Amphenol Industrial Products Group now offers a PV connector that meets all three of the highest certification standards on the market, allowing this one connector to be used globally. The new H4 UTX meets IEC50521 TUV 1500V- Class A (All Access), UL6703 1000V (Americas) and JET 1500V (Japan). These certifications make the connector suited for use by all PV module manufacturers, installers, developers, electrical distributers as well as inspectors, combiner box companies and engineering procurement construction (EPC) firms worldwide.
The H4 UTX is available in all AWGs, from14 AWG to 8 AWG, and is fully matable with all existing H4 PV connectors and the typical PV industry standard connectors. A larger version of the H4 UTX, known as the H4 UTX-XL, can accommodate 8 AWG PV wire, up to 2kV. This larger version can mate with the H4 UTX as well as with all existing H4 connectors in all AWGs.
Martin Booker, general manager, Amphenol Industrial Products Group, said, "The connector's efficient design keeps costs low and improves flexibility, since it can mate with all PV wire sizes. The added benefit of meeting three of the highest global certifications in the solar market truly makes the H4 UTX a single, cost-effective device for use worldwide."
Amphenol's H4 UTX uses Amphenol's proven RADSOK technology to achieve higher current ratings and lower contact resistance, resulting in lower power losses. H4 UTX lead time is 6 weeks ARO.