New Junction Box Meets Stringent Requirements of the Solar Industry from Amphenol

Hercules II provides a smaller overall footprint

SIDNEY, N.Y., Dec. 11, 2013 -- Amphenol Industrial Global Operations, a global leader in interconnect systems, now offers a new junction box in the Hercules series designed to meet the stringent technical requirements of the solar industry. The UL/TUV approved Hercules II provides a smaller overall footprint of 84.9 mm x 80.9 mm x 19.5 mm with a current rating of 10 A and a rated voltage of 1,000 VDC (TUV) and 1,000 VDC (UL).

Hercules II offers design flexibility and value. Ideal for use on rigid silicon panels throughout PV applications, this enhanced junction box features a standardized exterior box geometry for automated assembly.

To ensure the long life and quality of the solar module, Hercules II features rear alignment with tape and tabs to maintain a low breakage rate during robotic assembly.

The junction box's diodes can be paired with any PV panel's specifications for optimal electrical protection.

Hercules II sealed design offers improved heat dissipation for better temperature cycling. The new box offers either a spring clamp termination with leads that clamp to the inside of the junction box or the ability to terminate leads with solder. Hercules II allows for the use of potting compound to seal the inside of the junction box, keeping moisture out.

With an EP rating to IP67, Hercules II can be used in conjunction with Amphenol's H4 PV connectors and Amphenol's PowerLink certified PV cable. The connectors meet NEC2008/2011 standards.

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