120A rugged connector withstands up to 500 mating cycles at extended

September 06, 2011 // By Julien Happich
Amphenol Industrial's new high amperage, single pole, plastic circular power connector has been designed for benign environment power applications. The compact, lightweight Amphe-PPC uses silver-plated 5.7 mm RADSOK crimp-termination contacts and can carry a current up to 120A. A gold-plated version is available. Featuring a lower insertion force and temperature rise than traditional contacts it provides longer life with the ability to be used in higher current applications at a given temperature.

The Amphe-PPC comes with integrated, waterproof cable glands and doesn’t need additional adaptors, allowing it to fit into smaller spaces. This cost-effective IP67-rated connector also features rubber seals as well as a molded thermoplastic housing and insert. Each connector is designed with 90- and 120-color and keyway positions of different polarity preventing mating mistakes and ensuring safety during operation. The connector is finger-proof in unmated applications to minimize contact with live contacts and prevent risk of shock. 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. Maximum operating voltage is 2,000 VAC and contact resistance is 5 million-ohms. Minimum insulation resistance is 5,000 mega-ohms at 25°C.

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