The jury of the “German Design Awards 2014” has nominated the plug-in connector “PV-Stick” – for the quick cabling of photovoltaic systems – for the international premium prize in the category “Industrial Goods and Materials”. The properties of the one-part photovoltaic plug-in connector “PV-Stick” make it a prime example of product design being fully oriented to user requirements. It has already been honoured by two international expert juries: The “PV-Stick” is one of the winners of this year's “iF product design award” and the “red dot award: product design”. With the nomination for the “German Design Award 2014”, the innovative plug-in connector “PV-Stick” with the “PUSH IN” connection system is continuing its series of awards.
The convincingly designed plug-in connector “PV-Stick” has been specially developed for quick and cost-effective cabling of photovoltaic systems. We have provided the innovative plug-in connector with the “PUSH IN” connection system, thus dispensing with the need for a crimp contact. The stripped cable is simply inserted into the pre-assembled, one-piece plug-in connector – “click” and the secure connection is already established. Simply turn the screw cap – done.
The reliable connection does not require a crimping tool. The innovative “PUSH IN” connection system saves approx. 50% of the time required for cabling solar systems – without affecting quality. The recipe of success for this simplicity lies in the connector's design, which combines technical performance with efficient operation down to the last detail. For example, an indentation on the screw cap provides an accurate indicator for determining the stripping length. Wire cross-sections of 4 mm² or 6 mm² can be directly connected to the “PV-Stick” in a matter of seconds. The contact system is designed in such a way that even finely stranded wires are not fanned out during insertion; wire-end ferrules or crimp contacts are no longer required.
The rating data is as follows: 30 A and 1000 VDC (IEC). The ribs in the plastic are an additional practical design element. They provide a particularly good grip, which significantly improves the handling of the “PV-Stick” under all environmental conditions. To sum up: the impressively designed “PV-Stick” with the “PUSH IN” connection system and “Type 4” connector face offers a thoroughly practical solution for solar applications. In short, it is currently the easiest way to cable solar systems – and thanks to “PUSH IN” technology it is also the fastest. “PV-Stick” complies with the DIN EN 50521 standard and is TÜV-approved (German Technical Inspectorate).
The seal of design quality
“German Design Award 2014”
The “German Design Award 2014” is an international premium prize of the German Design Council. The German Design Council is a competence centre in communicating design. Only the council itself, members of its foundation and the economics ministries of the German federal states can nominate companies and designers for the German Design Award. The “PV-Stick” has been nominated in the category “Industrial Goods and Materials”.
“iF product design award”
The “iF design award” was established in 1953 under the name “Die gute Industrieform” (good industrial design) and was presented this year for the 60th time. Manufacturers and designers working in product design, communication design and packaging design can submit their work in three disciplines. The award is presented for outstanding design – as assessed by an international jury of experts. Today, the “iF design awards” are among the largest and most important international design awards, and the “iF label” is a seal of quality that is recognised all over the world.
“red dot award: product design”
The product design competition has existed since 1955. Its award, the “red dot”, is an internationally recognised seal of quality. As a seal of quality for aesthetic design, the “red dot” is only awarded for works that impress the red dot jury and their high design standards. The best products receive the “red dot: best of the best” award.
Weidmüller – electrical connection, transmission and conversion of power, signals and data in the industrial environment.
Weidmüller plug-in connector “PV-Stick” nominated for the “German Design Award 2014”. – Impressive combination of design and function.
Weidmüller plug-in connector “PV-Stick” nominated for the “German Design Award 2014”. – The “PV-Stick” is already one of the winners of this year's “iF product design award" and the “red dot award: product design”.
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