'Powercon' offers 20 amp rating in a secure-locking, compact housing, and meets all current safety standards. The series offers a 3-pole connection, with pre-mating earth connection and compact design (the series shares many body components with the 'Speakon' twist-lock loudspeaker connector, though naturally is totally incompatible!). The secure Neutrik strain-relief chuck cable strain relief accepts cables 5-15mm diameter, and the locking is by the twistlock principle with metal latch (as on current 'Speakon' connectors).
Cable connectors have screw terminals (max. wire size 4mm), panel connectors have 'Faston' 4.8 ×0.5mm 'spade' terminals. NAC3MP panel connectors have plain mounting holes and are airtight. The -WOT variants are without the terminal barrier, for use with larger insulated spade terminal receptacles.
The series has two variants, the A (inlet) and B (outlet) types. Both are similar but have different keying to prevent mismating and are different colours. This means it is impossible to produce a short circuit with correctly wired connectors.
Type A is for power inlet, and is colour coded blue (equivalent in function to IEC 60320 C13 cable female and C14 panel male). Type B is for power outlet and is colour coded grey (equivalent in function to IEC 60320 type F panel female and type E cable male).
A number of accessories are available for use with the Powercon 20 Amp series:
||In-line coupler to permit linking of cables, this has one type A and one type B connector
||Red moulded PVC insulating cover for panel types
||Black moulded PVC insulating cover for panel types
||Faston 4.8mm crimp spade terminals, for use with panel connectors
||M3 tapped mounting frame for NAC3MP (fits behind connector to avoid using nuts)
||Dummy plug, used to blank unused NAC3MP connectors
||Dust protection cover for NAC3MPA and NAC3MPB, used when no connector is mated
||Hinged cover for panel connectors, gives protection to IP54 when closed, available in several colours
||Sealing gasket and colour coding for D-size panel connectors
Note 1:- Cable connectors will only mate with their corresponding panel connector type. e.g. Mains Input cable connectors will only mate with Mains Input panel connector (both blue). Mains Output cable connectors will only mate with Mains Output cable connectors (both grey).
Note 2: Neutrik Powercon connectors are certified to the IEC 62368-1 standard which is defined as "appliance couplers for household and similar general purpose". If these connectors are required for use in a building installation, the installer must ensure that the necessary protective measures and applicable standards are complied with. This series of connectors can be used in an application such as a building installation, but Neutrik cannot offer certification or declaration of conformity for this use.