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Date: 11-07-22

Amphenol to sell Eaxtron' electric vehicle battery connector

Leading electrical and electronic equipment electromechanical connector maker Amphenol to sell battery connectors made by another exclusive high current power connector maker Eaxtron. Amphenol said in its release, it will sell Eaxtron USA made Effortless and Arcless UL 1977 DIN connectors, crimpers and cable assemblies under the Eaxtron brand name.

Eaxtron makes battery connectors for forklifts, scrubbers, and similar electrical driven indoor industrial use vehicles and applications such as aviation support, MRO (maintenance, repair, operations), specialty vehicles (golf carts, EATV, etc) and warehouse operations and purchasing industries. With some customisation, this connectors can be also used for electric bikes, and electric car and any such high current battery-powered equipment.  

The UL1977 connectors uses patented Vortex clip technology require lesser coupling force and yet handle hundreds of amperes of current rating and establish safer and easier connection at reduced friction.

The connected user only need to apply  20% off connector insertion or exertion force  compared to present industry standard similar switches available in the market. These connectors also feature a unique contact technology that allows for more contact points
and a higher rate of conductivity.

To make the connectors last longer, connector’s contacts are made from pure copper and plated with 6μm of silver to establish better ohmic contact and reduce wear and tear on the contact.

The insulator material polyamide used in these connectors make them perform robustly in rugged environments while providing these connectors flexible and durable handles.

The other features include:
·         UL 1977 12000 mating cycles compared to 7k from   competition
·         Multiple voltage ratings from 24V to 80V with color coded cable clamps
·         160A / 320A / 430A options - Also able to Dual Stack
·         2x Power Pins and up to 4x Signal Pins
·         Lifetime Guaranteed Flexible Handle
·         Polyamid Acid Proof Housing
·         Silver Plated Vortex contacts - 80% less mating force
·         Easy Contact Loader system
·         Comes as a cable assembly as well as connector only
·         Accepts 1/0 AWG to 4/0 AWG cable

 Tested to operate safely up to 12,000 cycles, double the industry average, as claimed in the release. Adapters are available to make the connectors interoperable with other industry standard connectors.
For more information visit http://www.amphenol-industrial.com or e-mail eaxtron@amphenol-aio.com.

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