Amphenol Industrial, a global leader in interconnect systems, now offers the low-loss 4 mm Helios H4 connector for photovoltaic systems that features a locking design to meet NEC 2008, and improved gasket materials to enhance reliability for long-term use in any environment. The connector includes a TUV-compliant touch-proof casing for increased product and user safety as well.
The Helios H4 features a self-cleaning, high efficiency grid contact as well as long term UV and ozone resistance to extend the product’s life expectancy and performance. By incorporating proven Amphenol contact technology and manufacturing methods, the new connector offers increased performance at an exceptionally low price point.
This versatile, low-cost connector, used to connect multiple solar panels in strings and then to combiner boxes or inverters, mates with industry standard connectors already in the market, making it suitable for use in existing applications.
The RoHS-compliant Helios H4 uses a simple unlocking tool for quick mating and unmating in the field, and is engineered to meet UL, IEC/CEI, NEC, TUV and DIN V specifications.
Pricing for the Helios H4 connector starts at $3.50 per unit. Standard delivery is 6-8 weeks ARO.
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Amphenol Industrial Operations (amphenol.com), 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 Operations is a division of Amphenol Corporation, Wallingford, CT, one of the largest manufacturers of interconnect products in the world, with year 2006 sales topping $2.5 billion.