Power connector for large-scale utility PV installations introduced by Amphenol

SIDNEY, N.Y., 12 Nov. 2012. Amphenol Industrial Global Operations in Sidney, N.Y., is introducing the UL1000 V 8 AWG power connector for use by installers, developers, module manufacturers, combiner box companies, and engineering procurement construction (EPC) firms in large-scale utility and commercial PV installations.

The UL1000 is rated by UL for as much power as 1,000 volts, and can accommodate larger cable sizes for more efficient DC system layout designs as well as reduced balance of system component and equipment costs.

The UL1000 V 8 AWG interconnect technology uses the existing mating interface as Amphenol’s current H4 connector, and can be integrated into PV cable assemblies in a factory environment or installed on the job site.

Amphenol’s H4 connectors feature RADSOK technology for high current ratings and low contact resistance. The RoHS-compliant Amphenol H4 8 AWG connector also meets NEC 2008 requirements without the need for extra locking collars or locking sleeves.

The connector uses an unlocking tool for unmating in the field. For more information contact Amphenol online at

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