In cooperation with well-known OEMs, Hirschmann Automotive developed a future-oriented system:


the HIRSCHMANN AUTOMOTIVE PowerStar high-voltage connectors. The innovative solutions fulfill highest quality requirements and comply with global automotive standards.


The HIRSCHMANN AUTOMOTIVE PowerStar 40-1 and the new generation HIRSCHMANN AUTOMOTIVE PowerStar 40-2 are particularly impressive due to their optimized design and low weight. The connectors are watertight and fully efficient even at high temperatures – thus ensuring safe operation even under harsh environmental conditions. The systems are easy to assemble, have an integrated interlock and a circumferential shield transition for secure connection and disconnection.

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  • Compliant with test specification LV 214 & USCAR*
  • Watertight according to IP6K9K
  • Easy assembling
  • Integrated interlock
  • 360° shielded connection
  • Low shield contact resistance
  • High current load at high ambient temperatures
  • Robust design


The HCT4 contact system is an in-house development by Hirschmann Automotive. Device connections can be implemented in different variants on request. Multiple connections with optimized installation space are also possible.

*Please contact Product Manager.

Key Features HPS40-2 (2+2 way)

Operating Condition

U = 1.000 VDC

Ambient Condition

-40°C to +140°C

Maximum Current Load

6,00 mm2, see derating

64A/80°C; 55A/100°C; 45A/125°C; 37A/140°C

Voltage Class

Class B according to ISO 6469-3:2011

60 VDC < U ≤ 1.500 VDC

25 VAC < Ueff ≤ 1.000 VDC

(15-150 Hz)

IP-Degree of Protection

IPXXD (assembled), IPXXB (disassembled)


> 70 dB (10 kHz to 500 MHz)

> 65 dB (500 MHz to 1.000 MHz)

Shielded Area

360° circumferential

Shield Contact Resistance

< 2 mΩ (total from sheathed cable until aggregate housing)

Vibration Strength 3

according to LV214/215 - PG17 (first fixation point at < 200 mm)

Vibration Strength 4

accoriding to LV214/215 - PG17 (first fixation point at < 50 mm)

Cable Cross Section

2.5 mm2; 4.0 mm2; 6.0 mm2 as MCC and SCC Solutions


Round Contact System 4.0 mm (HCT4)

Contact Surface


Line Connector


Wire Size Range

2.5 mm2, 4.0 mm2, 6.0 mm2

Number of Connection Cycles

max. 50 cycles

Transition Resistance

according to LV215-1


Housing System Touch Proof HV Connector with High Performance Terminals

Integrated HVIL System

min. 1.0 mm (nominal 2.0 mm), leading

Mating/Unmating Force

< 65 N

Secondary Lock System

Activating Force < 40 N

no accidental opening possible


Incorrect Insertion Force < 200 N

Koshiri Safety



IP6K9K and IPX8, PG23 as per LV214/LV215



Operating Force < 30 N


180° Variant

  • Cable Connection
  • Blade Connection
  • Bus Bar Connection
  • Multiple Connection


90° Variant

  • Cable Connection
  • Blade Connection
  • Bus Bar Connection*


*customer-specific connection variants on request

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Product & Process Specifications

Space Models