Inter-Car Jumper Cables
Inter-car jumpers are designed to run connections between train carriages, including roof or underfloor systems, ensuring a reliable supply of data, signals and power along the train. These systems are designed to your exact requirements before being built and tested at our fully IRIS-certified manufacturing facility in Northampton, which has recently been awarded the prestigious Silver Quality Performance Level.
The Han-Modular® series allows you to create a flexible and versatile solution by combining individual inserts for different transmission media into standard-sized industrial connector housings. The series offers over a hundred different inserts, enabling a wide range of customisable combination options.
The amount of data communications required in rail vehicles is increasing. Passengers now expect high-performance entertainment and information systems as well as fast and reliable internet access.
To meet these communication demands, rail vehicles need powerful network and data interfaces. The connectors must also be protected by robust housings and shielded against electromagnetic interference (EMC). The Han® Gigabit module enables Cat. 7A transmission in the inter-vehicle area and delivers higher frequency bandwidth for the flow of data. The interface is also shock and vibration resistant according to EN 61373.
Connectors for rail applications need to be extremely robust, but also easy to install and maintain. HARTING has developed new rail vehicle solutions which focus on the safety and durability of the entire cabling infrastructure.
The Han® HPR (High Pressure Railway) VarioShell has been specially designed for jumper applications. Thanks to a circumferential internal seal and mounting frame, the two-piece housing/hood achieves IP69K rating. As the cover is removable, the housing/hood can be connected from both inside and outside the rail vehicle. The housing cover can also be opened to allow for inspections, testing and the replacement of faulty conductors or contacts, which can be done without disconnecting all the connections.
The contours of the VarioShell guide water away. Special curvatures on the upper side also ensure that ice, dirt and snow slide off without exerting pressure on the wall and housing, increasing service life.
The VarioShell is an open system that also houses mounting frames, cable managers and shielding plates to route and hold cables with different diameters. It can be used as a surface or panel mounted housing and is a robust alternative to distribution boxes for installation on the underfloor, roof, outer wall or bogie.
No matter what the degree of complexity, HARTING have the capacity to produce bespoke inter-car jumpers and project-specific assemblies to suit your needs, including installing components, efficiently routing cable harnesses and fabrication. To further assist you, our design team can create a 3D CAD visualisation of your build beforehand to ensure absolute accuracy before manufacturing begins.