Texim, SOLARLOK, Tyco
SOLARLOK Photovoltaic Interconnection System
News Release from:
Texim Europe BV
30 June 2010
Tyco Electronics SOLARLOK Interconnection System delivers a flexible solution for easy and reliable interconnections from photovoltaic modules to the DC/AC converter. The entire system concept is based on cost-effective and reliable processing of individual interconnection system components. This significantly reduces installation costs of the solar energy system.
Mating safety is provided by polarity keyed housings, fully shrouded contacts, reliable high cycle life, and ‘squeeze to release’ connection system. In addition, a wide temperature range and fulfilment of worldwide standards for photovoltaic connection systems complement the robust product specification.
The design of the male and female receptacle for the junction box and the DC/AC converter follow the cable coupler click philosophy for quick and secure mating even in difficult mounting positions. The Tyco Electronics SOLARLOK product portfolio consists of cable couples, junction boxes, cable, crimping hand tool e.g..
SOLARLOK Cable Couplers
The SOLARLOK male and female cable coupler was designed for high voltage and high current-carrying capacity in addition to the well established IP-67 sealing requirement in the photovoltaic industry.
Mating safety is provided by polarity keyed housings, fully shrouded high cycle life contacts and a squeeze to release connection system. In addition fulfilment of world wide standards for photovoltaic connection systems complement the robust product specification.
Designed with a simple wire crimp
Connectors accommodate 10-14 awg, 6mm2 to 2.5mm2 solar wire
Polarity keyed housings help to prevent mismating
Latching connectors help prevent accidental un-mating
Silver plated contact for improved electrical performance
Multiple mating or Xlinium of X mating cycles
Current carrying capacity up to 25 amps
Operating temperature range of -40°C to 110°C
UL and TÜV approved
T-branch connector available
SOLARLOK Junction Boxes
The junction box concept is based on a flexible, open system structure, which allows serial as well as parallel interconnection via direct wire connect or separable connectors. With 3 sizes of junction boxes, up to six contact termination rails are available for photovoltaic foil connection. The male and female cable connector was designed for high voltage and high current-carrying capacity, in addition to the well established IP 67 sealing requirement in the photovoltaic industry.
Variable wiring options
Simple, fast and cost-effective assembly
Flat, low profile design
High current carrying capacity
Good thermal balance with integral breather element
Connectorized or direct wire configurations
Up to four outputs possible
Up to six internal rails for foil termination, no potting required
TÜV and UL approved