NEW LOCKING COLLAR FOR SOLAR CONNECTORS FROM TYCO ELECTRONICS

An accessory for the proven SOLARLOK brand of solar cable connectors, the new connector latch locking collar can be applied to mated connectors to prevent inadvertent or accidental unmating. The collar locks over the mated connection to prevent access to the release mechanism of the mated connectors. The collar allows tooled extraction, requiring only a screwdriver to be inserted into a slot in the collar for release.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contacts:
Americas:
Greg Paukert
717-985-2220
gdpauker@tycoelectronics.com
EMEA:
Frank Rosenkranz
(43) 1 90560 1249
frank.rosenkranz@tycoelectronics.com
Asia:
Lei Zhao
(86) 21-61067200
lei.zhao@tycoelectronics.com


NEW LOCKING COLLAR FOR SOLAR CONNECTORS FROM TYCO ELECTRONICS
-- Collar Meets NEC Requirements to Prevent Accidental Disconnects of Cable Couplers --

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Aug. 31st, 2009 - An accessory for the proven SOLARLOK brand of solar cable connectors, the new connector latch locking collar can be applied to mated connectors to prevent inadvertent or accidental unmating. The collar locks over the mated connection to prevent access to the release mechanism of the mated connectors. The collar allows tooled extraction, requiring only a screwdriver to be inserted into a slot in the collar for release.
The locking collar will be required in any accessible photovoltaic locations in the U.S. where mated cable connectors are exposed, including wire-to-wire applications and wire-to-junction box applications where connectorized boxes are used.
The connector latch locking collars meet the recommendations of the 2008 National Electrical Code, section 609, for positive-locking protection with tooled extraction. The use of a screwdriver eliminates the need for special tools and training.
SOLARLOK connectors are one of the leading solar connector systems used today in solar panel arrays and other photovoltaic applications. The new latch locking collar enhances safety and reliability by allowing connectors to be disconnected only after the collar has been released.
For more information on Tyco Electronics' locking collars, contact Tyco Electronics' Product Information Center at 800-522-6752, or visit www.tycoelectronics.com/help.

ABOUT TYCO ELECTRONICS
Tyco Electronics Ltd. is a leading global provider of engineered electronic components, network solutions, specialty products and undersea telecommunication systems, with fiscal 2008 sales of US$14.4 billion to customers in more than 150 countries. We design, manufacture and market products for customers in a broad array of industries including automotive; data communication systems and consumer electronics; telecommunications; aerospace, defense and marine; medical; energy; and lighting. With approximately 7,000 engineers and worldwide manufacturing, sales and customer service capabilities, Tyco Electronics' commitment is our customers' advantage. More information on Tyco Electronics can be found at http://www.tycoelectronics.com.
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