The innovative, modular device connectors with spring clamp technology
FLEXIBLE AND SAFE: MOLA® DEVICE CONNECTORS
Installations with high protective rating can be implemented with more flexibility and tailored to any application better than ever thanks to the new modular MOLA® connectors for the
RST® MINI series.
THE ALL-ROUNDER FOR YOUR DEVICE
These modular device connectors have been optimized especially for luminaire manufacturers. As all-rounders, however, they can also be used in engines, heaters, controllers, and similar devices. The modular RST®MINI connector makes installing a great variety of applications more flexible, quicker, and safer.
MOLA® connectors are available as 2, 3, 4, and 5-pole models. Thanks to the modular design, the internal cable harness and housing can be prefabricated separately. The spring clamp connection facilitates the connection in the luminaire housing. Plus, MOLA® is “BJB ready” – this means suitable for automatic wiring by robots.
MOLA® helps to save valuable space. Thanks to the two connections per pole, there is no need for an internal terminal, saving space. The spring clamp connection also ensures that less space is needed during the installation than is required for a comparable installation with a screw connection.
MOLA® is an excellent option for a solution with through-wiring. This is usually realized with a 2.5 mm² conductor cross-section – no problem with MOLA®.
The spring clamp connections ensure that the conductors can be plugged in very easily during luminaire installation. This saves considerable time compared to an installation involving screw connection. Time is also saved by the splitter connection per terminal point as there is no need for installation and preparation of an additional terminal and corresponding conductors.
REPLACES AN INTERNAL TERMINAL
The internal adapter provides two connections per pole:
Connecting channel A provides a cross section of up to 2.5 mm² and is preferably used for through-wiring.
| 1,0 - 2,5 mm²|
AWG 18 – 14
|1,0 - 2,5 mm² |
AWG 18 – 14
|1,0 - 1,5 mm2|
AWG 20 – 16
* ultrasonically welded
Connecting channel B is designed for smaller cross sections and is used for the direct connection of internal devices (e.g. drivers). The labeling of the poles (dependent on the coding) is visible between the connecting channels.
| 0,5 - 1,0 mm²|
AWG 21 – 18
|0,75 - 1,0 mm² |
AWG 21 – 18
MOLA® is equipped with a push-in spring. This and the optimized lead-in chamfers allow for automatic wiring by robots, which can take place in installed condition within the device housing or separately, on a fixture for the internal adapter.
FOR 20 MM BUSHINGS
All variants – 2, 3, 4, or 5-pole – have a diameter of 20 mm. Existing series with 20 mm bushings can be retrofitted to MOLA® quickly and integrated directly in prepared M20 bushings. This makes it easy to switch from traditional cable glands to the convenient pluggable alternative. There is the option of using a flattened top on the thread of the device connector to fix it in position.
The new RST16 MOLA® device connector is completely modular, which means it consists of three separate parts.
- External adapter – for connecting the electrical infrastructure
- Internal adapter with two terminals per pole – for through-wiring and for the outputs for internal wiring
- Nut – for fastening the external adapter
Thanks to the modular design, cable harness and housing can be prefabricated separately. The external adapter is connected to the housing, while the internal adapter is assembled with the internal wiring at a different place. Later, the internal adapter is simply plugged into the external adapter!
Variants with additional contact seal (longitudinal seal) are also available as an option. They prevent the ingress of moisture into the contacts due to condensation or damaged cables.
APPLICATION BY LUMINAIRE MANUFACTURERS
MOLA® can be used for luminaires with through-wiring as well as for point source luminaires.
For applications with through-wiring, for example, the variant with 4 or 5 poles can be used. These are available as male and female models.
POINT SOURCE LUMINAIRES
For point source luminaires, variants with 2 or 3 poles are suitable. These are available as male models.
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COMPATIBLE WITH FAMILIAR SYSTEM
The MOLA® device connectors are compatible with the proven RST® MINI system, which provides additional components such as plug connectors, cable assemblies, distributors, and device connectors with screw technology. It is approved to IEC61535 and also has cULus approval. These are also planned for MOLA®.
NOW WITH CONNECTION CROSS SECTION OF UP TO 2.5 MM2!
RST® MINI CLICK & SAFE
With the smart TWISTLOCK locking mechanism, the connectors lock automatically when plugged together, giving the user clear feedback. The connection is easily released again with a slight twist.
|Rated voltage||250/400 V|
|Rated current||16 A|
|No. of poles||2- to 5-pole|
|Temperature range:||- 40 °C to 100 °C|
|Material||Contact parts: brass, surface-treated Housing parts: polyamide, halogen-free, V2 Sealing material: NBR|
|Pollution degree||3 (when connected)|
IP66:protects against contact, dust, and splash water, strong water jets IP67: protects against contact, dust, and splash water, strong water jets, temporary immersion in water for up to 30 min at 1 m depth IP68 protects against contact, dust, and splash water, strong water jets, prolonged/sustained immersion in water for up to 2 h at 3 m depth IP69: protects against contact, dust, and splash water, strong water jets, prolonged/sustained immersion in water, and strong water jets such as high-pressure and steam jets
|IK code||IK07 (2 joules)|
|Mating cycles||according to IEC 61535 100x without load |
and 50x under nominal load (cos phi = 0.6)
|RST® MINI system approvals||VDE (IEC 61535), cULus (UL 2238), CSA (C22.2 No.182.1 / C22.2 |
No.182.3), RINA, LR, DNV/GL, BV
|MOLA® device connector approvals||VDE (IEC61535); pending: cULus, CSA|
The rated current of the RST® MOLA device connectors is 16 A.
The rated voltage of the system is AC 250 V / 400 V.
2/3-pole for male models and 4/5-pole for female and male models.
Spring force (push-in spring).
0.5mm² - 2.5mm² (details of the connector cross section can be found in the product assembly instructions)
VDE; pending: cULus, CSA
IP66 / IP68 (3m;2h) / IP69
In practice, incorrectly executed installations, damage to the cables, or temperature differences repeatedly occur. This creates harmful moisture inside the installation. At this point, built-in barriers help to stop the water from passing on. The MOLA device connector is available with this as an option, with each single contact featuring internal sealing. In practice, this is also called “longitudinal waterproofing”.
Luminaire connection, luminaires with through-wiring, connection of electrical devices
No. Details of the connector cross section can be found in the product assembly instructions.
No, temporary immersion is possible according to the specification: 3m; 2h
Currently: 50 pieces. In a box. Contact carriers, incl. mounted flat seal in a bag, nuts in a separate bag, and internal adapters loose in the box.
For safety reasons, a separate internal adapter for every coding is absolutely necessary (e.g. to prevent connection errors with pre-assembled internal adapter).
Different codings have different pole labels – for easier handling. In addition, printing makes the pole label easier to read.