These cable connectors are ideal for a wide variety of harsh-environment applications.
The SOURIAU (part of Esterline Connection Technologies) WME cable connector series is approved by the EN 16330 for both outside and inside cabin connectivity. This European standard applies to power systems, drive implements, and attachments such as street cleaning brushes, snow plows, and more, and ensures interchangeability of vehicles and implements to resolve both the compatibility issue and ensure safety of the installers and workers. The WME Series is ideal for a wide variety of harsh-environment applications from winter and road service vehicles to agricultural, mining, and mobile machinery.
The WME Series offers UV resistance and waterproof sealing when mated. It has a self-closing cap with a secondary locking feature that makes it shock- and vibration-resistant. The connector also has an enhanced-grip feature to facilitate connection while wearing gloves. The product family includes a complete range of connectors, closing caps, backshells, and accessories.
WME1 is the external vehicle attachment solution. It consists of thermoplastic shells, cable glands, a closing cap, and inserts that are halogen-free and RoHS-compliant. It can withstand extreme temperatures ranging from -30°C to +85°C and is IP68/69K rated, as well as resistant to a wide array of fluids such as gas and mineral oils, acids, and cleaning agents. It also features a withstand voltage of 5,000V and has a mechanical durability of 250 mating cycles.
WME2 is the internal cabin solution, which is also halogen-free and RoHS-approved. It has an operating temperature range from -40°C to +125°C, and is UL94 V-O flammability rated. Its electrical components have a withstand voltage of 1500V, and its mechanical durability is 250 mating cycles.
The WME Series also includes accessories such as protective caps for plugs and dust caps.