SOLARLOK Photovoltaic Interconnection System

30th June 2010
News Release from: Texim Europe BV
Written by : ES Admin
SOLARLOK Photovoltaic Interconnection System
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.





Features



 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.





Features



 Variable wiring options



 Easily accessible



 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



 Customer-specific solutions



 TÜV and UL approved

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