Power Connectors suit demanding portable applications.

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Featuring RADSOK® contact system, NEPTUNE(TM) connectors provide safe power interconnects in portable equipment. Aluminum hardware is finished with hard coating to 40 points on Rockwell C scale, and cable housings slip over conductors after termination. Contact inserts are interchangeable and reversible to suit specific needs. Line includes plugs and receptacles rated from 30-400 A @ 600 V, with IP-68-8-rated connectors featuring 1,800 V dielectric strength.

Original Press Release:

New Line of Power Connectors from Amphenol Provide More Power in Smaller Size

Sidney, NY, May 2005 -- Amphenol Industrial Operations, a manufacturer of high reliability connectors and interconnection systems for the industrial markets, has introduced a new line of power connectors that are 50% smaller and lighter-weight than competitive products. NEPTUNE(TM) connectors are designed to provide safe and dependable power interconnects in portable equipment of any type, especially in demanding applications. NEPTUNE is ideal for oil exploration equipment, both on land or offshore; modular power generation equipment; modular manufacturing plants; and convention center power distribution.

The NEPTUNE line includes plugs and receptacles from 30 amps to 400 amps at 600 volts, featuring Amphenol's patented RADSOK® contact system, which allows for more amperage and voltage through a smaller connector. NEPTUNE's lightweight, rugged aluminum hardware is precision machined from high-tensile-strength bar stock and finished with a hard coating to 40 points on the Rockwell C scale. Conductors are readily terminated to easily accessible pressure wire terminals.

Cable housings with ample wiring space slip over the conductors after termination, eliminating cumbersome handling and seating of inserts with conductors attached.

Armored and sheathed cable built to IEEE-45/UL1309, IEC, BS, DIN and JIC standards are compatible with the new NEPTUNE connectors, as are unarmored cables and flexible cables, including S, SO, SOOW-A, W, and G-GC type cables.

The contact inserts are interchangeable and reversible to suit specific needs. The contacts are made from copper with standard silver plating, and are available with optional gold plating. The new connectors are rated IP-68-8, and feature a dielectric strength of 1,800 volts.

With millions of parts in the field, the patented RADSOK electrical connection has proven to be extremely reliable, with almost no reported connection failures in Amphenol RADSOK-designed applications. RADSOK utilizes the tensile strength properties of the flat, high conductivity alloy grid for the high normal forces required for conductivity, while providing a large conductive surface area. This results in a correspondingly low voltage drop and low temperature rise while maintaining low insertion forces. RADSOK sizes used in NEPTUNE are #12, #10, #4, #1/0, #4/0, and #350 MCM.

Pricing for NEPTUNE connectors starts at $100 for a mated pair. Delivery is four to six weeks ARO.

For more information, contact Bob Fralicker, product manager, Amphenol Industrial Operations, Amphenol Corporation, 40-60 Delaware Ave, Sidney, NY, 13838-1395.
Tel: 800/678-0141; Fax: 607/563-5351, e-mail rfralicker@amphenol-aio.com; Web: www.amphenol-industrial.com.

Amphenol Industrial Operations, headquartered in a 675,000 square foot facility in Sidney, NY, 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-C-5015 cylindrical, MIL-C-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 Operations is a division of Amphenol Corporation, Wallingford, CT, one of the largest manufacturers of interconnect products in the world, with year 2004 sales topping $1.5 billion.

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