System current of the GST18® plug connector system increased to 20 A
The rated current of Wieland Electric's complete GST18® installation plug connector system will be increased from 16 A to 20 A. This applies both to all components and to the prefabricated cables with a conductor cross section of 2.5 mm².This change is required by the VDE approval which has been updated to meet the current version of the EN 61535:2010 installation plug connector standard; the transitional period ends.
After the changeover to 20 A rated current, the GST18® system will be compliant with the new standard. This will further extend the variety of use of the plug connector series for all application fields, particularly in energy distribution for buildings. To increase current-carrying capability, contacts have been adapted and extensive lab tests have been carried out. Backward compatibility with previously supplied GST18® products is guaranteed.