September 30, 2015
Amphenol Industrial Products Group now offers a plastic power connector series designed to be used in the hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) market. Amphenol's compact universal power connectors (UPC) are available in two sizes and offer continuous power with 200 A or 400 A. sizes.
Ideal for use in power converters, hybrid electric vehicles, battery management systems, heavy equipment electrification, starter generators as well as 2- and 3-phase motors, these 2- and 3-pole connectors feature a plastic shell structure and small footprint. They are field installable and repairable.
UPC includes Amphenol's patented RADSOK technology for higher amperage, low voltage drop, less resistance and lower T-rise. RADSOK's twisted grid configuration allows for 50% more current to pass through the same size pin to achieve the smaller package size, while providing increased reliability, cycle durability, and lower mating forces.
These new connectors offer additional key features. They are touch proof with HVIL (high voltage interlock loop) and include EMI shielding. Amphenol's UPC connectors meet an IP67 rating when in a mated condition and can withstand up to 500 mating cycles minimum.