Power Connectors Suit High Amperage, Multi-phase Motor Apps
Fri, 02/11/2011 - 6:51am
Amphenol Industrial offers a connector series designed to eliminate bulky and space-consuming cable glands on motors, AC/DC inverters and converters and other high amperage equipment. The IP67-rated ePower 400A connectors are rated to 1,000-V DC and feature integrated EMI shielding. This family of connectors incorporates the Amphenol’s RADSOK contact system to achieve higr current ratings, as well as to lower temperature rise and contact resistance, as compared to other contact methods, according to the company, in a compact, lightweight package. RADSOK technology, an electrical terminal based on a hyperbolic grid configuration, is said to enable lower insertion forces than standard contacts for easier mating. The contact system eliminates having to run wires through bulky cable glands in traditional three-phase motor assemblies and similar equipment to deliver power.