Amphenol Industrial Sustainable Technologies, an interconnect systems company, has partnered with Melni Technologies, an electrical device design and manufacturing firm, to offer a “crimpless” butt splice solar connector that utilizes Melni’s patented dual spiral technology to make secure, long-lasting connections. RadCrimp is a solar splice connecter that improves crimp reliability. It also helps to reduce the number of crimp related failures directly related to incorrect crimping and improper mating between connector mismatched manufacturers.
The RadCrimp is perfect for field retrofits, repairs, new solar PV installations and any other field terminations that need a solid sealed power connection. It is quick and easy to terminate without the need for special crimp tools or crimping. It can be safely mounted by field technicians.
Melni’s dual spiral technology allows for a very quick, easy and long-lasting connection. The RadCrimp connector can be assembled by stripping the PV cables/wires, inserting them into connectors and tightening the connector ends to the required torque. RadCrimp connectors can be matched with connectors from different manufacturers without violating UL 6703 requirements. The secure “crimpless” termination eliminates the risk of crimp related assembly failures in the field.
This solar connector has been certified to UL6703 for 1500V DC specifications. It can handle 20A for 12AWG or 30A for 10AWG. The company plans to release a product that is approved for 6 and 8 AWG sizes in the coming months.