Phase 3 UK is the world leader in single and three-phase power connectors and sequential mating boxes for high-current applications.
Phase 3 UK High-Current Connectors
Phase 3 is an innovative manufacturer of harsh environment connectors and power distribution equipment based in the United Kingdom. Having recommended and supplied Phase 3 product to customers throughout Australia for many years, Connector-Tech ALS is now the manufacturer's official representative in Australia.
Phase 3's products have proven their value in the Australian market and the Powersafe range is now the preferred option for three phase power connections in the industrial, military, railway and entertainment industries. The Powersafe range includes Powersafe and Rotalock high-current connectors, the innovative Sequential Mating Box, network connection devices, splitter boxes and breakout leads.
In addition to the Powersafe series, Phase 3 caters to the entertainment industry with the SL419-compatible P3-19 series.
For more information on these two product ranges select from the options below.
When ordering a connector it is not always as simple matter of determining between 'male' and 'female' because this can refer to both the housing gender and the contact gender. Many manufacturers offer a given housing gender with both pin and socket. A common example of such confusion occurs in the Deutsch Industrial DT range, where the plug (or male connector) actually contains socket (or female) contacts. For this reason please specify both the contact and housing gender at the time of order.
The IP Rating of a connector or accessory relates to the degree of ingress protection provided by that component. The first digit of the code relates to the degree of protection against access to hazardous parts (conductors etc) and against solid foreign objects. The second digit refers to the degree of protection against the ingress of water. For two examples of this system, consider the most commonly seen IP ratings in our products: IP44 and IP67. IP44 4: Protection from solid objects ≤1mm | 4: Protection against splashing water IP67 6: Protection from dust-sized objects | 7: Protection against immersion in water at depth of 1m for 30mins A complete guide to all IP Ratings is available here.
These terms are used by Phase 3 and ITT Veam on their high-current connectors.The source is considered the half of the connection from which the power is sourced; or the half supplying the electrical power. In an emergency power application, the generator is the source and would be fitted with Panel Source (panel-mount) connectors, a Panel Source Powersafe Box, or Line Source (inline) connectors on pigtails. The drain is the half of the connection which drains the power from the source. In the same emergency power application described above, the network receiving the emergency power supply is the drain and would be fitted with Line Drain connectors, Panel Drain connectors or a Panel Drain Powersafe Box.
We commonly deal with both American Wire Gauge (AWG) and square millimetre (mm2) dimensions as the units used by manufacturers can vary. To convert between measurements please refer this conversion chart.