Socapex Power Connectors

Phase 3’s Showsafe range of UL certified socapex connectors have been manufactured to deliver the highest levels of quality, reliability and safety for stage lighting connectors. The socapex connectors range is available in 3 pin, 5 pin, 7 pin and 19 pin connectors for the events industry. The super robust construction of the multi-pin devices ensures reliable operation for AV professionals. The rugged plug design has been tailored specifically for professional touring & stage lighting applications and all products are fully socapex sl419 compatible. Showsafe 19 pin plugs are sealed to IP67 protection when mated, making them water and dust proof for festivals worldwide. The sand of Benicassim? The mud and rain of Glastonbury? No problem.

Types of Socapex connectors 

3 Pin Socapex Connector
5 Pin Socapex Connector
7 Pin Socapex Connector
19 Pin Socapex Connector
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Socapex Connector Enhancements

All Showsafe multi-pin contacts are screw machined in copper alloy with a gold plated finish. The multi-point contact design ensures low contact resistance, no spinning inserts and optimal current carrying capacity up to 25A (amps).
Showsafe electrical products are of the highest quality, the multi-pin connectors are machined with the best material instead of die-cast. Phase 3’s material manufacturer works to our designed drawings and all raw metalwork materials must be to Nace Certification – which means that all Phase 3 materials must originate from USA/Canada or Europe. As we are ISO:9001 Certified by BSI, all returns are taken seriously and corrective actions are audited. All Phase 3 key suppliers are ISO approved and we do not accept suppliers that cannot validate their processes through certification.
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Technical Parameters

UL Approved to UL1977 Standard
100% UK Manufactured & Assembled
Amphenol Socapex SL419 Compatible
Available in both Inline and Panel Mount format
3, 5, 7 and 19 Pin connectors are all rated 25A
Multi-point Gold Plated Contacts
Integral Insulation Sleeves
M40 metric cable glands for multicore socapex cable pinout (bush sizes 10-32mm)
Socapex Breakout Wire sizes from 12 to 14 AWG (1.5-2.5mm)
IP67 ingress protection when mated
Temperature Rating -55oC to +125oC
Voltage Rating 600 VAC, 700 VDC max
FMLB Earth contacts
ROHS Compliant
Test Reports
Need to know: How to wire a socapex connector?

Showsafe Socapex Panel Mount

Showsafe are also available in socket form, with source and drain panel mounts as part of the range. The female and male chassis house multi-core socapex cables, with special glands for 2.5mm wires. The panel mounts can be terminated by solder or crimp termination for use. The 19-pin panel mount can carry 6 individual circuits at mains voltage with no common neutral or earth connections. Unlike other plugs, all circuits are independent, so can be on different equipment or phases.

Male Socapex Panel Mount

Male panel mounts are the source version of the device, the socket will mate with any male inline plug with the corresponding pin amounts. Source panel mounts can also be used as electrical sockets that can be added to a power distribution box.

Female Socapex Panel Mount

Female socapex panel mounts are the drain version of the device, the socket will mate with any female inline plug with the corresponding pin amounts. Drain panel mounts can also be used as electrical sockets that can be added to a power distribution box.
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As used at events around the world


Our lighting connectors and Powersafe attended the festival in huge numbers, on numerous stages, delivering a safe and constant power flow at one of the Performance Art’s biggest events.

Commonwealth Games

Phase 3 are supplying event industry plugs for power generation at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia.

Winter Olympics

Phase 3 are a supplier of connectors to the XXIII Winter Olympics in PyeongChang. The icy conditions will require a mass of generators, that we are happily connecting in 2018.

Stage AV Flexibility

The multi-pin socapex electrical plug is predominantly used for stage lighting, however they are also used in other stage applications including corporate events, concerts, trade shows, broadcast television, film production, photographic studios, and other types of live events. The connectors can be used for cabling, dimmers, lighting instruments, controllers, hoisting and much more.

Custom Coupling Rings

Showsafe circular connectors come fitted with coloured Coupling Rings that can be used to quickly identify cable types or to enhance and customise your connectors. Company logos and names can also be added to the bodies as we strive to meet our customer demands. The black anodised aluminium shell make the electrical plugs the toughest available and perfect for touring all year round.

Socapex Connector Breakout

The Showsafe ‘Spider Clamp’ offers cable strain relief combined with watertight sealing when using 6 individual cables in 19 pin breakout applications. The design incorporates our mechanical grip mechanism which individually grips each cable jacket. The socapex connector trap can be quickly and easily orientated to facilitate different cable diameters. A separate silicone grommet ensures a watertight assembly.

Showsafe 19 Pin Connector Brochure

Showsafe are available in plug or socket form with source and drain connectors or panel mounts as part of the range. The 19 Pin Connector female and male chassis house multi-core socapex cables.
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Knowlsey Business Park
Liverpool, Merseyside
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