Amphenol's IP67-rated Connector Reduces Potential Mating Mistakes

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This single pole plastic power connector is ideal for environmental high power applications including those used in; smart grid power, UPS for industrial applications, outdoor power supply, control systems, hybrid and electric vehicles, heavy equipment, and factory automation.

Amphenols IP67-rated Amphe-SP3 connector

Compact, lightweight and cost-effective, the Amphe-SP3 features a molded thermoplastic housing and insert with rubber seals as well as integrated waterproof cable glands that allows it to fit into smaller spaces.

Amphenol Industrial Global Operations, an international leader in interconnect systems, has expanded its line of rugged connectors with the introduction of the IP67-rated Amphe-SP3. The new connector is designed with 90- and 120-color and keyway positions of different polarity to ensure safety during operation by reducing possible mating mistakes.

This single pole connector, http://www.amphenol-industrial.com/index.php/amphe-sp3, is ideal for environmental high power applications including those used in; smart grid power, UPS for industrial applications, outdoor power supply, control systems, hybrid and electric vehicles, heavy equipment and factory automation.

Amphe-SP3 features Amphenol’s patented RADSOK technology that uses a hyperbolic, stamped grid configuration to provide a large, coaxial, face-to-face surface area engagement which maximises heat dissipation and reduces failures - resulting in a correspondingly low voltage drop and low temperature rise as well as lower insertion forces. This combination enables the Amphe-SP3 to be used in higher current applications at a given temperature as well as offering a longer service life.

Compact, lightweight and cost-effective, the Amphe-SP3 features a molded thermoplastic housing and insert with rubber seals as well as integrated waterproof cable glands that allows it to fit into smaller 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 up to 120 A. Its maximum operating voltage is 600 V AC with a contact resistance of 5 million-ohms. Minimum insulation resistance is 5,000 mega-ohms at 25°C. The Amphe-SP3 can withstand up to 500 mating cycles at temperatures ranging 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.

For more information, please visit http://www.amphenol-industrial.com or e-mail tech(at)amphenol-aio(dot)com.

NOTES FOR EDITORS: Amphenol Industrial Global Operations, headquartered in a 675,000 square foot facility in Sidney, N.Y., provides a full range of high reliability connectors and interconnection systems specifically for the industrial markets including base stations, rail/mass transit, process control, automotive manufacturing, heavy equipment, and petrochemical/power generation.

Products include ruggedized-for-industry cylindrical, fiber optic, rectangular, and industrialized versions of Amphenol’s MIL-C-5015 cylindrical, MIL-C-26482 miniature cylindrical and GT reverse bayonet cylindrical connectors. It employs more than 1,400 people and is both ISO9001 and MIL-STD-790 certified.

Amphenol Industrial Global Operations is a division of Amphenol Corporation, Wallingford, CT, one of the largest manufacturers of interconnect products in the world, with year 2011 sales topping $3.9 billion.

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