Amphenol’s universal power connector provides continuous power up to 500A

ENDICOTT, NY, February 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Amphenol Industrial Operations, a global leader in interconnect systems, now offers a series of Universal Plastic Power Connectors (UPC™) designed for use in heavy equipment and electric vehicles. The 14mm UPC offers continuous power at 500A.

Technical specifications

  • Second interlock function for high voltage and current connections
  • RADSOK Technology
  • 14mm UPC provides electrical ratings up to 1000VAC and 500A (at 50˚C ambient temperature)
  • Keyway design
  • Quick locking and unlocking by rotary handle
  • EMI shielding
  • IP67 when paired

Ideal for use in battery connection, power distribution units, electric motors, power converters/inverters, hybrid vehicles, battery management systems, as well as in the electrification of heavy equipment and starter generators, this bipolar connector includes EMI shielding, HVIL (high voltage latching loop) and a second latching feature for high voltage and current connections.

The 14mm UPC features Amphenol’s patented RADSOK technology for higher amperage, low voltage drop, less resistance, and lower T rise. The connector’s RADSOK twist-grid configuration allows up to 50% more current to flow through the same size pin, while providing increased reliability, cycle durability, and reduced mating forces.

The 14mm UPC also offers a quick lock and release feature and a keyway design to prevent improper mating. It meets an IP67 rating when mated and can withstand a minimum of 100 mating cycles.

Editorial contact:
The Simon Group, Inc.
Joanna Puglisi-Barley
Phone: (215) 453-8700
E-mail: [email protected]

SOURCE Amphenol Industrial Products Group

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