Anderson Power Products (APP), a leader in high powerinterconnect solutions, is showcasing its products for the solar and alternative energy industry in booth 9128 at Intersolar North America 2013.APPsSolar SPEC Pakis the first multi-pin connector to meet the photovoltaic industry requirements specified in UL 6703A, passing the same harsh environmental tests used to qualify solar panels. It is now also certified to European standard BS EN 50521.
Solar SPEC Pak has power handling capabilities up to 1000 volts and features a locking latch that complies with NEC 2008 section 690.33(C) requirements. Designed for wire to wire and wire to panel applications, Solar SPEC Pak is capable of handling up to 4 individual lines which reduces the number of traditional connectors needed in solar applications, minimizing the amount of space needed while lowering installation costs.
The Solar SPEC Pak, IP68 rated shell has a flammability rating of UL 94 V-0 and a weatherability rating of F1 per UL 746C. The housing is touch-safe per UL 1977 when used with Fingerproof Powerpole housing and has a temperature range of -40 to 105C (-40 to 221F).
APP will also be showcasing Saf-D-Grid connector system for use in the direct connection of DC electronic devices to aDC micro grid. This connector system is ideal for use in DC servers or any device connecting directly to renewable energy sources such as Solar or Wind power.
The Saf-D-Grid connector system meets international safety requirements for low voltage applications to 400 VDC including UL950 and IEC60950. The low profile panel receptacle is designed to fit the standard panel cut-out for IEC320 C14 outlets while providing touch safe connections up to 20 amperes at 600 VDC. The connectors are hot plug rated up to 700A in-rush current at 400 volts and shield the user from arc flash during un-mating. Additional safety features include a first mate, last break contact to provide ground and an integral latch to prevent connectors from accidental un-mating.