Metal-to-ceramic heating connectors

Metal-to-ceramic heating connectors safely supply power to mineral insulated heat conductors in extreme environments.

Metal-to-ceramic heating connectors are crucial to ensure a safe and reliable electrical connection for mineral insulated heating conductors. These ceramic power connectors are constructed to match the same extreme environments as the conductor (high temperatures and vacuums). Depending on the version, currents up to 30A are possible. Kamet’s ceramic power connectors are specifically designed for our top-class range of ARi heating elements.

Using ceramic power connectors

Metal-to-ceramic heating connectors can withstand extreme environments such as high temperatures and vacuums (depending on the design, up to 500°C max). These accessories are designed specifically for our range of ARi mineral insulated conductors and, as such, have the same industrial applications. These include (among others) the following industries :

  • semiconductor
  • aerospace
  • research
  • nuclear

Our metal-to-ceramic heating connectors are a popular choice for vacuum applications. This is because of the reliable and safe design of the connectors, ensuring an excellent connection between the power cable (usually not in a vacuum) and the heating element (often in a vacuum).

Specifications and physical properties

The following tables provide a full overview of the specifications and parameters for our range of ceramic power connectors. A few notes in addition to these data tables:

  • Cold-ended heaters can be used to lower the temperature at the connector, where necessary.
  • The connectors are suitable for ultrahigh vacuum (UHV) applications up to 10-9 bar.
  • Connection to the power cable can be made in different ways depending on the setup (crimping, screwing, soldering etc.)
  • To ensure longevity care must always be taken to protect the ceramic construction parts from excessive mechanical stress, impact and/or shock.

Ceramic power connector KS (power connector with pin)

DescriptionDiameter for heat conductor in mmMax. operating temp.Max. permissible power
KS-101,0400°C, short-term 500°C10A
KS-151,5400°C, short-term 500°C12A
KS-202,0400°C, short-term 500°C17A
KS-303,0400°C, short-term 500°C20A

Ceramic power connector KM4 (with M4 thread)

DescriptionDiameter for heat conductor in mmMax. operating temp.Max. permissible power
KM4-101,0400°C, short-term 500°C10A
KM4-151,5400°C, short-term 500°C12A
KM4-202,0400°C, short-term 500°C17A
KM4-303,0400°C, short-term 500°C20A

Ceramic power connector KM5 (with M5 thread)

DescriptionDiameter for heat conductor in mmMax. operating temp.Max. permissible power
KM5-101,0400°C, short-term 500°C10A
KM5-151,5400°C, short-term 500°C12A
KM5-202,0400°C, short-term 500°C17A
KM5-303,0400°C, short-term 500°C20A

Ceramic power connector KFG Ø=11mm
(connector with ceramic head and allen screw)

DescriptionDiameter for heat conductor in mmMax. operating temp.Max. permissible power
KFG-101,0400°C10A
KFG-151,5400°C12A
KFG-202,0400°C20A
KFG-252,5400°C30A

Ceramic power connector KD5 Ø-5mm (mini power connector)

DescriptionDiameter for heat conductor in mmMax. operating temp.Max. permissible power
KD5-101,0200°C7A
KD5-151,5200°C10A

Ceramic power connector KBK Ø=11mm
(power connector with two pins)

DescriptionDiameter for heat conductor in mmMax. operating temp.Max. permissible power
KBK-151,5400°C4A
KBK-202,0400°C4A

Metallic power connector L-HL
(connection with push/pull function)

DescriptionDiameter for heat conductor in mmMax. operating temp.Max. permissible power
LF.1-HL / LM.1-HL1,5 – 3,0220°C

Direct link D5VA Ø=5mm (with stranded lead)

DescriptionDiameter for heat conductor in mmMax. operating temp.Max. permissible power
D5VA1,0 – 2,0220°C8…16A
D7VA1,5 – 4,0220°C18….25A

Kamet’s quality and service

Kamet’s range of metal-to-ceramic heating connectors are supplied by the German company, ThermoExpert. They have decades of experience in the heating world and provide products of excellent quality.

Should you have any questions about the best ceramic power connector for your situation, please do not hesitate to contact us. Kamet is known by her clients for our excellent customer service and efficiency.


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