Amphenol Industrial Sustainable Technologies, a global leader in interconnect systems, has partnered with Melni Technologies a global leader in electrical device design and manufacturing, to offer a “crimpless” butt splice solar connector that utilizes Melni’s patented dual spiral technology to make secure, long-lasting connections. The RadCrimp™ solar splice connector was developed to significantly improve crimp reliability in the field while helping to reduce the amount of crimp related failures that are directly related to improper crimping, as well as incorrect mating issues between connector mismatched manufacturers.
Reducing Failure in the Field
The RadCrimp is ideal for use in new solar PV installations, field retrofits and repairs, in solar installations and any other field terminations requiring a robust sealed power connection. The simple and fast termination eliminates the need for crimping and specialized crimp tools and can be safely installed by field technicians.
Melni’s dual spiral technology, allows for a very quick, easy and long-lasting connection with a pull strength unparalleled by its competitors. The innovative RadCrimp connector is assembled by stripping the PV wires/cables, inserting them into the connector and tightening the connector end caps to the specified torque. Since the RadCrimp is a single connector, there is no risk of mating incompatible connectors from different manufacturers and violating UL 6703 requirements. The secure “crimpless” termination eliminates the risk of crimp related assembly failures in the field.
Certified to UL6703 for 1500V DC specifications, this robust solar connector has a current rating of 20A for 12AWG wire and 30A for 10AWG wire. There plans to release an approved product for 6 and 8 AWG sizes later this year.
The RadCrimp offers simple and fast field termination and sealing without any special crimp tool. Low resistance wire termination and sealing can be completed in one action. It has an IP68 rating, making it suitable for all outdoor power application including solar, telecom, ESS, lighting, backup power generation, etc.
For more information about the RadCrimp™ Solar Splice with Melni Spiral Termination Technology visit Amphenol Industrial Operations.
Amphenol Industrial Operations has enhanced its Amphe-PD series with a low profile, two-way power connector that has the capacity to carry high current. The Mini 5.7mm Amphe-PD is used to transfer power from a PSU/PDU to a CPU, GPU PCB board.
Designed to carry up to 150A at 500V DC, these new receptacle connectors are available in busbar mount, right angle and vertical SMT compatible PCB mount. They offer wire terminations ranging from 6 AWG to 2 AWG and can transfer power from a cable harness to PCB or other power application.
The Mini 5.7mm Amphe-PD offers a small footprint making it ideal for use in energy storage racks, data center equipment, servers, 5G, HPC and electrical devices where space is limited. They can accommodate reflow soldering or press fit termination onto the PCB.
These 5.7mm connectors feature RADSOK technology for higher amperage, lower t-rise, less resistance and lower mating forces. This technology allows for more power in a smaller footprint.
The connectors offer a mechanical latch feature that locks the connector in the mated position. The plug has a plastic housing and is bulk packaged.
For more information about the Amphe-PD™ Mini 5.7mm visit Amphenol Industrial Operations.
Amphenol Industrial Operations (AIO) is expanding its SURLOK Plus series to include 8.0mm and 10.3mm right angle connectors, with a voltage range of 1500VDC, to meet energy storage requirements and high-power connections and transfers. These connectors are designed for use in energy storage, EV/HEV, process control/automation, heavy equipment and rail and mass transit.
Featuring a quick connect and locking system design, these robust, cost-effective connectors are ideal for power system connection applications. They are a reliable alternative to common compression lugs.
The SURLOK Plus 8.0mm and 10.3mm are field installable. Using industry standard screw and busbar termination options, these connectors do not need special torque tools to install. They feature a quick lock and press-to-release design to accommodate various dimensional constraints.
These compact, quick mating connectors feature a keyway design to prevent incorrect mating. The SURLOK Plus 8.0mm connector, rated to 200A; and the 10.3mm connector, rated to 350A, can be used in high voltage applications up to 1500VDC. The connectors also include the latest R4 RADSOK Technology that significantly increases amperage, while reducing insertion force, temperature rise and voltage drop.
The SURLOK Plus 8.0mm and 10.3mm 1500VDC conforms to UL4128 and TUV 2PfG2740 1500VDC, a standard set for safety component connectors for use in data, signal, control and power applications.
For more information about the SurLokl Plus™ visit Amphenol Industrial Operations.
Amphenol Industrial Sustainable Technologies now offers a single pole power connector that is designed to exceed the performance of the UTX and H4 family of PV connectors. The Amphe-PV H4 Plus is dual-certified at 1500V DC to UL 6703 and IEC 62852.
Designed for use in photovoltaic PV modules, inverters and installations, these robustly constructed connectors are reliable, durable and stable over their lifetime.
The Amphe-PV H4 Plus offers robust thermal shock performance three times above that of UL requirements; exceeds UL dry heat and damp heat exposure requirements by two times above UL requirements; and surpasses UL humidity and freeze thermal cycling robustness requirements by three times above UL requirements, making them extremely robust in the field.
These new solar connectors use Amphenol’s patented RADSOK technology to achieve higher current ratings, as well as to lower temperature rise and contact resistance, as compared to other contact methods on the market.
The Amphe-PV H4 Plus features a ratcheting cable gland that prevents backspin after termination. It is designed with an enhanced sealing grommet and internal collet for better wet leakage performance and cable retention. The unit’s innovative sealing structure offers stable protection and IP68 (24 hours at 1 meter) performance.
Constructed of high-performance polymer material to ensure long-term stability, this connector has an ambient temperature range of 40˚C to +85˚C, and upper limiting temperature of 120˚C. It is chemical resistant and has low moisture absorption. It accepts wire gauges from 14 AWG/2.5mm² to 8 AWG/10mm².
For more information about the Amphe-PV H4 Plus™ Cable Connector and Amphe-PV H4 Plus™ Panel Mounted Connector visit Amphenol Industrial Operations.
Amphenol Industrial Operations (AIO), continues to expand its SurLok Plus series and cabling system to fulfill the increasing demand for higher voltage interconnections within the energy storage, electric vehicle and battery charging markets. The 3.6mm SurLok Plus right angle connector, in 1500VDC voltage range, is an industry-leading product for 70A application power connections for battery and related control box applications. In order to meet 1000VDC voltage range application requirements, AIO added 5.7 and 8.0mm inline type connectors. These connectors feature a quick connect and locking system design that is ideal for power system connection applications.
Used to meet energy storage requirements
SurLok Plus is a single pole connector that can be used to meet energy storage requirements for high power connections and transfers. EMI shielding function is available for high voltage and current connections in the 1000V, 8.0mm size.
In addition to being ideal for use in energy storage, this new compact connector can also be used in electric vehicles, hybrid electric and/or EV within the heavy equipment market. Surlok Plus 3.6mm right angle 1500VDC and 5.7 and 8.0mm inline 1000VDC are reliable alternatives to common compression lugs.
Easy to mate and unmate
These robust, cost-effective connectors are easy to mate and unmate, featuring a keyway design to prevent incorrect mating. The SurLok Plus 3.6mm is rated 70A, while the 5.7mm and 8.0mm inline are rated to 120A, and 200A respectively.
The SurLok Plus offers a flexible, quick lock and press-to-release design to accommodate various dimensional constraints. The R4 RADSOK connector significantly increases amperage, while reducing insertion force, temperature rise and voltage drop. The Surlok Plus 3.6mm 1500VDC conforms to UL4128, while the 5.7mm and 8.0mm inline 1000VDC conforms to UL1977; a standard set for safety component connectors for use in data, signal, control and power applications.
For more information about the SurLok Plus™ visit Amphenol Industrial Operations.
Thyez, France, October 12, 2021 – Amphenol SOCAPEX new Display Solutions are designed to transmit video data & information in harsh environment for equipments such as C5ISR, Ground Vehicles and Navy.
These new connectors are designed and built to last to ensure a reliable transmission between display screens, cameras, computers. The new Rugged Display Solutions range covers protocols including: DisplayPort, HDMI.
Implementing these new connectors is really quick and easy. Any standard DisplayPort or HDMI plugs or cordsets can be converted into a military-grade solution for harsh environments with high level of sealing and durability.
More details regarding the technical features of each connector:
MDP FTV - Mini DisplayPort 1.4 rugged interconnect system
MDP FTV connectors can support 8K UHD (7680 × 4320) at 60 Hz or 4K UHD (3840 × 2160) at 120 Hz. They feature a Tri Start Thread coupling mechanism (MIL-DTL-38999 series III type) with anti-decoupling device and use display 1.4 protocol. The transmission bandwidth is 32.4 Gbit/s with 8.1 Gbit/s per lane.
HDMI FTV - HDMI 2.0 protocol rugged interconnect system
HDMI FTV connectors can support 4K UHD (3840 × 2160) at 60 Hz. They are based on the norm MIL-DTL-38999 series III using HDMI 2.0 protocol. The transmission bandwidth goes up to 18 Gbit/s with 6 Gbit/s per lane.
« This is a great new product range to bring under the Amphenol SOCAPEX product offering in order to respond better to the needs of the military markets. The Rugged Display Solutions range enlarges our core offering and further defines our footprint in video transmission applications. » comments Kevin Zerr, Amphenol SOCAPEX C5ISR Product Manager.
In order to adapt to harsh environmental constraints, the connectors are available in different materials and surface treatments such as cadmium, zinc, black nickel, or nickel.
These new connectors are available now through our network of distributors (see the detailed list on our website https://www.amphenol-socapex.com/en/find-a-distributor).
If you need any help to specify or select the right connector for your application, please contact our Technical Support team who will help you. Go to https://www.amphenol-socapex.com/en/technical-support
Wallingford, Connecticut, September 16, 2021. Amphenol Corporation today announced it was the recipient of two Cisco awards: Cisco 2021 GSM Supplier of the Year and Cisco 2021 Supply Chain Operations Supplier of the Year. Cisco unveiled the award winners at its annual Supplier Appreciation Event (SAE). The 30th annual SAE was aired virtually for the second year in a row on Cisco TV on September 14, 2021.
The Cisco 2021 GSM Supplier of the Year award recognizes Amphenol for demonstrating excellence in all of Cisco’s core performance areas – quality, technology, flexibility and productivity, and exceeding expectations to support the success of Cisco and its customers.
The Cisco 2021 Supply Chain Operations Supplier of the Year award recognizes Amphenol for exceeding expectations across many areas of the business including quality, technology, responsiveness, flexibility, value creation, sustainability, and consistently demonstrating a high-level of partnership.
“The way we anticipate, navigate and respond to global events that impact our industry will determine how the world builds a more sustainable, more resilient, and more inclusive future,” said Marco De Martin, vice president, Global Supplier Management, Cisco. “Our theme this year, ‘Together Toward Tomorrow’ highlights the criticality of our extended partner and supplier network. Despite the tremendous challenges we faced this past year, we have collectively remained focused on our shared goals. Together with our valued partners, we look forward to continuing to help our customers reimagine their applications, power hybrid work, transform their infrastructure and secure their enterprise.”
At the event, Cisco celebrated the collective achievements and contributions of its most strategic supply chain partners, and recognized the suppliers and partners that executed exceptionally well across the supply chain.
Amphenol Corporation is one of the world’s largest designers, manufacturers and marketers of electrical, electronic and fiber optic connectors and interconnect systems, antennas, sensors and sensor-based products and coaxial and high-speed specialty cable. Amphenol designs, manufactures and assembles its products at facilities in the Americas, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa and sells its products through its own global sales force, independent representatives and a global network of electronics distributors. Amphenol has a diversified presence as a leader in high-growth areas of the interconnect market including: Automotive, Broadband Communications, Commercial Aerospace, Industrial, Information Technology and Data Communications, Military, Mobile Devices and Mobile Networks. For more information, visit www.amphenol.com.
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Amphenol Industrial Operations now offers EMI Wind-Lok, a reverse bayonet connector designed to deliver high power from source to load. This heavy-duty connector with EMI shielding is used in a variety of different markets, including wind turbines, offshore windfarms, electrical generators, charging systems, as well as offshore petroleum production.
Amphenol’s EMI Wind-Lok is a single pole, high-power connector that features a 1/3 turn reverse bayonet coupling design with secondary coupling that allows for audible, tactile and visual confirmation of secure mating. Its double-dead front, finger-proof inserts help to protect the pin as well as the socket.
With a shell size of 40, this heavy-duty connector can fit a wide range of wire sizes. Its 18 mm RADSOK socket contact provides an amperage rating up to 800 A at 2,500 VDC.
EMI Wind-Lok features rugged corrosion resistant plating with a hard coat anodized finish that can withstand 300 days of continuous salt spray. The connector offers crimp or two-hole busbar termination and features silver plated contacts. It is RoHS and REACH compliant, providing more protection for insert and contact assembly. The connector is also vibration resistant.
The new connector has an operating temperature of -40˚C to +125˚C and can withstand up to 2,000 mating cycles.
For more information about the EMI Wind-Lok® visit Amphenol Industrial Operations.
PCB Mounted Jam Nut Receptacles for Heavy Duty, Harsh Environment Applications
Available in 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18 Shell Sizes and 18 Insert Arrangements
Amphenol Sine Systems’ ecomate® Aquarius™ PCB Mounted Jam Nut Receptacles are designed specifically for mounting to Printed Circuit Boards (PCB) or Flex Circuits. As part of the ecomate® Aquarius Waterproof Connector series, they provide an IP67/69K waterproof rating when in a mated condition for industrial applications, and incorporates the latest technology in high impact thermoplastic design, offering advantages of lightweight, lower-cost, sealed connector systems on the market today. ecomate® Aquarius Waterproof Connectors are ideal for Indoor/Outdoor applications and the MIL-DTL-26482 based design provides a quick, reliable, 1/3 turn bayonet coupling.
Additional ecomate® Aquarius™ connectors include optional In-Line, Jam-Nut, Square-Flanged, and End Cap configurations. Their pin and socket contacts are available on reels, in strip form, for high volume, low cost, automatic machine terminations. They are also available in loose piece, machined, contact forms and can be shared with the ecomate® RM Rugged Metal Connectors multi-way connector series.
- Built-In Stand-Off’s for consistent height off PCB for ease of cleaning
- Optional Locking Posts for secure mounting for harsh environments
- Lower Profile than industry standard Jam Nut receptacles
- Bayonet Rapid Coupling System
- Colored Rings for Visual Identification Available
Applications: Solar Energy – Power; Off-Road – Mining, Railway, Marine; Instrumentation – Measurement, Water Metering; Building Automation - HVAC, Lighting, Closed Circuit TV; Telecom – Data Infrastructure, Traffic Control
Amphenol Industrial Operations now offers a connector with high-speed contacts that provide datalink solutions for critical applications. The Amphe-Lite Quadrax provides high data transfer rates, lower power consumption and excellent EMI compatibility.
This new connector, designed for high-speed signal applications in ruggedized and high vibration environments includes two pairs (4 pins) of high-speed contacts with bandwidth up to 3.125 GHz, Ethernet 10G Base-T-100 Ohm and a data rate up to 6.5 Gbps.
USED IN THE RAIL MASS TRANSIT, HEAVY EQUIPMENT, OIL AND GAS, AND MINING MARKETS
Ideal for use in rail mass transit for WTB, MVB and PIS systems; datalink for network, sensor, audio and video in heavy equipment; as well as datalink and signal in the oil and gas mining markets, these connectors offer high bandwidth, excellent EMI shielding, a ruggedized shell and robust design for extreme environments.
These versatile connectors are shock and vibration resistant and can withstand 500 hours of salt spray. They are compatible with MIL-DTL-38999 shell and have excellent adaptability in a modified size 8 cavity to accommodate keyed contacts. They are also compatible with Cat 5E or Cat 6A cable systems.
Amphe-Lite Quadrax is available in size 8 crimp termination or PC tails, with high density (up to 99 contacts) hybrid signal and power.
For more information about the Amphe-Lite Quadrax visit Amphenol Industrial Operations.