Rugged connectors for power electronics in industrial automation introduced by Amphenol

SIDNEY, N.Y., 11 March 2012. Amphenol Industrial Global Operations in Sidney, N.Y., is introducing the IP67-rated Amphe-SP3 rugged connectors for environmental high-power applications such as smart grids, UPS for industrial applications, outdoor power supply, control systems, hybrid and electric vehicles, heavy equipment, and factory automation. The Amphe-SP3 has 90- and 120-color and keyway positions of different polarity for reducing mating mistakes.

Rugged connectors for power electronics in industrial automation introduced by Amphenol
Rugged connectors for power electronics in industrial automation introduced by Amphenol

SIDNEY, N.Y., 11 March 2012. Amphenol Industrial Global Operations in Sidney, N.Y., is introducing the IP67-rated Amphe-SP3 rugged connectors for environmental high-power applications such as smart grids, UPS for industrial applications, outdoor power supply, control systems, hybrid and electric vehicles, heavy equipment, and factory automation. The Amphe-SP3 has 90- and 120-color and keyway positions of different polarity for reducing mating mistakes.

The power electronics connector has Amphenol's patented RADSOK technology that uses a hyperbolic, stamped grid configuration that provides a large, coaxial, face-to-face surface area engagement not only to maximize heat dissipation and reduce failures, but also to produce low voltage drop, low temperature rise, and low insertion forces.

The Amphe-SP3 features a molded thermoplastic housing and insert with rubber seals as well as integrated waterproof cable glands for tight spaces. This rugged connector is finger-proof in unmated applications, minimizing the user's interface with live contacts and the risk of shock.

The Amphe-SP3 uses silver-plated 5.7 mm RADSOK crimp-termination contacts and carries a current as strong as 120 amps. The connector's maximum operating voltage is 600 volts AC with a contact resistance of 5 million ohms. Its minimum insulation resistance is 5,000 mega-ohms at 25 degrees Celsius.

The Amphe-SP3 can withstand as many as 500 mating cycles at temperatures from -40 to 125 C, salt fog spray to NACI 5 percent for 1,000 hours as well as shock and vibration of 980 m/s. For more information contact Amphenol Industrial online at www.amphenol-industrial.com.

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