New Products / Connectors


> The new SKD house connection box - the best solution in every case
The new SKD house connection box from SCHURTER will impress you by its innovative ideas and an outstanding design. The redesign has been worked out and realized in cooperation with various utility companies as well as several electricians. It stands out through its overall package of new solutions.

The first thing that catches your eye is the new, fresh design and the much smaller mounting depth of only 2cm. On opening the cover, which has a square 8mm bolt with slot to secure the inside fittings, the innovative technical fittings of the SCHURTER SKD house connection box are immediately visible.

These innovations include the new snap-lock, transparent and sealable inner cover that can be removed without a tool. After the inner cover has been removed, the new terminal covers act as protection against accidental contact in both the 63A model and the variant with a twin Woertz terminal. The SKD house connection box is fitted with a 160A switching element to ensure a safe and reliable shutdown of the system. This also measures the voltage directly at the contacts. This is enabled by a hinged window mounted on the switching element.

The new and comfortable connection technology stands out by a prism bracket for safe connections from 6-95mm2 without any bracket conversion. The tried-and-trusted twin Woertz terminal for looping and the M8 connection for cable lugs round off the varied assortment.

All SKD house connection boxes from SCHURTER are equipped with the all-round neutral conductor isolating link. The neutral conductor isolating link is suitable for use in networks that are grounded according to the TN-C and TN-S patterns. This transition can be realized with little work. The M8 external connection to ground is already firmly fixed in place.

In order to satisfy today's market requirements, the SKD house connection box from SCHURTER has been prepared for use with optionally a 3-pin switching element or three 1-pin high-speed circuit breakers.

With the wide range of accessories available from SCHURTER, the SKD house connection box can deliver the best solution in every case.

Webselector Utility Boxes

Microsite SKD (only in German or French)


> High-temperature power connectors – SCHURTER with a full range of products meeting IEC 60320, C22 & C21 @ 155⁰C
For applications requiring high power and corresponding power connectors rated for use at elevated ambient temperatures, SCHURTER now offers the 1681 appliance inlet and mating 1658 and 1659 cord connectors.

SCHURTER introduces its high temperature inlet and cord connectors series to extend its range of IEC high-temperature power inlets and outlets according to IEC/UL 60320. The high-temperature appliance inlets and cord connectors are designed according to IEC for 16 A at 250 VAC, and according to UL / CSA for 20 A at 250 VAC. Pin temperature may reach a maximum of 155°C. Furthermore, the appliance inlets and cord connectors meet the requirements of IEC 60335-1 for household appliances, which covers enhanced requirements of glow wire tests for unattended household appliances according to IEC 60695-2-12 and -13. They have approvals from ENEC, UL/ CSA and CCC.

The high-temperature appliance inlet, series 1681, offers types for snap-in or screw-on mounting. The inlet can be specified with terminals for solder, quick-connect or screw connections. The cord connector comes in a straight, series 1658, and an angled, series 1659, design. Cables with a conductor cross-section of up to 2.5 mm2 or 10 AWG can be used.

The IEC high-temperature appliance inlet and the cord connectors are RoHS and CHINA-ROHS compliant. They are used in equipment that operate in elevated ambient temperatures and/or with high currents, such as datacom equipment, where increased power and decreased size are trending, as well as portable industrial equipment such as heating systems.

Detailed specifications are available in the data sheets.

Datasheet 1681

Datasheet 1658

Datasheet 1659


> SCHURTER launches the first cord retaining system for IEC C8 appliance inlets
SCHURTER expands its broad range of cord retaining systems to include a new clip retaining device for IEC C8 inlets and mating cord sets. The new clip device is a further addition to the already successful broad range of SCHURTER cord retaining systems for IEC C14 & C20 inlets, comprised of V-Lock latching cord sets wire-bails and clamps.

For some time now, V-Lock, wire-bail and clamp systems have proven successful solutions in preventing the accidental disconnection of power cords from inlets according to IEC 60320. However, these systems are, so far, only available for C14 and C20 appliance inlets. SCHURTER has now developed a cord retention system, with specially adapted retaining clips for C8 type inlets. The clips fit SCHURTER series 2576 flange mount and 2578 snap in mount inlets.

The IEC C8 inlet can save up to 34 percent of space compared to the C14 inlet with wire-bail system and therefore provides the potential for further equipment miniaturization, depending on the power requirements of the application. In addition, the new cord retaining system is more efficient in assembly and in terms of fixation of the cord set. The retaining clip is easily installed, requiring only one screw to fasten it to the panel. For the flange mount inlet, series 2576, the retainer is attached with the same screw as used to secure the inlet flange and thus needs no additional material. The system is available either as a kit together with the C7 power supply cord or separately for retrofitting. The retaining clip is designed and tested with SCHURTER C8 inlets and mating cord sets to ensure a retaining force of up to 200 N. While other cord sets on the market may be compatible, technical specifications apply to SCHURTER types. The corresponding C7 power supply cords according to IEC 60320 are available in lengths of two or four meters and can be fitted with European or American plugs as required.

Datasheet Cord retaining kit 2576

Datasheet Cord retaining kit 2578

Datasheet C8 retainer


Video Cord retaining


> 5707 and 6100-3: Splash-water proofed IEC appliance inlets
SCHURTER now offers two appliance inlets in splash-water proofed versions. The appliance inlet 6100-3 with a sealing kit has a protection degree of IP 54, both into the equipment and to the cord connector. The 5707 power entry module with line filter offers IP 65 protection into the equipment as a standard feature. With the optional sealing kit, the coupling to the cable connector is additionally protected to IP 54.  

For applications in environments where there is splashing water, SCHURTER offers the two connector types 6100 and 5707 in an newly optional version with a sealing kit which guarantees IP 54 to the cord connectors.

The compact power entry module 5707 contains an appliance inlet C14, fuse holders and either a standard or medical line filter. As a standard feature it is rated to protection class IP 65 into the equipment and thus provides a tight seal against dust and splashes. The component provides seals at the assembly opening, at the screws, the fuse holders and between the connector pins and the connector housing.

With the new additional gasket in the appliance inlet, type 5707 is rated for IP 54 protection between the inlet and the cord connector when it is plugged in. The power entry module is particularly well suited for medical equipment that must routinely be cleaned and disinfected. This includes equipment such as diagnosis, dialysis and infusion units. It is also ideal for commercial applications, for example in beverage machines.

The C14 inlet type 6100-3 is also available with a sealing kit for a protection degree of IP 54 for both into the device as well as the coupling to the cable connector. This is suited for equipment used in outdoor applications, for vehicle charging units, for vehicle diagnostics as well as for ultrasound cleaning or stirring equipment in the laboratories.

Independent testing laboratories have examined and confirmed the reliability of the new sealing kits according to IEC 60529. To ensure the tightness of IP 54 with these sealed versions in actual use, the safety bracket (included in the kit) has to be applied to secure the cord set to the equipment.

Datasheet 5707

Datasheet 6100-3


> IEC appliance inlet GSP4 for print circuit boards
SCHURTER has developed a new 16 A appliance inlet for efficient mounting. Designed for print circuit board mounting, the appliance inlet can be easily sandwiched between split enclosures and tested before it is installed in the equipment. Stabilizing posts provide quick snap-in assembly to the PCB. A version with screw mount stabilizers is also available. 

The new IEC appliance inlet GSP4 from SCHURTER offers a compact solution for IEC C20 inlets used in applications where power components are board mounted. Equipped with print circuit board terminals for L, N & E, and a 6.3 x 0.8 mm quick connect or solder tab for additional ground to chassis, the GSP4 can be securely snapped-in or screwed-on to a print circuit board before soldering. This is achieved by means of robust stabilizing posts, which also serve to absorb withdrawal and insertion force. Rear mount styles are also available with or without mounting ears. An optional back-side cover for the appliance inlet is available for protection against accidental contact. The inlet is compatible with V-Lock cordsets. The V-Lock retaining system provides a safe and secure power connection by preventing unintentional disconnection of the power cord from the inlet. The GSP4 can also be delivered in Protection Class II, that is as an IEC C24 type socket. SCHURTER's GSP2 IEC C14, 10 A model, offers the same advantages and is proven itself on the market over many years.

The GSP4 is approved to IEC 60320 by ENEC and CCC for 16 A / 250 VAC, by UL for 20 A / 250 VAC and by CSA for 18 A / 250 VAC. These appliance inlets are suited for applications according to IEC/EN 60950 and fulfill the enhanced glow-wire test requirements for equipments according to IEC 60335-1. They provide excellent features in power supplies, IT equipment, medical electrical equipment, lighting systems as well as test and measurement systems.

Microsite GSP4



> 6610: IEC outlet with IDC terminals speeds assembly for power distribution units
SCHURTER’s 6610 appliance outlet, which is the first of its kind to utilize IDC technology, is now available with IDC terminals for 14 AWG/1.5 mm2 in addition to the existing version for 12 AWG/2.5 mm2. The new option allows for smaller diameter wire and thus less costly wiring in lighter duty applications.

Series 6610 is ideal for use in power distribution units and other equipment where multiple outlets are banked in series. Unlike traditional outlets, which require wiring of individual quick connect or solder terminals, the 6610 with IDC technology allows wires to be bussed across the terminals, thereby connecting common terminals all at once. The IDC terminals are arranged either along or across the connector pin axis, allowing for a horizontal or vertical mounting orientation. Wires are pressed into place with the protective back cover. Versions with combination IDC and a quick-connect or solder terminal, for separate wiring of the line connection, are also available.

The 6610 outlet is newly offered with the V-Lock notch intended for use with a mating cordset that latches into the outlet to prevent unintentional disconnection from the power. The outlet is F style according to IEC 60320. The snap-in unit fits panels which have a thickness of bet¬ween 0.8 mm and 3 mm. It is approved by cURus at 15 A at 250 VAC and ENEC at 10 A/250 VAC, and is qualified for applications in accordance with IEC/EN 60950.

Microsite 6610



> SCHURTER introduces hospital grade V-Lock cordsets
V-Lock cordsets protect against unintended disconnection of medical equipment 

SCHURTER expands on its standard range of V-Lock power cords to include two types designed to ensure patient safety in critical medical and dental applications. The plug end of the cordset is stamped with a green dot, indicating that it meets the rigors of UL 817 testing. The solid pin construction and extra-safe wiring are visible through the plug’s transparent material.

The V-Lock system is an already proven design for safe and reliable power connection, protecting against accidental disconnection of the power cord from the equipment. The cord connector has a lever that latches into a notched power inlet. It is removed from the inlet when the lever is depressed and the catch mechanism released. The make-first and break-last design of the ground contact is inherent to its safe design.

The detachable hospital grade power cords are offered with EN/IEC 60320 C13 and C19, 10 and 16 A respectively, cord connectors on the equipment end, and NEMA 5-15 on the plug end. The power cord with the C13 cord connector and SJT 3x16 AWG cable, is rated 13 A/125 VAC. The power cord with the C19 cord connector and SJT 3x14 AWG cable, is rated 15 A/125 VAC. The power cord cable is white and measures 10 feet, or 3 meters, in length. The new power cords are compatible with a host of SCHURTER C14 and C20 style appliance couplers and power entry modules, including the most popular types used in medical applications.The V-Lock hospital grade power cords are UL listed and CSA approved.

Microsite V-Lock

Cord Sets  V-Lock

IEC  Type  C13

IEC  Type  C19


> Transipillars – a rugged insulated mounting system
 The well established product Transipillar is newly available on the SCHURTER website. Various combinations of studs, inserts, metric threads and lengths allow a very versatile use of these spacers.  

The Transipillars, consisting of studs and inserts molded in a nylon body, are known for providing a rugged insulating mounting system. The parts are available as stud-stud version, stud-insert or insert-insert combinations in cylindrical or hexagonal form. The combination of various lengths and metric threads allows the SCHURTER spacers to be used flexibly: The Transipillars are suitable for providing a versatile rugged insulator for multistage PCB separation, for chassis mounting of drives and motors or for any general electromechanical application. Customized versions are available on request.

Transipillars, Spacers

Datasheet Transipillars


> Wire Harness via Internet
SCHURTER presents the new Wire Harness Service for its IEC connector and filter products

SCHURTER expands the product service for its connector families with a wire harness service offering. The large SCHURTER product assortment of IEC connectors and filter products can now be ordered together with a complete interconnection solution according to customer specific requirements through SCHURTER's website.

SCHURTER delivers custom fit wire harness and cables with its components. The wire harness service includes several types of ready to install wires, cables or wire harnesses with custom specific end terminal connections. The SCHURTER products such as IEC 320 connectors and filter products with quick connect, solder or screw on terminals can be assembled with above custom specific interconnection solutions. Products which are already available with integrated wire connections can be furnished with custom specific wire lengths and cable end terminals. Initial product samples will be assembled and provided for customer approval. Accordingly smaller and larger quantities can be manufactured and delivered. The wire harness service for other products such as fuseholders, voltage selectors, and switches will be expanded in the near future.

Further details about SCHURTER’s wire harness options can be found on our website. The inquiry form on the website captures your wire harness project details and will be submitted directly to SCHURTER.

Wire Harnessing

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> 2576 retaining kit

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> 1658

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> 6100-3

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> GSP4

SCHURTER has developed a new 16 A appliance inlet for efficient mounting. Designed for print ci ...
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