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Product News RadCrimp®
February 15, 2024 | Amphenol Industrial Operations

Introducing the Amphenol Industrial RadCrimp®  for 8~6 AWG – A Solar Industry Game-Changer!

We're excited to unveil the expansion to our RadCrimp product line now with 8~6 AWG. RadCrimp® offers unparalleled performance in solar installations and related applications.

Why is RadCrimp®  a game-changer for the solar industry? Here's what sets it apart:

Simple and Efficient Termination Process: Engineered for ease and efficiency. Its design allows for quick and straightforward field termination and sealing, eliminating the need for specialized crimp tools. This simplicity accelerates the installation process, enabling secure and reliable connections with reduced labor time and cost.

Versatile Wire Compatibility: Accommodating a wide range of photovoltaic (PV) wire sizes from 12 to 6 AWG. This flexibility ensures that it can be used in various solar installations and configurations, one piece design by design to eliminate any cross mating of manufacturers, making it a comprehensive solution for diverse solar energy needs.

IP68 Sealing Protection: Engineered for durability, RadCrimp® offers IP68 sealing protection. This high level of protection ensures that connections are safeguarded against dust ingress and water immersion, crucial for maintaining functionality in the demanding environments typical of solar energy applications.

Certifications for Safety and Performance: Emphasizing safety and reliability, RadCrimp® is certified according to UL6703 and IEC62852 standards for 1500V DC. These certifications affirm its suitability and safety for high-voltage solar applications, providing users with assurance in its quality and performance.

By integrating innovative design with practical features, RadCrimp® stands out and is ready to meet the evolving needs of sustainable energy solutions with unmatched efficiency, reliability, and environmental responsibility.

RadCrimp® Solar Splice with Melni Spiral Termination Technology visit Amphenol Industrial Operations.

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Product News SurLok Plus™ 1500VDC
SurLok Plus™ 1500VDC
December 14, 2023 | Amphenol Industrial Operations

Introducing the SurLok Plus Series - Now Even More Dynamic at 1500V DC!

We're thrilled to share some electrifying news with you! At Amphenol Industrial Operations, we're constantly pushing the boundaries of innovation to provide you with cutting-edge solutions. Today, we're delighted to introduce an upgraded version of our SurLok Plus series, now boasting an impressive voltage capacity of 1500V DC!

What does this mean for you? It's simple – more power, less space! The SurLok Plus connector continues to revolutionize the industry by allowing you to carry higher voltages within the same compact envelope as its 1000V DC predecessor.

But that's not all! Our new SurLok Plus connector is ideal for a wide range of applications, including:

🔋 Energy Storage Market

🚗 Electric Vehicles

🔋 Battery Solutions

🌟 Fuel Cell Technology

🏭 Industrial Applications

Why choose SurLok Plus? Well, it's not just about the voltage; it's about versatility, reliability, and environmental responsibility. This field-installable connector offers a highly reliable alternative to common compression lugs, providing efficient power distribution in a small, compact form factor.

With the capability to be used in DC to DC and AC to DC power transfers, SurLok Plus is your go-to solution for various power distribution needs. Whether you're looking to transfer power from a battery cluster to a PCS or from a battery pack to the rest of your system, SurLok Plus has got you covered!

Join us in embracing the future of interconnect systems and power distribution with SurLok Plus. Experience the difference that 1500V DC of power can make in your applications!

Ready to supercharge your projects? Contact us today to learn more about this groundbreaking connector and how it can elevate your solutions to new heights.

Thank you for choosing Amphenol Industrial Operations as your trusted partner for interconnect solutions. We look forward to empowering your innovations with our state-of-the-art technology!

For more information about the SurLok Plus™ 1500V DC visit Amphenol Industrial Operations.

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Product News Amphenol Socapex releases a ruggedized USB Type-C connector, USB3CFTV, based on the MIL-DTL-38999 series III standard
Amphenol Socapex releases a ruggedized USB Type-C connector, USB3CFTV, based on the MIL-DTL-38999 series III standard
November 15, 2023 | Amphenol SOCAPEX

The USB3CFTV is a ruggedized solution designed to withstand harsh environments and demanding applications such as military communications, military planes, aerospace, commercial air, and naval applications.

The connector features a Tri start thread coupling mechanism that ensures resistance to shocks, vibration, and cable traction. It also provides a high level of sealing protection against external fluids and dust exposure, up to IP68.

The USB3CFTV connector is an ideal solution for designers who require the flexibility of the USB Type-C standard and the ruggedness of Amphenol Socapex's connector solutions. With this connector, designers can develop a wide range of data, power delivery, and video configurations. The USB3CFTV connector also provides enhanced EMI protection and is available in a range of materials and coatings compliant with various environmental regulations. This makes it suitable for use in extreme temperatures, harsh chemical environments, and other demanding conditions.

"We are excited to offer our customers a ruggedized USB Type-C connector that can withstand even the harshest environments," said Matthieu Rinsant Amphenol Socapex's product manager. "With this connector, designers can benefit from the flexibility of the USB Type-C standard while taking advantage of our expertise in ruggedized connector solutions."

The USB3CFTV connector is now available from Amphenol Socapex and its authorized distributors.

If you need more info, check USB3CFTV Product web page and USB3CFTV video.

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Product News Amphenol Socapex Launches PS Series: Rugged Power Device Solutions for Critical Military Applications
Amphenol Socapex Launches PS Series: Rugged Power Device Solutions for Critical Military Applications
November 10, 2023 | Amphenol SOCAPEX

Amhenol Socapex, a renowned manufacturer of power connectors has a rich history of providing high-quality power solutions designed for extreme ruggedness.  
The new PS Series (Power Device Solutions) combines Amphenol Socapex know how on Power connectors with Power Conversion Solutions and Power Management solutions meeting the most stringent requirements of military applications.

Meeting the Most Rigorous Military Standards

The PS Series power converters  & Power Distribution units are meticulously designed end-to-end for the toughest of military scenarios, making them the ideal choice for air, ground, and naval applications. In keeping with the company's dedication to quality and compliance, the PS Series equipment follow rigorous military standards, ensuring that these power solutions are capable of withstanding the harshest conditions and demanding performance expectations.

A Wide Range of Power Solutions

Amphenol Socapex has introduced an extensive range of products within the PS Series to cater to diverse power conversion needs. The lineup includes power converters (AC/DC, DC/DC, DC&AC/DC & DC/AC), military uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), GCU (Generator Control Unit) and Power Distribution Units (PDU). These solutions are not only versatile but are also engineered with a keen focus on reliability and performance, making them a preferred choice for military operations.

Power Supplies for Modern Warfare

In the fast-evolving landscape of modern warfare, reliable and stable power sources are paramount. The PS Series offers a wide array of AC/DC, DC/DC, and DC/AC inverters, including VME standards and VITA 62 VPX Power Supplies.

These solutions are tailored to provide a steady and dependable power source for critical systems and are designed to meet various military standards such as MIL-STD-461, MIL-STD-704, MIL-STD-810, MIL-STD-1275, MIL-STD-1399, RTCA DO-160, and DEF Stan 61-5. By meeting these rigorous standards, the PS Series ensures military operations can thrive even in the most challenging and hostile environments.

Uninterruptible Power Supply for Naval Applications

For naval applications, maintaining continuous power is not just essential; it's mission-critical. Amphenol Socapex's Military Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) fully comply with MIL-STD-1399:300B Type I, STANAG 1008 Ed. 9, MIL-STD-167-1 Type I vibration, and MIL-S-901D, Grade A, Class I and II high-impact shock standards. These UPS units are designed to deliver switchover capabilities and robust surge protection, ensuring uninterrupted power to vital systems.

The redundancy configurations, intelligent battery management, and remote monitoring capabilities of these UPS units allow the navy to sustain its strategic dominance even in the face of power issues. This unparalleled reliability ensures that mission-critical systems onboard naval vessels can operate without interruption, safeguarding national interests.

Power Distribution Unit for Optimal Energy Control

Power Distribution Units (PDUs) from the PS Series offer advanced load balancing, surge protection, and spike protection in accordance with MIL-STD-1275C-E or MIL-STD-704A-F. These units are constructed with expertise, allowing control and diagnostics via CAN bus, RS-485, and Ethernet. By integrating critical systems seamlessly, these PDUs maximize energy use and provide a solid foundation for military operations.

With a voltage range spanning from 28V to 250V, the PDU technologies within the PS Series ensure that power distribution is well-regulated, allowing military operations to maintain control over their power needs in the most challenging conditions.

Julien Maurice, Amphenol Socapex Product Manager shares his thoughts “Our portfolio includes Power Connectors & harnesses, you can now add the box in between with the PS Series. Our Power Device solutions are designed for a wide variety of military applications and meet the most demanding military requirements.”

By choosing the PS Series, military forces can significantly enhance their operational readiness and resiliency, ensuring they can succeed in even the most extreme and challenging environments.

With Amphenol Socapex's experience and expertise in the field, these solutions empower armed forces to maintain strategic dominance, uninterrupted power, and optimal energy control.

About Amphenol SOCAPEX

Amphenol Socapex provides and manufactures interconnection systems solutions for the military, security, aerospace and industrial markets. Our products and solutions, designed for rugged and unique situations involving extreme conditions, provide the innovativeness and flexibility essential to meet the needs and requirements of these demanding sectors.
Amphenol Socapex is part of Amphenol Group.


For more information, check out our website:

Contacts Amphenol SOCAPEX
948 promenade Arve BP 29 74300 THYEZ – France
Julien Maurice, Product Manager [email protected]


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Product News Wire mount open loop hall effect current sensor simplifies installation
Wire mount open loop hall effect current sensor simplifies installation
October 26, 2023 | Piher Sensing Systems

Piher Sensing Systems, a leading provider of sensor solutions, announced the introduction of its new HCSO-1W open loop current sensor. The HCSO-1W is a high-accuracy sensor that is ideal for measuring AC and DC currents in battery management systems, industrial battery chargers and motor control applications.

Installing the sensor directly on the current-carrying conductor, without the need for additional hardware simplifies the installation process and reduces the risk of errors and downtime.

The HCSO-1W multirange transducer is based on Hall effect technology and generates a ratiometric analog output voltage signal proportional to the current flowing through the conductor. The sensor is available in a variety of current ranges and features a cable-mounting option for easy installation.
It can measure currents from ±25 A to ±1000 A in cables with diameter section up to 22,5 mm The sensor is easy to install and calibrate, making it a cost-effective choice for OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers.

Piher’s Current Transducers have TMR and Hall-Effect current sensing capabilities rated up to 4kA. They exhibit better than ±3% (hall-effect version) and ±1% (TMR version) accuracy. The advanced non-linear temperature compensation mechanisms these sensors possess ensure that their accuracy is not affected by external temperature fluctuations.

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All models can be tailored to customer’s needs.
For information on product availability or any other related questions, please contact: [email protected]

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Product News New solar product facility opening in Mesa, Arizona
New solar product facility opening in Mesa, Arizona
September 11, 2023 | Amphenol Industrial Operations

Endicott, NY September 2023 – Amphenol Industrial Operations, a global leader in interconnect systems, will be expanding its operations with a new solar product factory opening in Q4 of 2023. The new 58,000 square foot facility will be located in Mesa, Arizona, further expanding Amphenol’s manufacturing presence in the city.

This new factory is anticipated to create up to 50 new specialized jobs, and will be focused on manufacturing solar junction boxes, connectors, and other advanced interconnect assemblies to support the solar energy industry.

Following the passage of the USA Inflation Reduction Act, the launch of this state-of-the-art facility is designed to help with the increased demand for solar energy, as well as contribute to reducing the nation's carbon footprint. It will be equipped with advanced machinery and robotic technologies aimed at ensuring the highest quality and efficiency standards.

"We are thrilled to expand our operations and support the solar energy industry with new products designed to increase efficiency and reliability, while reducing supply chain risk in the US market," said Mark Cunningham, General Manager of Amphenol

Industrial Operations. "Our business is committed to producing sustainable products that will reduce carbon emissions and support a greener future."

Mesa was selected due to its strategic location, favorable business climate, and skilled workforce, making it an ideal location for the new solar factory. Building this facility will create numerous jobs for the local community and reinforce Amphenol Industrial Operations as one of the leading suppliers to the green energy industry.

"We are pleased with Amphenol Industrial Operations' decision to expand its operations here in Mesa," said John Giles, Mayor of Mesa. "This new factory will bring significant economic benefits to our community and contribute to the growth of the renewable energy sector in Arizona." Councilmember Jenn Duff added: “With this new venture in Mesa, we’re not just producing solar products. We’re shaping a cleaner, brighter world for generations to come. Mesa is committed to environmental stewardship and economic growth.”

“Amphenol Industrial Operations’ junction boxes are becoming an essential component of Heliene’s bill of materials for its U.S.-made solar PV modules,” said Martin Pochtaruk, President of Heliene, one of North America’s fastest-growing domestic module manufacturers and an Amphenol Industrial Operations customer due to its American focus. “Heliene is committed to decarbonizing our supply chain and utilizing more domestically sourced components in our manufacturing. We’re excited about Amphenol Industrial Operations’ expansion, which will help us, and our clients, achieve those goals while also bringing new clean energy jobs to the U.S.”

As a company with a long history of technological innovation and entrepreneurial responsiveness to the needs of our customers, Amphenol Industrial Operations is well positioned to play an integral role in domestic supply of critical components to support the increasing production of PV modules, here in the USA. For more information about Amphenol Industrial Operations and its products, visit

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Product News SurLok Plus 1500V DC - 5.7mm, 12.0mm, 14.0mm
SurLok Plus 1500V DC - 5.7mm, 12.0mm, 14.0mm
July 25, 2023 | Amphenol Industrial Operations

Amphenol Industrial Operations has enhanced its SURLOK Plus series with a more powerful connector with a voltage capacity of 1500VDC. The SURLOK Plus allows customers to carry higher voltages within the same envelope as its 1000VDC antecedent.

Ideal for use in the energy storage market, as well as in electric vehicle, battery solutions, fuel cell and industrial applications, this new field installable, environmentally friendly connector is a highly reliable alternative to common compression lugs. It offers high distribution of power in a small compact lug. It can be used in DC to DC / AC to DC power transfers. It also delivers power from battery cluster to PCS, as well as from a battery pack to the rest of a system.

Using industry standard screw and Busbar termination options, the SURLOK Plus does not need any special torque tools for installation. It features a quick lock and press-to-release design to accommodate various dimensional constraints.

These compact, quick mating connectors feature mechanical keyway options to prevent mis-mating, when utilizing multiple connectors within a single application. The connectors include the latest R4 RADSOK Technology that significantly increases amperage, while reducing insertion force, temperature rise and voltage drop.

The SULOK Plus connectors feature a self-cleaning grid that cleans contacts and connector. They are environmentally sealed and are rated to IP67 and IP6K9K, UL 1977/4128/TUV 2PfG2740.

For more information about the SurLok Plus™ Series visit Amphenol Industrial Operations.

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Product News Amphenol Industrial's APC Series
Amphenol Industrial's APC Series
May 23, 2023 | Amphenol Industrial Operations

Amphenol Industrial Operations, a global leader in interconnect systems, now offers a circular connector with a plastic shell that can be used in industrial power and signal applications. The simple and innovative design of the APC series greatly reduces installation time and helps to provide robust protection.

Designed for use in a wide range of applications, including industrial machinery, agricultural machinery, factory automation, materials handling equipment, communications equipment, HVAC, lighting and signage, as well as rail and transit vehicles and systems, this new circular connector has stamped and formed contacts, making it extremely cost competitive.

The APC series 3-start ACME thread and 2-way bayonet design allows for fast coupling. These light weight, corrosion resistant connectors feature a robust design for rugged environments and are durable to 500 mating cycles.

The connector series is ROHS compliant and can withstand current up to 30A and has an insulation resistance of 500M at 500V DC. The connectors feature a self-locking mechanism and are rated at IP67 when mated. They are also in compliance with UL 94 V-0 flammability, UV resistant and F1 rated.

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Product News Amphenol Industrial's GTC-E Series
Amphenol Industrial's GTC-E Series
March 16, 2023 | Amphenol Industrial Operations

Amphenol Industrial Operations, a global leader in interconnect systems, now offers a reverse bayonet coupling connector that is easy to install in the field, making maintenance effortless. The GTC-E Series, which is based on Amphenol’s GT Reverse Bayonet Coupling Connector Series, is ideal for use in rail and mass transit, heavy equipment, machine tools, and factory automation applications.

This reliable new connector features a UL94-V0 hard plastic insert, and an easy-to-install and easy-to-remove crimp contact that uses industry standard crimp tooling to make on-site repairs and maintenance simple.

The connector’s rugged design can withstand the harshest environments while supplying high current power and signal.  The GTC-E series includes a quick positive coupling that allows for fast mating and un-mating of connectors, an audible and tactile indication of full coupling for safety, and crimp termination that provides a stronger, more reliable termination method than soldering.

The connector features high shock and vibration capabilities making it suitable for high power connections. For higher amperage, lower t-rise, less resistance, and lower mating forces in a smaller footprint, RADSOK socket contacts are available.

The GTC-E Series has an operating temperature range of -40°C to +125°C. It can withstand up to 500 mating cycles.

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Product News Amphenol Industrial's ePower Lite 5.7mm 3-Port
Amphenol Industrial's ePower Lite 5.7mm 3-Port
February 10, 2023 | Amphenol Industrial Operations

Amphenol Industrial Operations, a global leader in interconnect systems, has enhanced its ePower-Lite line to include a 3-pole connector. The ePower-Lite 5.7 mm, which features a quick lock and press-to-release design, is used to connect PTC/AC to DC and related control boxes, including power distribution units (PDU).

Ideal for use in electric vehicles, hybrid or pure EV heavy equipment, as well as fuel cell electrical vehicles, these compact, light-weight plastic shell connectors have a small footprint and provide both weight and space savings in vehicles.

Amphenol’s ePower-Lite 5.7 mm connector is designed to meet the needs of high voltage applications up to 850VDC, like those found in compressors and compressor controllers. It features Amphenol’s patented R4 RADSOK technology to achieve higher current ratings, lower insertion forces and lower temperature rise and contact resistance. The ePower-Lite 5.7 mm is rated up to 120 A of continuous current.

These IP2X touch-proof connectors feature a keyway design to prevent incorrect mating and a straight plug version for easy mating.

This connector series has a UL 94V-0 flammability rating, an IP67 mating when mated and an operating temperature range from -40˚C to 125˚C. For safety and performance, optional HVIL and EMI shielding is available.

For more information about the ePower Lite 5.7mm 3-Port visit Amphenol Industrial Operations.

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