Rugged Connector Features High Current, Low Mating Force

Oct. 18, 2011
Amphenol Industrial has introduced a new high amperage, single pole, plastic circular power connector for benign environment power applications.

Amphenol Industrial 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 various industrial markets including hybrid and electric vehicles, heavy equipment, outer door LED, and factory automation.

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

The Amphe-PPC comes with integrated, waterproof cable glands, so additional adaptors are not required, allowing it to fit into smaller spaces.

This 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 to prevent mating mistakes and to ensure safety during operation. The connector is finger-proof in unmated applications to minimize contact with live contacts and prevent the 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. The maximum operating voltage is 600V AC and contact resistance is 5 million-ohms. The minimum insulation resistance is 5,000 mega-ohms at 25°C.

Pricing for the Amphe-PPC starts at $11.19 a mated pair. Delivery is five to six weeks ARO.

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