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NEC 2011-Compliant PV Connector is TUV-certified to 1,500 V.
Press Release Summary:
January 30, 2013 - Used in large scale utility and commercial PV installations, H4 series adheres to UL requirements in US up to 1,000 V and meets IEC requirements for use up to 1,500 V in European Union, parts of Asia, India, and Middle East. RoHS-compliant connectors feature RADSOK technology for optimized current ratings and contact resistance, minimizing power losses and maximizing reliability. Products are offered in 4 gauges – 14, 12, 10, and 8 AWG – respectively rated at 32, 40, 44, and 65 A.
Original Press Release
H4 PV Connector from Amphenol is TUV-Certified to 1500 V
Press release date: January 1, 2013
Sidney, N.Y. – Amphenol Industrial Global Operations, a global leader in interconnect systems, has announced that its photovoltaic (PV) H4 connector is TUV-certified to 1500 V and meets the requirements of IEC EN 50521, Certificate #: R-72123201. This new rating approval combined with the existing 1000 V by UL further establishes Amphenol’s H4 series of PV connectors as the technology leader for PV systems worldwide.
PV module manufacturers can now offer its global customers a single field-installable connector that meets the highest voltage rating of both UL (Underwriters Laboratories) and IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission). EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) firms around the world can now use the H4 for cable assemblies and interconnections to meet the highest voltage standards available.
Used in large scale utility and commercial PV installations, the H4 not only adheres to UL requirements in the US up to 1000 V, but meets IEC requirements for use up to 1500 V in markets where IEC is recognized including the European Union, parts of Asia, India and the Middle East.
Amphenol’s H4 connectors feature RADSOK technology, offering the highest current ratings and lowest contact resistance resulting in lower power losses and improved reliability. They are compatible with industry-standard connectors.
The upgraded connectors meet NEC 2011 requirements without the need for extra locking collars or locking sleeves. They are RoHS-compliant and use a simple unlocking tool for easy mating and unmating in the field. The H4 is available in four different gauges including 14 AWG rated at 32 A, 12 AWG rated at 40 A, 10 AWG rated at 44 A and 8 AWG rated at 65 A.
Pricing varies depending on customer needs. Delivery is two weeks ARO.
For more information, please visit http://www.amphenol-industrial.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Amphenol Industrial Global Operations, headquartered in a 675,000 square foot facility in Sidney, N.Y., provides a full range of high reliability connectors and interconnection systems specifically for the industrial markets including base stations, rail/mass transit, process control, automotive manufacturing, heavy equipment, and petrochemical/power generation.
Products include ruggedized-for-industry cylindrical, fiber optic, rectangular, and industrialized versions of Amphenol’s MIL-DTL-5015 cylindrical, MIL-DTL-26482 miniature cylindrical and GT reverse bayonet cylindrical connectors. It employs more than 1,400 people and is both ISO9001 and MIL-STD-790 certified.
Amphenol Industrial Global Operations is a division of Amphenol Corporation, Wallingford, CT, one of the largest manufacturers of interconnect products in the world, with year 2011 sales topping $3.9 billion.