Amphenol has introduced a new high amperage, single pole, plastic circular power connector onto the electronics market.
The new connector follows hot on the heels of the Amphe-BTS release earlier this month.
Designed specifically for benign environment power applications, the Amphe-PPC is perfect for outdoor power supply, control systems and communications environments in various industrial markets.
Lightweight and compact, the Amphe-PPC uses silver-plated 5.7 mm RADSOK crimp-termination contacts, with gold-plated available, and can carry a current up to 120A.
The Amphe-PPC comes with integrated, waterproof cable glands, allowing it to fit into smaller spaces. This also means that additional adaptors are not required.
It also provides the ability to be used in higher current applications at a given temperature.
This IP67-rated connector also features rubber seals as well as a moulded thermoplastic housing and insert.
The connector is finger-proof in unmated applications to minimize contact with live contacts and prevent risk of shock.
Maximum operating voltage is 600V AC and contact resistance is 5 million-ohms. Minimum insulation resistance is 5,000 mega-ohms at 25°C.
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.
Amphenol’s patented RADSOK technology is incorporated in the new Amphe-PPC.
The technology utilises the tensile strength properties of flat, high conductivity alloy grids for the high normal forces required for conductivity, while providing a large conductive surface area.
This results in a correspondingly low voltage drop and low temperature rise while also maintaining low insertion forces.
With millions of parts in the field, the RADSOK electrical connection has proven to be extremely reliable.
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