ZH – Rugged inter-car jumpers to UIC 552

For all railway vehicles used in cross-border rail traffic that are equipped with a train line.

ZH series
ZH series receptacle: UIC 552 compliant: rugged, durable aluminium die cast housing,
metal handled lid
ZH series
ZH series plug with single or double ended connector cable
ZH series
Circuit diagram of energy transmission between cars equipped with a train line
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Schaltbau ZH series connectors fully meet the requirements of UIC 552. With their long time proven design these jumpers have been the stock items of Schaltbau for the railway industry since decades.
All railway vehicles used in cross-border rail traffic, such as locomotives as well as electric and diesel multiple units that are equipped with a train line require these ZH Series jumpers.

Features

ZH Series plug with single or double ended connector cable:
  • UIC 552 compliant
  • Rugged, durable aluminium die cast housing
  • Termination: High-quality screw machined contact, continuous low contact resistance, Crimp connection, wire gauge 185 mm², Earthing: sheathed cable, wire gauge 25 mm², connected to plug housing
  • Assembly of plug: Single or double ended connector cable in different designs and lengths
ZH Series receptacle: 
  • UIC 552 compliant
  • Rugged, durable aluminium die cast housing, metal handled lid
  • Termination: High-quality screw machined contact, continuous low contact resistance
    Screw-type connection with M16 screw, Earthing: M10 screw connection at side of shell and mounting surface
  • Metal latch locking of mated plug in receptacle
  • Improved design: Single symmetrical receptacle shell, can be mounted both to the left and the right of the vehicle body, common terminal for connecting cables entering from the left, right or the rear, easy mounting and maintenance, seal and drainage of the lid have been improved, powder coated shell surface, compliant with BN 918340
  • Lock and key for mounting on the right or left
  • Optional pilot contact for feedback signalling a plug being mated
  • Increased resistance against chemicals, in particular detergents
    alkaline or acidic
  • UL94-V0 rated and meets requirements for fire protection according to EN 45545
ZH Series dummy receptacle:
  • Rugged, durable aluminium die cast housing
  • Designed to accommodate not mated ZH series plugs (parking position)
  • Lock and key
  • Earthing: mounting surface
ZH Series junction boxes:
  • Rugged, durable aluminium die cast housing
  • Temination: Screw terminal or terminal block, Earthing: mounting surface or M12 screw terminal

Applications

  • Tractive units and railway vehicles: Jumpers for providing electrical connections between the carriages of a train equipped with a train line

Specifications

Series ZH
Standard UIC 552
Number of contacts 1
Rated voltage 3 kV AC/DC
Rated current 800 A at -10 °C
Terminal type Pin: crimp connection
Socket: M16 screw connection
Contact diameter 25 mm
Wire gauge 185 mm²
Contact resistance, typ. (IEC 60512-2-2) < 1 mΩ
Test voltage (DIN EN 50124-1) 13.2 kV (50 Hz) 60 sec
Contact forces
Mating force
Sliding force
Unmating force

> 200 N
>100 N
>100 N
Pilot contact optional in receptacle shell:
1 SPDT, 250 V AC: 15 A / 24 V DC: 6 A
IP rating (IEC 60529, IP code) When mated: IP54
Receptacle with lid closed: IP54
Shock, Vibration (IEC 61373) Category 1, Class B
Operating temperature - 50 °C … + 85 °C
Mechanical endurance (IEC 60512-9-1) 5,000 mating cycles
Materials
Receptacle shell
Inserts
Seals
Contacts

Aluminium die cast
Thermoplastic / Thermoset
Thermoplastic elastomer (TME) / Neoprene
Copper wrought alloy
     

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