New 400 VDC Connector Systems for Power Level up to 2.6kW

Press Release Summary:

  • Available with operating temperature range of -5 °C to +105 °C
  • GP21 accommodates cable cross-section of between 0.75 mm²/18 AWG and 1.5 mm²/16 AWG
  • GS21 offers mounting options for 1.5 mm or 2.0 mm panels

Original Press Release:

UL Approved 400 VDC IEC Connector System GP21 / GS21 Receives VDE Mark

Santa Rosa, California, October 23, 2019 – SCHURTER ‘s recently announced 400 VDC connector system, GS21 socket-outlet and GP21 plug, has now achieved VDE certification, along with its previous UL approval. This newly acquired status makes SCHURTER the first producer of a connector system rated for 400 VDC, which is designed according to the IEC standard TS 62735-1 for a power level up to 2.6kW, enabling a worldwide standardized approach to DC power distribution in data centers.

This certification also verifies the hot plug rating of the two products. According to the IEC TS 62735-1 standard, the connector system is tested for an overload during test stage 1 and 2 and normal operation in stage 3 and 4.

The new IEC standard for DC power distribution requires a more complex design than traditional AC connector systems, outlined in the IEC standard 60320. The DC connector systems must be designed considering the increased potential for arcing when disconnecting the DC power supply under load.

The GP21 / GS21 has a permissible operating temperature range of -5 °C to +105 °C. The rewireable plug, GP21 accommodates a cable cross-section of between 0.75 mm²/18 AWG and 1.5 mm²/16 AWG. The socket-outlet, GS21 offers mounting options for 1.5 mm or 2.0 mm panels. Terminals are quick connect 6.3 x 0.8 mm or PCB. 

Pricing for the connector set starts at under $6.00 in quantities of 500 pieces. Delivery is stock to 8 weeks. The datasheet links can be found at and See also various resources at: Landing Page Data Center, and White Paper, Product Video. For sales and product information, contact Cora Umlauf at (800) 848-2600 or by email at I have attached images for online publishing.

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The SCHURTER Group is the world's leading Swiss technology company providing components and complex solutions that ensure safe power supply and simplified equipment operation. The company’s professional competence, financial independence, innovative strength and distinctive corporate culture, propel the SCHURTER Group, together with its customers and partners, into the digital future. The safe&easy brand claim not only refers to the products, but also the company’s business philosophy, which strives for sustainable success through innovation, high-quality products and service, flexibility and proximity to customers.

SCHURTER is known globally as an innovator, manufacturer and distributor of fuses, connectors, circuit breakers, switches, EMC products, and input systems. Touch screens and touch panels, capacitive sensor keypads, membrane keypads and housing systems are developed in close cooperation with its customers. Within its business unit Solutions, SCHURTER combines all competencies and puts them at the customer's disposal. SCHURTER products and solutions are developed especially for specific industry segments – medical, data and communication, automotive, avionics & space, energy and the broader industrial market. SCHURTER considers the quality of its products and services as the key factor to the company's lasting success. Its management and improvement processes are designed and certified according to ISO 9001, ISO 13485, ISO 14001, ISO 45001 and IATF 16949, using the EFQM and Baldrige Excellence Models, as well as the application of Lean Management principles such as Value Stream Planning, Power Innovation, SSO, and Six Sigma.

SCHURTER Inc., Santa Rosa, California is the exclusive North America sales and distribution office for the SCHURTER Group.

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