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Jen-in-Wellies

Victron Inverter. What Mains Connector?

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Does anyone know what these connectors are? Victron use them on at least some of their inverters for incoming and outgoing mains. They can be connected together to bypass the inverter. Three pin, L,E,N.

Thanks,

Jen

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8 minutes ago, WotEver said:

Thanks, but they'll be a standard electrical part of some sort and probably a fraction of Victron prices.

 

38 minutes ago, robtheplod said:

I'm not sure but don't let the snail eat it!

The plugs are probably safe, but it does appear to be trying to chew the wire!

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They look very similar to the connectors used to daisy-chain power on the desks in our office. As I haven't been to the office since mid March (and won't be back anytime soon) I can't check I'm afraid!

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28 minutes ago, andy3196 said:

The manual for that item, available on the Victron website at https://www.victronenergy.com/upload/documents/Manual-EasyPlus-1600-EN-NL-FR-DE-ES.pdf identifies them as G-ST 18i. 

Thanks. Some googling from there suggests they are GST18i3 connectors, made by Wieland. An industrial, rather than consumer part. The prices I've seen so far suggest that Victron are actually not being unreasonably in what they are asking for a set!

14 minutes ago, 1st ade said:

They look very similar to the connectors used to daisy-chain power on the desks in our office. As I haven't been to the office since mid March (and won't be back anytime soon) I can't check I'm afraid!

I know the type you mean. Also can't check in an actual office!

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More research suggests that older inverters, like mine, use Wieland ST18, rather than GST18 connectors. They certainly look more like the connectors I actually have already. ST18 doesn't comply with IEC61535:2009, so after 2009 it is more likely to be GST18 and after 2012 would have to be. I don't know how compatible they are between types, but it makes sense to buy the appropriate series. Never guessed it would be this complicated!

 

Jen

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The connectors that Victron sell. Googling from the part numbers moulded in to the body.

The shell and strain relief:

https://www.conrad.com/p/adels-contact-ac-166-1-3-zel-f-strain-relief-white-1-pcs-749216

The connector to go inside the shell:

https://www.conrad.com/p/adels-contact-ac-166-gst-3-mains-connector-ac-series-mains-connectors-ac-plug-right-angle-total-number-of-pins-2-748945

 

The manufacturers page: https://www.adels-contact.com/connectors-system-ac-166-plug-socket-connectors-tall-version.html

 

Jen

 

 

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