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SIDNEY, N.Y., 30 Aug. 2011. Amphenol Industrial in Sidney, N.Y., is introducing a high-amperage, single-pole, plastic circular power connector for outdoor power supply, control systems, and communications in applications such as hybrid and electric vehicles, heavy equipment, outer door LED lighting, and factory automation. The Amphe-PPC uses silver-plated 5.7-millimeter RADSOK crimp-termination contacts, with gold-plated available, and can carry a current as strong as 120 amps.

The rugged connector has low insertion force and temperature rise for durability and use in high-current applications at a given temperature, Amphenol officials say. The power connector comes with waterproof cable glands.

The connector is rated to IP67, has rubber seals, and a molded thermoplastic housing and insert. Each connector has 90- and 120-color and keyway positions of different polarity to prevent mating mistakes. The connector is finger-proof in unmated applications to minimize contact with live contacts and prevent risk of shock.

The rugged connector can withstand as many as 500 mating cycles, operates in temperatures from -40 to 125 degrees Celsius, withstands salt fog spray to NACI 5 percent for 1,000 hours, and stands up to shock and vibration of 980 m/s. Maximum operating voltage is 600 volts AC and contact resistance is 5 million ohms. Minimum insulation resistance is 5,000 mega-ohms at 25 C.

For more information contact Amphenol Industrial online at www.amphenol-industrial.com.

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