection method: Screw connection, Contact connection type: Pin, min. cable diameter: 8 mm, max. cable diameter: 21 mm, Maximum load when disconnecting: 16 kW, scope: DC-Grids

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CBC-PRC 3-FT25-MS6 800V - Panel feed-through
CBC-PRC 3-FT25-MS6 800V - Panel feed-through
1453451

Panel feed-through, Range of articles: ArcZero, color: black, number of positions: 3, min. conductor cross section: 1.5 mm2, max. conductor cross section: 6 mm2, rated voltage: 800 VDC, rated current: 20 A, Connection method: Screw connection, Contact connection type: Pin, min. cable diameter: 8 mm, max. cable diameter: 21 mm, Maximum load when disconnecting: 16 kW, scope: DC-Grids

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CBC-PRC 3-FC-FS6 8-21 HR 800V - Coupler connector
CBC-PRC 3-FC-FS6 8-21 HR 800V - Coupler connector
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Coupler connector, Range of articles: ArcZero, color: black, number of positions: 3, min. conductor cross section: 1.5 mm2, max. conductor cross section: 6 mm2, rated voltage: 800 VDC, rated current: 20 A, Connection method: Screw connection, Contact connection type: Socket, min. cable diameter: 8 mm, max. cable diameter: 21 mm, Maximum load when disconnecting: 16 kW, scope: DC-Grids

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CBC-PRC 3-FC-MS6 8-21 400V - Connector
CBC-PRC 3-FC-MS6 8-21 400V - Connector
1437019

Connector, Range of articles: ArcZero, color: black, number of positions: 3, min. conductor cross section: 1.5 mm2, max. conductor cross section: 6 mm2, rated voltage: 400 VDC, rated current: 20 A, Connection method: Screw connection, Contact connection type: Pin, min. cable diameter: 8 mm, max. cable diameter: 21 mm, Maximum load when disconnecting: 8 kW, scope: DC-Grids

Your advantages

  • Safety: The innovative DC connector can be safely disconnected and connected, even under load.It reliably protects operators against the electric arc. 
  • Fast disconnection of flying leads: Tool-free locking ensures safe and flexible handling for operators.
  • Ease of maintenance: The new DC connector enables the time-saving maintenance or replacement of connected devices and reduces downtimes to a minimum.
  • Robust design: The shockproof DC connector was designed for use even in extreme conditions.
  • Durability: The high number of insertion cycles make ArcZero particularly durable and cost-effective.

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ArcZero series DC connectors

DC connectors with ArcZero technology

Safe connection and disconnection under load

The DC connector can be safely connected and disconnected under load. ArcZero technology provides reliable protection against hazardous electric arcs. Connecting and disconnecting under load enables selected components to be fully shut down, thus ensuring high system availability.

Main features

  • Connection cross-sections: 1.5 to 6 mm²
  • Rated voltage: 400 / 800 V DC
  • Rated current: 20 A
  • Up to 1,000 insertion cycles
  • VDE approval

Your Advantages

  • Safe connection and disconnection under load
  • Fast disconnection of flying leads
  • Time-saving maintenance or replacement of connected devices
  • Robust outdoor design even for extreme conditions
  • Particularly durable and economical

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DC connectors in the ArcZero series

Main features at a glance

We off you the right the DC connectors for your application. With its well-designed inner workings, the ArcZero DC connector from Phoenix Contact provides reliable protection against electric arcs. ​

Features

Nominal cross-section 1.5 mm² … 6 mm²
Rated voltage 400 V / 800 V
Rated current 20 A
Degrees of protection IP66 / IP68 (2 m / 2 h) / IP69 / IK 08
International approvals DIN EN 61984, IEC TS 62735-1
Insertion cycles 500 (under rated load)
DC connectors for protection against electric arcs in DC applications

What is special about the ArcZero DC connectors from Phoenix Contact? ​

DC applications are becoming increasingly more established in the markets, since they offer many advantages like reduced conversion losses. Nevertheless, up to now, disconnecting under load has produced a dangerous electric arc. Not so, however, with the DC connectors of the ArcZero series from Phoenix Contact. These reliably protect you against electric arcs and thus enable safe connection and disconnection under load.

This allows you to safely shut down selected parts of the system when you need to replace parts or service a device, while the rest of the system remains in operation. This means high availability – with downtimes being a thing of the past.

ArcZero series DC connectors: Reliable protection against dangerous electric arcs

The added value in detail

DC connectors of the ArcZero series enable safe DC connections
Field cabling with DC connector for electric arc prevention
DC connection technology of the ArcZero series
ArcZero series DC connectors
ArcZero connectors
DC connectors of the ArcZero series enable safe DC connections

Safe connection and disconnection under load become possible for the first time. The special feature is integrated in the DC connector. An innovative piece of electronics, directly built into the connector, actively quenches the electric arc. This solution protects the operator during the maintenance of operating systems.

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Field cabling with DC connector for electric arc prevention

The DC connector proves advantageous also in field cabling. The locking, which can be opened manually, enables the connection to be disconnected easily and without additional tools. This solution ensures particularly easy handling during installation and maintenance. 

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DC connection technology of the ArcZero series

When a device needs to be replaced during maintenance, this can now be done under load without any problems. You no longer need to disconnect the entire system from power. This results in less downtime, high system availability, and even more efficiency. Safety is ensured without limitation.

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ArcZero series DC connectors

The shockproof DC connector was designed for use even in extreme conditions. High degrees of protection up to IP69 ensure reliable power distribution. Even demanding environmental conditions pose no problems. The impact strength up to IK08 makes ArcZero a robust solution, even for high mechanical requirements.

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ArcZero connectors

The high number of insertion cycles make the ArcZero series particularly durable and cost-effective. To ensure a long-term stable connection without failure, the quality of the contact points was extensively tested in a certified laboratory beforehand.

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Safely into the future with the DC connector

The transition from AC grids to DC grids is becoming increasingly important. In an interview, product specialist Andreas Beck explains how the ArcZero series connector can facilitate this change and what advantages it offers.

Product Manager ArcZero Andreas Beck

ArcZero is Product of the Year 2024

Award for Phoenix Contact DC connectors: ArcZero made it to the top of the winner’s podium. Readers of the German trade journal “Elektronik” and the online platform elektroniknet.de voted the DC connector as the winner in the “Electromechanics and passive components” category. Product Manager Andreas Beck proudly accepted the award in Munich in March 2024.

FAQs

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Person with question mark over head – FAQs about DC connectors
Person with question mark over head – FAQs about DC connectors
Person with question mark over head – FAQs about DC connectors
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Person with question mark over head – FAQs about DC connectors
Person with question mark over head – FAQs about DC connectors

The connector is resistant to impacts of class IK08 at temperatures down to -25°C. The impact force is similar to the impact of a medium-sized hammer dropping from a height of approximately 1 m onto the connector.

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Yes, mechanical loads, e.g., due to cables, need to be supported up to 50 cm behind the connector through cable ties. The bending radius of the cable must also be observed.

Person with question mark over head – FAQs about DC connectors

The cable must always meet the requirements of your application. Therefore, check the cable data sheet to determine whether the cable manufacturer has approved the cable for the desired application. When selecting cables, pay special attention to the DC voltage level and whether it is suitable for indoor or outdoor use.

Person with question mark over head – FAQs about DC connectors

Using the ArcZero connector, end and distribution circuits up to 20 A and 400 V or 800 V can be connected. To be able to safely disconnect 400 V or 800 V under load, large clearances between the potentials are required inside the connector. The clearances prevent the operators from suffering an electric shock.

Person with question mark over head – FAQs about DC connectors

All items of the series are equipped with screw connection technology with wire guard.

Person with question mark over head – FAQs about DC connectors

Yes, the connector has reached its wear limit and should then be replaced.

At home in numerous industries


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DC power grids in industry

DC power grids in industry are becoming increasingly important on the road to more sustainable production. Phoenix Contact is committed to the safe use of DC technology and is researching comprehensive DC-based smart grids together with other companies. Learn why direct current is the industrial energy system of the future and what it has to do with sustainability.