SIDNEY, N.Y., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amphenol Industrial Products Group, a global leader in interconnect systems, now offers a PV connector that meets all three of the highest certification standards on the market, allowing this one connector to be used globally. The new H4 UTX meets IEC50521 TUV 1500V- Class A (All Access), UL6703 1000V (Americas) and JET 1500V (Japan).
These certifications make the connector ideal for use by all PV module manufacturers, installers, developers, electrical distributers as well as inspectors, combiner box companies and engineering procurement construction (EPC) firms worldwide. The H4 UTX is available in all AWGs, from14 AWG to 8 AWG, and are fully matable with all existing H4 PV connectors and the typical PV industry standard connectors.
A larger version of the H4 UTX, known as the H4 UTX-XL, can accommodate 8 AWG PV wire, up to 2kV. This larger version can mate with the H4 UTX as well as with all existing H4 connectors in all AWGs.
Martin Booker, general manager, Amphenol Industrial Products Group, said, "The connector's efficient design keeps costs low and improves flexibility, since it can mate
with all PV wire sizes. The added benefit of meeting three of the highest global certifications in the solar market truly makes the H4 UTX a single, cost-effective device for use worldwide."
Amphenol's H4 UTX uses Amphenol's proven RADSOK technology to achieve higher current ratings and lower contact resistance, resulting in lower power losses.
-- Triple certified for global use: TUV 1500V- Class A (All Access); UL 1000V; JET 1500V -- Fully matable with all AWGs and current H4
H4 UTX lead time is 6 weeks ARO.
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Editor's Note: Amphenol Industrial Products Group, 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-DTL-5015 cylindrical, MIL-DTL-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 Products Group is a division of Amphenol Corporation, Wallingford, CT, one of the largest manufacturers of interconnect products in the world, with year 2013 sales topping $4.6 billion.
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