Amphenol’s connectors for harsh environment hybrid electric vehicles are one of the most compact on the market
Amphenol Industrial Products Group, a global leader in interconnect systems, has expanded its ePower connector series, rated at 800 VDC to 1,000 VDC, to include right angle over molded connectors for 200 A and 400 A connection systems. New designs for higher current ratings of 500 A and 700 A continuous are also available. Amphenol e-power connectors are deal for use in power converters, hybrid electric vehicles, heavy equipment electrification, two- and three-phase motors and starter generators in the construction, agricultural, military, bus, truck, motor bike and mining markets.
In the energy storage market, where space is at an ever-increasing premium, Amphenol’s cost-effective ePower connectors can replace up to three conventional ones, giving labour saving as well as a 40% smaller footprint than using three EMI shielding glands.
Designed to meet the demanding needs of modern electrification programs in high voltage and high amperage applications, these rugged connectors incorporate the company’s patented RADSOK technology to achieve higher current ratings, lower insertion forces, lower temperature rise and contact resistance. They feature IP2X receptacles in crimp, lug or bus bar termination, while the plug features IP2X crimp pins and can accommodate shielded wire. All the connectors are available in two and three pole versions. The range also includes an all-aluminum shell, strain relief for the jacketed cable and outstanding vibration resistance as well as two signal terminals for last mate-first break HVIL purposes.
Amphenol’s expanded ePower series also offers a variety of new design options including sealing caps for both the plugs and receptacles and cavity plugs where one terminal connection is not needed. To help customers to save time and money, it offers the option of custom building ePower wiring harnesses in one of its global locations. Through experience and flexibility, cable assemblies can be built with bulk cable or a customer specified one. Clips, conduit, coverings and other connectors can be added as needed providing a excellent value for money.