Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Eco-Friendly Appliance Connectors

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A range of eco-friendly products, including bio-based appliance connectors, are designed to reduce CO2 emissions and build a sustainable future. 


Sustainability has transitioned from being merely a trend to becoming a pressing necessity. We should actively seek opportunities to minimize our CO2 emissions. In line with this commitment, SCHURTER has introduced its Green Line products. These items are crafted from top-tier bio-based plastics derived from plant-based sources, underlining our dedication to a greener future. The products 6100-3, 6100-4, 6102-3, 6102-5, 6600-3, and 6600-4 are IEC 60320 compatible appliance connectors. These connectors are now also available in versions crafted from bio-based plastics.

The company claims that the “Green Line” is a product range of components designed to actively reduce the current CO2 emissions and decrease reliance on fossil resources. 

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An eco-conscious substitute for the commonly used fossil-based plastics is the utilization of plastics derived from plant-based sources. These plant-based materials possess a carbon-neutral footprint throughout their entire life cycle, resulting in substantial reductions in CO2 emissions associated with the products. Furthermore, bio-based plastics often exhibit lower densities than their fossil counterparts, leading to decreased material consumption.

Some of the technical specifications of the green line products include:

  • Ratings IEC 10 A / 250 VAC; 50 Hz 
  • Ratings UL/CSA 15 A / 250 VAC; 60 Hz 
  • Dielectric Strength > 2 kVAC between L-N, > 2 kVAC between L/N-PE(1 min/50 Hz) 
  • Allowable Operation Temperature-25 °C to 70 °C
  • Protection against electric shock: Suitable for appliances with protection class I acc. to IEC 61140
  • Terminal: Solder / Quick Connect
  • Material: Housing Thermoplastic, black, UL 94V-0

Additional products featuring the integrated IEC 60320 appliance connectors will be introduced shortly. The company is committed to providing a comprehensive product lineup with a markedly diminished CO2 footprint.

Nidhi Agarwal
Nidhi Agarwal
Nidhi Agarwal is a journalist at EFY. She is an Electronics and Communication Engineer with over five years of academic experience. Her expertise lies in working with development boards and IoT cloud. She enjoys writing as it enables her to share her knowledge and insights related to electronics, with like-minded techies.


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