Saf-D-Grid® DC Power Connector from Anderson Power Products® Achieves EMerge Alliance® Registered Product Status

Anderson Power Products® is pleased to announce “Registered Product” status with the EMerge Alliance® for their Saf-D-Grid® DC power connection system. APP® introduced Saf-D-Grid in January 2009 as an appliance power connector for server, telecommunication, and other devices operating up to 600 VDC.

EMerge Alliance is an open industry association leading the rapid adoption of safe DC power distribution and has published a standard for 380 (+/- 190) VDC power distribution systems for use in data centers and telecom central offices. Industry estimates for benefits of the power system architecture in the EMerge Alliance standard over best in class AC systems include:

• 2 to 10 times more reliable

• 7 to 15% more energy efficient

• 10 to 33% less space required

• Up to 30% reduction in maintenance

• 6 to 10% lower CAPEX equipment costs

• Simplified integration of on-site energy generation and storage

Saf-D-Grid provides a critical link in the broad scale adoption of 380 VDC power distribution systems in data / telecom centers by providing a safe power interconnect for power supplies, power distribution units, and peripheral devices. The Saf-D-Grid is size compatible with the IEC 320 C13 and C14 AC connection system standard 19.9mm by 26.8mm panel cut out. It is the only connector system so sized that is UL rated for safe disconnect of a 400 VDC, 20 amp load.

User safety and DC arc protection is achieved through proper voltage clearance and unique geometries which minimize the severity and duration of arcing while shielding the operator. Both plug and receptacle sides of the connection are touch safe per UL 60950 and IEC 60950 to protect the user from capacitance in the line. An integral latching system prevents accidental disconnect improving safety and reliability. Saf-D-Grid meets international safety requirements for hazardous, low voltage applications per UL 1977 and IEC 61984.

About Anderson Power Products®

Anderson Power Products® is a leader in developing high quality, low cost, power interconnect solutions for industries including: Back Up Power Systems, Electrical Vehicles, UPS Systems, Telecommunications High-Technology Devices and Alternative Energy Solutions. Headquartered in Sterling, MA, Anderson Power Product’s facility is ISO 9001:2008 certified and uses automated manufacturing to offer uncompromising quality. In addition, APP operates a distribution and assembly facility in Warrington, England to provide support for their European customers, as well as three Asia Pacific facilities: Shenzhen, China, Shatin Hong Kong and Taichung City 407, Taiwan (R.O.C.).

APP® connectors are available through their authorized distributor network or direct from the factory. For further information about the company and its products, call 978-422-3600 or visit

About EMerge Alliance®

The EMerge Alliance is an open industry association leading the rapid adoption of safe DC power distribution in commercial buildings through the development of EMerge Alliance standards. These innovative standards integrate interior infrastructures, power, controls and devices in a common microgrid platform to facilitate the hybrid use of AC and DC power throughout buildings for unprecedented design and space flexibility, greater energy efficiency and improved sustainability. The nonprofit Alliance is supported by more than 100 member organizations and continues to accept new members at various levels. For more information, please visit


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