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Product News Amphenol Industrial's Amphe-Lite Fiber Optic Termini
Amphenol Industrial's Amphe-Lite Fiber Optic Termini
July 27, 2022 | Amphenol Industrial Operations

Amphenol Industrial Operations has enhanced its Amphe-Lite connector series to meet the increasing demand of fiber optic interconnection applications in the medical, oil and gas, security and grid industries. Amphe-Lite fiber optic termini transmits an optical laser with high speed, high reliability, EMI/RFI immune, digital data transmission in harsh environments.

Designed to interconnect fiber optic channels by providing precise alignment, tight contact and strong protection, this fiber optic solution is light weight for applications where total system weight is a factor; features an acceptable insertion loss when the distance is over 1KM; as well as offers 200 and 600 MHz/km of bandwidth when there is an enormous amount of information to carry.

These versatile connectors are shock and vibration resistant and can withstand 500 mating cycles. The Amphe-Lite fiber optic termini is compatible with MIL-DTL-38999 shell and have excellent adaptability in a size 16 cavity. They are designed and manufactured to be equivalent to MIL-PRF-29504/4&5.

This enhanced connector series features a ceramic alignment sleeve that ensures accurate fiber to fiber alignment. Connector sockets have a threaded protective shroud that is manufactured from rugged plastics. The contacts are spring-loaded to ensure consistent mating.

For more information about the Amphe-Lite Fiber Optic Termini visit Amphenol Industrial Operations.

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Product News APH Industrial: Amphenol and ABB alliance keeps global transportation moving
APH Industrial: Amphenol and ABB alliance keeps global transportation moving
June 30, 2022 | Amphenol Industrial Operations
  • Global technology leaders Amphenol and ABB Installation Products to expand high-performance conduit solutions for evolving standards
  • ABB conduit systems connect and protect electrical systems that power mass transit and vehicles
  • Collaboration will drive innovation and enhance reliability across transportation, industrial and robotics applications

Connecting and protecting electrical wiring is essential to the performance and power of interconnected systems. As more applications integrate cable and conduit technology, Amphenol, a global industrial leader in connectors and specialized cable assemblies, and ABB Installation Products are working together on high-performance electrical solutions to meet the evolving needs of e-mobility, infrastructure, robotics and transportation customers.

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Product News Amphenol Industrial's ePower-Lite Mini
Amphenol Industrial's ePower-Lite Mini
June 22, 2022 | Amphenol Industrial Operations

Amphenol Industrial Operations has enhanced its ePower-Lite line to include a 2-pole mini ePower-Lite connector with a secondary locking design that is rated to 30 A. This connector was created as a low-cost alternative for EV customers.

Designed for use in electric vehicles, hybrid cars and heavy equipment/forklifts, as well as by PDU, MCU and OBC manufacturers, the ePower-Lite Mini has an operating voltage of 600V AC / 800V DC. Specific applications include, the PTC (positive temperature coefficient), PDU (power distribution unit), MCU (motor control unit), battery packs and Battery charging.

These robust connectors feature a lightweight plastic shell and compact design to provide weight and space savings in vehicle design. They also include HVIL and EMI shielding for safety and performance.

The connectors are touch-proof and feature a straight version plug for easy mating, as well as a 4 key/keyway design to prevent incorrect mating. The ePower-Lite Mini can be mated at least 100 times.

This connector series has a UL 94V-0 flammability rating, an IP67 rating when mated, and an operating temperature range from -40°C to 125°C.

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Product News Amphenol Industrial's Eaxtron - UL1977 DIN Connector
Amphenol Industrial's Eaxtron - UL1977 DIN Connector
June 07, 2022 | Amphenol Industrial Operations

Amphenol Industrial Operations has partnered with Eaxtron USA, a battery connector manufacturer located in Woodland Hills, CA, to sell its Effortless & Arcless UL 1977 DIN connectors, crimpers and cable assemblies that will still be available under the Eaxtron name. These connectors are designed to offer lower cost of ownership and meet the needs of companies in the Material Handling (forklifts), GSE (ground support equipment - aviation support), MRO (maintenance, repair, operations), specialty vehicles (golf carts, EATV, etc) and warehouse operations and purchasing industries. They are safe, easy to use and durable.

Making effortless connections

The UL1977 connectors offer coupling with 80% less effort than the current industry standard and feature a unique contact technology that allows for more contact points and a higher rate of conductivity. A lower force is required to mate and unmate the leads to these connectors, resulting in less damage and lower injury rates.

Durability is key

The connector’s contacts are made from pure copper and plated with 6μm of silver, ensuring minimal wear and tear on the contact. The patented Vortex clip guarantees a safe and easier connection, significantly reducing friction and further improving the contact’s lifespan.

Made from polyamide to ensure robust performance in even the most rugged environments, these connectors have flexible and durable handles.

Safe to use

The connector is designed with a patented locking mechanism as well as female contacts and a durable housing that stops potential arcs. Its color-coded system design helps to prevent non-compatible connection by classifying different voltages and applications by color.

Eaxtron USA connectors are UL approved and available in sizes rated to 160A, 320A and 430A. These durable connectors have a lifespan that exceeds 12,000 cycles, which is twice the industry average. Adapters are available to make the connectors interoperable with other industry standard connectors.

Innovation at Eaxtron USA will always be user-oriented. It is this focus on the human factor of technology that has inspired the company to focus on usability, safety, and comfort rather than the bottom line. For Eaxtron USA, the bottom line is the user experience. The company aspires to reshape the industry around this value. As the industry adapts to innovations in lithium-ion and fast charge technology, Eaxtron USA aims to shepherd this evolution such that connections become not only faster, but safer and more efficient too. With these values at the forefront of our mission, Eaxtron USA will revolutionize the way it uses and thinks about connectors, from commodity towards practical and valuable solution.

For pricing of the Eaxtron Effortless & Arcless UL 1977 DIN connectors, please contact your Amphenol Industrial sales engineer for further details and a quote.

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Product News Amphenol Industrial's RadCrimp™ Solar Splice with Melni Spiral Termination Technology
Amphenol Industrial's RadCrimp™ Solar Splice with Melni Spiral Termination Technology
May 13, 2022 | Amphenol Industrial Operations

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.

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Product News Amphenol Industrial's Amphe-PD™ Mini 5.7mm
Amphenol Industrial's Amphe-PD™ Mini 5.7mm
April 06, 2022 | 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.

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Product News Amphenol Industrial's SurLok Plus™ 8.0mm and 10.3mm 1500VDC
Amphenol Industrial's SurLok Plus™ 8.0mm and 10.3mm 1500VDC
March 16, 2022 | 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.

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Product News Amphenol Industrial's Amphe-PV H4 Plus™
Amphenol Industrial's Amphe-PV H4 Plus™
January 27, 2022 | 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.

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Product News Amphenol Industrial's SurLok Plus™ 2021 Expansion
Amphenol Industrial's SurLok Plus™ 2021 Expansion
November 17, 2021 | Amphenol Industrial Products Group

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.

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Product News Amphenol SOCAPEX launches a new range of Rugged Display Solutions : MiniDisplay Port & HDMI connectors
Amphenol SOCAPEX launches a new range of Rugged Display Solutions : MiniDisplay Port & HDMI connectors
October 22, 2021 | Amphenol SOCAPEX

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

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