Multi-Contact is to highlight a wide range of high performance electrical solar power connectors and junction boxes at this year”s Ecobuild exhibition. The company will be showing its MC3 and MC4 plug connectors for linking PV arrays snap together as well as its MC4PLUS connector, which has a similar specification but is pre-assembled with cables with cross-sections of 1.5, 2.5, 4 or 6 mm2. It is rated for currents up to 30 A and voltages up to 1000 Vdc.
Designed for the automated production of thin film solar modules, Multi-Contact”s TwinBox is a compact PV junction box. Its small size is made possible by integrating the MC4 connection technology within the box, which also minimises the amount of potting compound required.
Another junction box is the Westlake, now also available with a vertical connection geometry. Its low profile allows it to be installed directly under the solar module frame, saving installation time by removing the need to bend the connecting ribbons. Additional protection is provided by the projecting cover, which prevents the cables from kinking where they exit the cable sleeves.
The Ecobuild sustainable design and construction exhibition takes place at the ExCeL London exhibition centre from 5 to 7 March 2013. Multi-Contact can be found on stand S2330.