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New Rugged Connector from Amphenol Features High Amperage; Low Mating Force

30 August 2011

Amphenol Industrial, a global leader in interconnect systems, has introduced a new high amperage, single pole, plastic circular power connector for benign environment power applications.

The Amphe-PPC is ideal for outdoor power supply, control systems and communications environments in a variety of industrial markets including hybrid and electric vehicle, heavy equipment, outer door LED and factory automation.

The compact, lightweight Amphe-PPC uses silver-plated 5.7 mm RADSOK crimp-termination contacts – a gold-plated version is available - and can carry a current up to 120A. Featuring a lower insertion force and temperature rise than traditional contacts it provides longer life with the ability to be used in higher current applications at a given temperature.

The Amphe-PPC comes with integrated, waterproof cable glands and doesn’t need additional adaptors, allowing it to fit into smaller spaces. This cost-effective IP67-rated connector also features rubber seals as well as a molded thermoplastic housing and insert. Each connector is designed with 90- and 120-color and keyway positions of different polarity preventing mating mistakes and ensuring safety during operation. The connector is finger-proof in unmated applications to minimize contact with live contacts and prevent risk of shock.

The rugged connector can withstand up to 500 mating cycles at extended temperatures from -40°C to +125°C, salt fog spray to NACI 5% for 1,000 hours as well as shock and vibration of 980 m/s. Maximum operating voltage is 2,000 VAC and contact resistance is 5 million-ohms. Minimum insulation resistance is 5,000 mega-ohms at 25°C.

The new Amphe-PPC uses Amphenol’s patented RADSOK technology utilising the tensile strength properties of 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. With millions of parts in the field, the RADSOK electrical connection has proven to be extremely reliable, with almost no reported connection failures in RADSOK-designed applications.


AMPHENOL INDUSTRIAL OPERATIONS EUROPE
Via Barbaiana n.5, I-20020 Lainate (MI), Milano, Italy
Tel: +39 02 93254.204 Fax : +39 02 93254.444
E-mail: sallegra@amphenol-aio.com
www.amphenol-industrial.com


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