December 2020
Headquarters 94410 Saint-Maurice, France

DECONTACTOR™ - Contact technology for energy reduction in industrial environments

The DECONTACTOR, is a connector which combines the advantages of a power socket with the performance of a switch. The socket-outlet has an integrated switching function and spring-loaded, silver nickel-tipped butt style contacts. The technology, as well as the superior quality of materials, result in a CO2 footprint reduction of 5,7 times more energy-efficient than a standard pin and sleeve product. The use of a machine or other equipment produces heat, and therefore energy - the goal is to limit it. With regard to industrial electrical socket outlets, several factors must be considered including heating due to the passage of the current, thermal cycle linked to multiple "start & stop" or manoeuvres - rorrosion resistance. The DECONTACTOR™, has been developed to meet these criteria, with limited contact heating and better compensation of the thermal cycle.

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Key features

  • 5,7 times more energy efficient than a standard pin and sleeve product
  • 32A oxidised socket-outlet inducing 15,4 Wh consumption savings
  • Savings of 80 Kg CO2 per oxidised 32A socket-outlet / year (equivalent to almost 4 trees a year)


  • Depending on the size of the installation, up to EUR 1000 saving & over 4,000 kg CO2 in year 1

Categories of Application

Maturity Stage

  • Medium and large scale commercialization
  • Small scale commercialization
  • Initial market commercialization
  • Prototype testing in the real world
  • Prototype testing 1:1 in the lab

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