Rugged connector from Amphenol provides power distribution for communications shelters, oil platforms

SIDNEY, N.Y., 21 May 2010. Amphenol Industrial in Sidney, N.Y., is introducing a rugged connector for power distribution as part of the company's line of NEPTUNE connectors for demanding power generation and distribution applications like communications shelters, oil exploration, convention centers, manufacturing plants, and production platforms.

May 21st, 2010
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SIDNEY, N.Y., 21 May 2010. Amphenol Industrial in Sidney, N.Y., is introducing a rugged connector for power distribution as part of the company's line of NEPTUNE connectors for demanding power distribution applications like communications shelters, oil exploration, convention centers, manufacturing plants, and production platforms.

The rugged connectors pair an aluminum housing with Amphenol's RADSOK contact technology to provide increased amperage and voltage in a compact, lightweight package. Amphenol's IP68-8-rated connectors, which have a dielectric strength of 1,800 volts, are available with plugs and receptacles from 30 amps through 400 amps at 600 volts.

RADSOK uses an electrical terminal based on a hyperbolic grid configuration that enables lower insertion forces than standard contacts, while increasing available amperage and voltage. NEPTUNE's precision machined aluminum components are high-tensile-strength bar stock, finished with a hard coating to 40 points on the Rockwell C scale and are heat resistant to 750 degrees Fahrenheit. Operating temperature for the connector is -67 to 225 F.

Armored and sheathed cable built to IEEE-45/UL1309, IEC, BS, DIN, and JIC standards as well as unarmored cables and flexible cables, including S, SO, SOOW-A, W and G-GC, are compatible with the NEPTUNE line. Cable housings with ample wire space slip over the conductors after termination, eliminating cumbersome handling and seating of inserts with conductors attached.

The nickel silver alloy plated contacts are interchangeable and reversible. Gold plating is available. The connectors are resistant to 60 Gs, exceeding Mil-STD-167-1 vibration standards.

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

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