New design for plugs and sockets

New design for plugs and sockets

ACDC Dynamics, sole distributors of the GEWISS product range in South Africa, launches it’s new range of IEC309 HIGH PERFORMANCE plugs and sockets around the country at an event filled with

new ideas and innovations. 

“GEWISS's new IEC 309 HIGH PERFORMANCE range is a high-end range of industrial connections delivering outstanding performance, functionality and technical features. The range boasts a fully comprehensive assortment of products to create any kind of service or industrial system and is geared to make your installation simpler and more efficient,” says the company. 

The new range expands GEWISS's assortment of 16 A and 32 A mobile plugs, mobile and flush-mounting socket-outlets, with IP44 and IP66/67/68/69 degrees of protection, both in the quick and screw wiring versions.

“The range is extremely quick and simple to wire and assemble – which is a unique feature in the market. The range has also been restyled as a single modern, functional line, for both quick and screw wiring versions.” 

The range includes 63 and 125 A plugs and socket-outs, with a polarity, voltage and nominal frequencies suitable for all systems up to 500V, offering IP44 protection and IP67 watertight versions, multipliers and adapters, very low voltage versions, plus 90°, straight flush-mounting and 10° surface-mounting versions.

The company touts the main features of the IEC 309 HIGH PERFORMANCE range as:

Safe-lock closure

The ¼ turn screw guarantees practical, simple use, quick assembly and safe closing due to the readily identifiable reference system; plus the same screwdrivers used for conventional wiring can be used with ease. The reinforced technopolymer of the SAFE-LOCK system ensures maximum resistance to abrasion and a long lifespan, eliminating the problem of the metal closing system becoming corroded, even in more aggressive environments such as water and steam. The body/grip coupling is solid and effective for outstanding performance.

Practical and ergonomic

All the mobile socket-outlet covers have a special shape making them safe and simple to open. So the covers can be opened using just one hand: this makes plug/socket-outlet insertion practical and simple.

A new functional coupling system

The nibbed screw, which is a product requirement for secure socket-outlet covers, is also on the socket-outlets. With their innovative shape, these new products can be coupled to fencing and scaffolding during use in trailing systems.

Raised earth terminal

The new IEC309 HIGH PROTECTION range has an earth terminal that is raised compared to other terminals. If a connection cable is accidentally pulled out, the earth cable will be the last to be released, preventing the user from getting an electric shock and avoiding electrical discharge on devices.

A new cable clamping system

The new external cable clamp, used on all versions, secures the cable and maintains the IP rating in absolute safety. It can easily be bundle closed by hand, without using any tools. The anti-loosening device prevents the accidental unscrewing or loosening of screws, even when subject to considerable vibration or mechanical stress. The ring nut is unlosable, even if completely loose, to make wiring easier for the installer. The cable gland can accommodate a range of cables above regulatory requirements, both at the bottom and top. 

Nickel-plated pins and contacts

All IEC309 HP range products feature nickel-plated pins and contacts for a more efficient contact on elements subject to a higher degree of oxidisation: the nickel-plating guarantees maximum product life and allows for use in environments with critical climatic conditions (marine environments) or aggressive substances.

Single pack

Each IEC 309 HP range item is individually blister-packed. This means the product is always clean in all storage conditions. Each blister pack has the bar code of the product, for easy identification by wholesalers and the instructions leaflet.


All products are in halogen-free technopolymer conforming to EN50267-2-2, guaranteeing the utmost safety for people and equipment in the case of fire: the ideal and most common solution throughout Europe for all public places and areas with large numbers of people.

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