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TE SOLARLOK 2.0 Connectors | New Product Brief

October 25, 2019 by Mouser Electronics

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TE SOLARLOK 2.0 Connectors

TE Connectivity’s SOLARLOK 2.0 connectors enable quick and cost-effective connections between photovoltaic panels and cables.

SOLARLOK 2.0 connectors are field installable and use insulation displacement contacts, eliminating wire stripping and special crimp tools. The use of IDC technology makes installation easier and 80% faster than standard connectors with crimp contacts, resulting in a lower total system cost.

The connectors are also gel-filled and fully waterproof, achieving IPx8 protection for submersion at 1 meter up to 24 hours. SOLARLOK 2.0 connectors are based on TE’s 1500 volt PV4-S solar interface and meet all of the latest solar PV norms, including IEC and UL safety requirements.

The connectors come in male and female versions rated for currents up to 35 amps and they can accept double insulated solar wires from AWG 14 to 10.

  • Insulation Displacement Contact (IDC) technology
    • Eliminates wire stripping and crimp tools
  • Reduces installation time by 80%
    • Significantly lower total system costs
  • Unique gel-filling ensures full waterproofing
    • IPx8 rated (1 meter, 24 hours)
  • Incorporate TE 1500V PV4-S interface
    • Meets IEC 62852 / UL 6703 safety requirements and latest solar PV norms
  • Up to UL 30A and TÜV 35A current ratings
    • Accepts double insulated solar wires from AWG 14 to 10

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