BIRNS, a manufacturer of high-performance underwater connectors, subsea cable assemblies, subsea lighting, dive lights and nuclear facility lighting, has launched its all-new high amperage subsea connector series, the 225 Amp BIRNS Meridian line.

According to the company, the custom engineered dry-mate connector series is open face rated to 6 km, and is appropriate for battery packs and thrusters for crewed and uncrewed subsea vehicles that require high amperage power transfer. Select sizes are already being DNV type-approved for 6 km rated crewed submersibles.

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BIRNS Meridians are compact and feature several pin configurations, with more in design for release later in 2024. The M40 pin configuration features a single 85 square millimeter/3-000 contact. Both standard and reverse gender versions are featured in the series, and all withstand reverse pressure, as well, and can be installed into both dry and oil-filled canisters.

The company added that the new connector line has a number of design features that create ease of use and mating, including a tactile alignment index ridge and arrows indicating the primary key position. The receptacles also feature a blue color band on the shell, which offers users a strong visual indicator that a connector pair has been fully mated.

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