Electrical Connectors support extended wire size range.

Press Release Summary:

Enabling design flexibility by allowing use of larger wires, SB120/PP120/PP180 Plus series are available with Extended Range Contacts. This increases amperage capability without enlarging actual product or altering housing. Series SB120 Plus models accept No. 1 AWG wire size, while PP120 Plus models accept No. 1 AWG and 1/0 sizes. Finally, PP180 Plus connectors accept No. 2/0 and 3/0 wire size.

Original Press Release:

Anderson Power Products® Announces the New 'Extended Range Contacts'

Designed to provide additional design flexibility and value by allowing larger wire sizes to be used

Anderson Power Products (APP), a leader in the design and manufacture of interconnect solutions, announces the "Extended Range Contacts" for the SB120, PP120 & PP180 "Plus" Connectors.

APP's new and innovative "Extended Range Contacts" are the latest addition to the standard PP and SB connector series. These contacts are designed to provide additional design flexibility and value to customers by allowing larger wire sizes to be used. This increases the amperage capability without enlarging APP's robust SB120, PP120 and PP180 connectors.

As the demand for higher power utilizing less space continues to grow, APP's team of experienced engineers redesigned certain features of the contacts to accommodate larger wire sizes. This slight change in the contact design does not alter the housings, allowing for more power in a smaller package.

These new contacts can be used wherever PP's and SB's are currently being used, specifically the telecommunications and power electronic industries, where increased power and decreased space is a constant goal for design engineers. Other markets would include UPS manufacturers, material handling, personal mobility, electric vehicles and battery charger manufacturers.

The "SB120 Plus" Connectors will now accept a #1 AWG (42.4 mm²) wire size. The "PP120 Plus" Connectors will also accept a #1 AWG (42.4 mm²) and a #1/0 (53.5 mm²) wire size. Finally, the "PP180 Plus" Connectors will accept a #2/0 (67.4 mm²) and #3/0 (85 mm²) wire size. The new "Extended Range" contacts will be crimped using APP's existing high quality crimp tools.

About Anderson Power Products
Anderson Power Products is a leader in developing high quality, low cost, power interconnect solutions for several industries, including: back up power systems, electrical recreational vehicles, ups systems, telecommunications and high-technology devices. Headquartered in Sterling, MA, Anderson Power Product's facility is ISO 9001:2008 certified and uses automated manufacturing to offer uncompromising quality. In addition, APP operates a distribution and assembly facility in Warrington, England to provide support for its European customers, as well as three Asia Pacific facilities: Shenzhen, China, Shatin Hong Kong and Taichung City 407, Taiwan (R.O.C.).

APP connectors are available through an authorized distributor network or direct from the factory. For further information about the company and its products, call 978-422-3600 or visit their web site at www.andersonpower.com.

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