XP StarLine - Victory Series Power Connectors

Vantage Technology presents explosion proof connectors designed to UL Standard 1010 and the ATEX Directive. They are intended for use in areas which are hazardous per the U.S. and Canadian electrical codes and Explosive Atmospheres per 94/9/EC.

The Victory Series has a proven track record with over 40 years of safe and reliable service.  Since its inception, the Victory connector remains the only third party certified explosionproof connector with a rating over 100 amperes.   Vantage provides circuit-breaking make-and-break connections at up to 200 amperes in a small, environmentally sealed package. 

GD, GB and BM Series
GD Plug & Receptacle
  Third Party Certifications  
UL Underwriters
Laboratories, Inc.
CSA CSA International csa
MSHA Mine Safety
U.S. Bureau of Mines
ATEX EC Type-Examination Certificate with KEMA ex

Power Inserts
20, 30, 60, 100 and 200 amp rated for service through 600 Vac and designed for Class I and II Areas, per the U.S. and Canadian electrical codes.

32, 63, 125, and 260 amp rated for service through 1000 Vac and approved to II 2 GD EEx d IIC T6, per 94/9/EC.

Insert Patterns
Grounding inserts with 3, 4, 5, and 6 contacts are described as 2 Pole 3 Wire, 3 Pole 4 Wire, 4 Pole 5 Wire, and 3 Pole 4 Wire plus 2 relay length contacts. The ground pin is longer and will make first - break last, an important safety feature.

UL, CSA and MSHA Listed to make/break at full rated load, these connectors were required to pass an overload test of 50 cycles at 150% of their ampere rating in a chamber filled with a test mixture of hazardous vapors. View a Flash Animation demo.

200 Amp Connector
UL, CSA and MSHA Listed in what is now recognized as a landmark achievement by a connector manufacturer.

Color Coding
Plugs and receptacles are available with color coding variations for specific application identification. This coding could include the plug coupling nut and cover with matching colors on various receptacle components.

Corrosion Resistance
Designed for corrosive environments, junction boxes are sand cast, copper-free aluminum, protected by our VanGuard baked polymer finish system. Plug and receptacle shells are machined from 6061-T6 aluminum (0.15 to 0.40% copper by weight) and finished by hard anodizing to exceed corrosion resistance requirements per MIL-STD 202, Method 101, Condition D.

Victory and Millennium series connectors are both explosion proof and submersible! When fully mated, they will withstand 200 PSI of external as well as 100 PSI of internal pressure.

Reverse Service
GB / GD connectors are the first and only explosion proof connectors to secure both UL and CSA Listing with reverse service inserts. Their ATEX Listing also supports reverse service. This feature provides electrical safety where lineside power is carried from the plug to a receptacle.

Electrical Interlock Switch
Receptacles with junction boxes are available with this variation, often used as a motor disconnect. The normally open switch is operated automatically by insertion/withdrawal of the mating plug. More on Motor Minder XP Connectors.

Factory Sealing
Factory Sealing
Junction box, NPT and panel-mounted receptacles are pre-wired and factory sealed. No external seals are required.
alternate keyed inserts

Alternate Keyed Inserts
For added safety, inserts can be keyed in alternate positions to prevent mating of differing voltages, frequencies or services.

400 amp
400 Amp Connector
XP connectors are electrically interlocked. The receptacle with UL / CSA Listed components, is wired to a breaker with shunt trip.
Panel Mount
Panel Mount Receptacles
Panel-mounted receptacles are CSA Listed for Class I, Division 2 and Class II, Division 2 areas. They are available with wire leads of any specified length.
NPT Mount
NPT Mount Receptacle
NPT receptacles thread into explosion proof enclosures. These CSA and ATEX Listed receptacles can be supplied with wire leads of any length.
Attachment Receptacles
Attachment Receptacles
In-line / cable-mounted: they are available with backshell variations and watertight threaded covers. Assemblies can be built in extension cord fashion.
Ground Power Receptacles
Ground Power Receptacles
UL, CSA and ATEX listed in Single and Duplex for flush mounting into an aircraft hangar floor, apron or power pit.
Cable Assemblies

Cable Assemblies
Vantage connectors are available as complete assemblies built to your specification and shipped to any site, ready-to-install.