Camarillo, CA – April 17, 2019 – Binder USA, LP recently released the Series 696 HEC (Harsh Environment Connector) panel mount connector featuring a new protective hose fitting that shields cable and single wires against external influences including UV exposure, extreme temperatures, and air pollutants, as well as shock and vibration. It can be retrofitted on existing binder Series 696 HEC connectors or purchased as a complete connecting component.


The binder Series 696 HEC was developed specifically for use in challenging environments. A 3-point bayonet locking mechanism and binder’s lightweight plastic design ensures that the connectors are highly resistant against climatic conditions, chemical substances, and other industrial hazards. It is IP68 and IPX9K-rated, providing further protection from temporary immersion in water and high-pressure washdowns. The HEC is ideal for agriculture, chemical, food/beverage, chemical, and other commercial industries.

Series 696 HEC features include:

  • Available in 5, 8 and 12-pin versions.
  • Contacts: 4+PE, 8 (4+3_PE), 12
  • IP68/IPX9K rated
  • Rated current: 32 A – 3A
  • Rated voltage: 600 V – 60 V
  • Contact plating: Ag (silver)
  • Termination: Crimp
  • UL, CSA, and VDE in preparation