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Universal Power Connector from Amphenol Offers Continuous Power to 500A

Press Release from Amphenol Industrial Operations

ENDICOTT, N.Y., Feb. 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Amphenol Industrial Operations, a global leader in interconnect systems, now offers a plastic Universal Power Connector (UPC™) series that is designed to be used in heavy equipment and electric vehicles.  The UPC 14mm offers continuous power at 500A.

Technical Specifications

  • Second lock function for high voltage and current connections
  • RADSOK technology
  • 14mm UPC provides electrical ratings up to 1000VAC and 500A (@ 50˚C ambient)
  • Keyway design
  • Quick lock and release by rotating handle
  • EMI Shielding
  • IP67 when mated    

Ideal for use in battery connection, power distribution units, electric motors, power converters/inverters, hybrid vehicles, battery management systems, as well as in heavy equipment electrification and starter generators, this two-pole connector includes EMI shielding, HVIL (high voltage interlock loop) and a second lock function for high voltage and current connections.

The UPC 14mm features Amphenol's patented RADSOK technology for higher amperage, low voltage drop, less resistance and lower T-rise. The connector's RADSOK twisted grid configuration allows for up to 50% more current to pass through the same size pin, while providing increased reliability, cycle durability and lower mating forces. 

The UPC 14mm also offers a quick lock and release function and a keyway design to prevent incorrect mating.  It meets an IP67 rating when mated and can withstand a minimum of 100 mating cycles.

Editorial Contact:
The Simon Group, Inc.
Joanna Puglisi-Barley
Phone:           (215) 453-8700
E-mail:            publicrelations@simongroup.com

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SOURCE Amphenol Industrial Products Group

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