Plastic Connector Series for HEVs Offers Continuous Power to 400 Amps
Amphenol Industrial Products is promoting a line of a plastic power connectors designed for hybrid electric vehicles. The compact universal power connectors are available in two sizes and offer continuous power with 200 or 400 amps.
The Amphenol APCs are said to be ideal for use in power converters, battery management systems, heavy equipment electrification, starter generators and two- and three-phase motors. The two- and three-pole connectors “feature a plastic shell structure and small footprint.” The company says. “They are field-installable and repairable.”
Further, the UL-rated UPCs include Amphenol’s “RADSOK” technology for higher amperage, low voltage drop, less resistance and lower T-rise. The RADSOK designs include a twisted-grid configuration allowing for 50% more current to pass through the same size pin to achieve the smaller package size, Amphenol says, while providing increased reliability, cycle durability and lower mating forces.
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