Amphenol’s New Connectors Cost-effectively Accommodate Lower Amperage
SIDNEY, N.Y., March 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Amphenol Industrial Global Operations, a global leader in interconnect systems, has expanded its ePower connector series to include the IP67-rated ePower 200 for use in smaller scale electro-mechanical systems with a 200 A current limit as well as in power converters, motors for hybrid electric vehicles and high current electrical systems in utility trucks and other heavy equipment vehicles.
The ePower 200 connectors feature integrated EMI shielding and Amphenol’s patented RADSOK technology that attains higher current ratings and lower contact resistance in comparison to other contact methods on the market.
This versatile new connector operates at 600 V DC with a 200 A rating. In the growing energy storage market, where space is at a premium and budgets are often limited, these cost-effective ePower connectors can replace up to three conventional connectors, saving on space and cost.
The ePower 200 features more power in less space with the RADSOK contact system, an electrical terminal based on a hyperbolic grid configuration that allows lower insertion forces and easier mating.
Both user friendly and reliable, Amphenol’s unique RADSOK system eliminates the need to run wires through bulky cable glands in traditional three-phase motor assemblies and offers a 40 percent smaller footprint than three EMI shielding cable glands.
The ePower 200 is available in two- and three-pin power configurations with a current rating of 200 A per contact.
The ePower 200 connector series feature IP2X style sockets available in crimp, lug or bus bar termination, while cable plugs feature IP2X style crimp pin and can accommodate shielded wires. This new connector also includes an all aluminum shell, strain relief for jacketed cable incorporated into the shell and outstanding vibration resistance as well as two signal terminals for last mate-first break HVIL purposes.
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EDITOR’S NOTE: 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-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 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.
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