First multi-pin connector to meet the photovoltaic industry requirements in UL 6703A
Anderson Power Products® (APP), a leader in high power interconnect solutions, will be showcasing its products for the solar and alternative energy industry at Intersolar North America 2012. The show will take place from July 10-12, at the Moscone Center, in San Francisco, CA. APP will be at booth #9251.
APP's Solar SPEC Pak® is the first multi-pin connector to meet the photovoltaic industry requirements specified in UL 6703A, passing the same harsh environmental tests used to qualify solar panels.
Solar SPEC Pak® has power handling capabilities up to 1000 volts and features a locking latch that complies with NEC 2008 section 690.33(C) requirements. Designed for wire to wire and wire to panel applications, Solar SPEC Pak® is capable of handling up to 4 individual lines which reduces the number of traditional connectors needed in solar applications, minimizing the amount of space needed while lowering installation costs.
The Solar SPEC Pak®, IP68 rated shell has a flammability rating of UL 94 V-0 and a weatherability rating of F1 per UL 746C. The housing is touch-safe per UL 1977 when used with Fingerproof Powerpole® housing and has a temperature range of -40° to 105°C (-40° to 221°F).
The core Powerpole® technology within the Solar SPEC Pak® shell is proven, reliable and cost effective. The Solar SPEC Pak® will hold up to 4 Powerpole® power contacts, 16 signal contacts or a combination of both. Individually, the power contacts are rated to 40 amps and are capable of handling wire sizes of 20 to 10 AWG (0.50 to 4 mm˛).
Ground contacts are First Mate/Last Break in accordance with NEC 2008 and can occupy any of the connectors 4 positions. Contact housings, both finger proof and standard, are available in a wide array of colors offering color-coding options and design flexibility. The combination of colored housings, power, ground and signal, that can be installed in a user determined configuration, provide thousands of design options for the most demanding applications.
For more information about Solar SPEC Pak®, SPEC Pak® connectors, Powerpole® contacts and more innovative Anderson Power Products connectors please visit www.andersonpower.com.
About Anderson Power Products®
Anderson Power Products® is a leader in developing high quality, low cost, power interconnect solutions for industries including: Back Up Power Systems, Electrical Vehicles, UPS Systems, Telecommunications High-Technology Devices and Alternative Energy Solutions. Headquartered in Sterling, MA, Anderson Power Product's facility is ISO 9001:2008 certified and uses automated manufacturing to offer uncompromising quality. In addition, APP operates a distribution and assembly facility in Warrington, England to provide support for their European customers, as well as three Asia Pacific facilities: Shenzhen, China, Shatin Hong Kong and Taichung City 407, Taiwan (R.O.C.).
APP® connectors are available through their authorized distributor network or direct from the factory. For further information about the company and its products, call 978-422-3600 or visit www.andersonpower.com.