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Simple and Reliable System Interconnection of Individual Solar Modules
Right to the DC/AC Converters

Tyco Electronics SOLARLOK Photovoltaic Interconnection System Market expansion of the formerly regulated energy supply sector, increased global environmental awareness, and governments committing themselves to more stringent environmental targets have opened up new opportunities for the photovoltaic industry. The photovoltaics industry now has the opportunity to move into mass production, realizing economies of scale and gaining a greater market share of the world's energy mix.

TE Connectivity contributes to the establishment of this environmentally-friendly technology with the introduction of its SOLARLOK connector system. SOLARLOK delivers a flexible system solution for easy and reliable interconnections from photovoltaic modules to the DC/AC converter. The entire system concept is based on cost effective and reliable processing of individual interconnection system components. This can significantly reduce the installation cost of a solar energy system.

TE Connectivity SOLARLOK PV4 Installation Kit

NEW! TE Connectivity SOLARLOK PV4 Connectors

TE Connectivity SOLARLOK PV4 Connectors

TE Connectivity PV4 Connectors offer a robust and weather-proof connectivity solution for thin-film and crystalline panel manufacturers and installers. These IP68 compliant connectors provide reliable performance in demanding and harsh environments. Designed with an audible snap-in and lock feature, PV4 Connectors assure a stable and safe connection and withstand accidental pulls without any interruptions. PV4 Connectors, which are easy to assemble with industry standard connectors and tools, achieve a low contact resistance and thus maximizes the total power output.


Features
  • Low contact resistance
  • One of highest IP68 protection in its class
  • Conformance with NEC 2008/11 requirement
  • Quick and easy assembly with industry application tools
  • Audible snap-in and lock mating system


Specifications
  • Protection Degree: IP 68 (1 m/24 hr)
  • UL approved
  • TÜV approved
  • UL 20 A and TÜV 35 A for 4.0 mm2 (at 85°C)
  • UL 30 A and TÜV 40 A for 6.0 mm2 (at 85°C)
  • Rated Voltage: 600 V / 1000 V (UL); 1000 V (TÜV)
  • Contact Resistant: 0.50 mΩ typical


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Additional Resources
TE Connectivity SOLARLOK PV4 Connector Datasheet
TE Connectivity SOLARLOK PV4 Datasheet PV4 Connectors Datasheet
Solar Connector Training


IP68 compliant PV4 Connectors
Part Number Description Gender
1971857-3 PV4 Pin Contact Male
1971858-3 PV4 Socket Contact Female
1971861-1 PV4 Cable Coupler Gen 4 Seal Minus Polarity 5.8 to 8.0mm Outer Diameter
Male
1971861-2 PV4 Cable Coupler Gen 2 Seal Minus Polarity 4.5 to 6.2mm  Outer Diameter Male
1971862-1 PV4 Cable Coupler Gen 4 Seal Plus Polarity 5.8 to 8.0mm Outer Diameter Female
1971862-2 PV4 Cable Coupler Gen 2 Seal Plus Polarity Female
1971914-1 PV4 Connector Gen 4 Seal Minus Polarity Male
1971914-2 PV4 Connector Gen 2 Seal Minus Polarity Male
1971915-1 PV4 Connector Gen 4 Seal Plus Polarity Female
1971915-2 PV4 Connector Gen 2 Seal Plus Polarity Female
6-1579014-8 Hand Tools PV4 Solarlok Crimp Hand Tool -
1971903-1 PV4 Multi-Function Field Tool -


TE Connectivity SOLARLOK Installation Kit
SOLARLOK PV4 Installation Kit includes:
Qty. Part Number
Description
1 571-1-1579004-2
CSV10 SOLARLOK Crimping Handtool 4SQ.mm - 6SQ.mm
1 571-1102855-3 Extraction Tool
20 571-1987281-3 HVT-Socket Contact Assembly, 6SQ.mm/ 10AWG
20 571-1987280-4 HVT-Pin Contact Assembly, 6SQ.mm/ 10AWG
10 571-1394462-3 Female Cable Coupler, Plus Keyed, 4SQ.mm/ 12AWG
10 571-1394462-4 Female Cable Coupler, Minus Keyed, 4SQ.mm/ 12AWG
10 571-1394461-3 Male Cable Coupler, Plus Keyed, 4SQ.mm/ 12AWG
10 571-1394461-4 Male Cable Coupler, Minus Keyed, 4SQ.mm/ 12AWG
1 -
Case including foam inlay
6 - Mini Grip Bag 140X220 Neutral, Unprinted
1 - Instruction Sheet
1 - SOLARLOK Crimping Handtool Instruction Sheet

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TE Connectivity SOLARLOK Connectors

Tyco Electronics SOLARLOK ConnectorsThe TE Connectivity SOLARLOK Connectors were designed for high voltage and high current-carrying capacity in addition to the well established IP67 sealing requirement in the photovoltaic industry. Mating safety is provided by polarity keyed housings, fully shrouded high cycle life contacts and a squeeze to release connection system. In addition fulfillment of worldwide standards for photovoltaic connection systems complement the robust product specification.

The SOLARLOK connector system delivers a flexible system solution for easy and reliable interconnections from photovoltaic modules to the DC/AC converter. The entire system concept is based on cost-effective and reliable processing of individual interconnection system components. This significantly reduces installation costs of the solar energy system.

Features

  • Simple on-site processing
  • Keyed housings provide mating and system safety
  • Multiple plugging and unplugging cycles
  • Accommodates solar cables with different insulation diameters
  • Current carrying capacity up to 25 amps
  • Wide temperature operating range
  • UL and TUV approved
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Datasheet Datasheet
Solar Connector Training


DC Converter Receptacle with O-Ring and Metal Nut (kit with screw-machined contact)
Part Number
Wire Size
mm2
Wire Size
AWG
Keying
2120382-1 2.5 14 Plus
2120382-2 2.5 14 Minus
2120382-3 4.0 12 Plus
2120382-4 4.0 12 Minus
1394738-9 6.0 10 Plus
2120382-5
6.0 10 Plus
2120382-6 6.0 10 Minus

DC Converter Receptacle with Flat Seal and Plastic Nut (kit with screw-machined contact)
Part Number
Wire Size
mm2
Wire Size
AWG
Keying Flat Seal Color
1740210-1 2.5 14 Plus Black
1740210-2 2.5 14 Minus Black
1740210-9 4.0 12 Plus Red
1740210-4 4.0 12 Minus Black
1740210-5 6.0 10 Plus Black
1740210-6 6.0 10 Minus Black

Connector Dust Covers
Part Number
Description
1394739-1 Male housing cover with strap

TE Connectivity SOLARLOK Cable Couplers

TE Connectivity's SOLARLOK® Connector System provides simple, fast, and reliable connections from solar modules with different insulation diameters to DC / AC converters. The male and female cable coupler was designed for high voltage/current/temperature and mating safety is provided by polarity keyed housings with multiple plugging and unplugging cycles. The squeeze-to-release connections compliment the robust product specifications.

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Features

  • Approved for field termination
  • Keyed housings provide mating and system safety
  • Housing is rated for 50 mating cycles
  • Accommodates PV cable from 14-10 awg and OD from X
  • Current carrying capacity up to 25 amps
  • Operating temperature range of -40ºC to 100ºC
  • UL and TUV approved - UL File E 226440/TUV 0000021303

TE Connectivity SOLARLOK Cable Coupler


The TE Connectivity SOLARLOK male and female cable coupler were designed for high voltage and high current-carrying capacity in addition to the well established IP67 sealing requirement in the photovoltaic industry. Mating safety is provided by polarity keyed housings, fully shrouded high cycle life contacts and a squeeze to release connection system. In addition fulfillment of worldwide standards for photovoltaic connection systems complement the robust product specification.

Female Cable Coupler (kit with screw-machined contact)
Cable Outer Diameter
5.5mm to 8.0mm
Cable Outer Diameter
4.5mm to 6.0mm
Wire Size
mm2
Wire Size
AWG
Keying
1394462-1 4-1394462-6 2.5 14 Plus
1394462-3 4-1394462-8 4 12 Plus
5-1394462-5 6-1394462-3 6 10 Plus
1394462-2 4-1394462-7 2.5 14 Minus
1394462-4 4-1394462-9 4 12 Minus
5-1394462-6 6-1394462-4 6 10 Minus

Male Cable Coupler (kit with screw-machined contact)
Cable Outer Diameter
5.5mm to 8.0mm
Cable Outer Diameter
4.5mm to 6.0mm
Wire Size
mm2
Wire Size
AWG
Keying
571-1394461-1 571-1394461-7 2.5 14 Plus
571-1394461-3 571-7-1394461-0 4 12 Plus
571-6-1394461-5 571-7-1394461-3 6 10 Plus
571-1394461-2 571-1394461-8 2.5 14 Minus
571-1394461-4 571-7-1394461-1 4 12 Minus
571-6-1394461-6 571-7-1394461-4 6.5 10 Minus
571-6-1394461-1 571-6-1394461-3 2.5 14 Neutral
571-6-1394461-2 571-7-1394461-2 4 12 Neutral
571-6-1394461-4 571-7-1394461-5 6 10 Neutral


TE Connectivity SOLARLOK Locking Collar

Tyco Electronics SOLARLOK Safety Collar The TE Connectivity SOLARLOK locking collar connector accessory is applied to the fully mated cable coupler male and female connectors . This connector locking collar will be required by NEC 2008 code in any accessible photovoltaic locations where mated cable couplers will be exposed. This connector latch locking collar helps to prevent any access to the cable coupler release feature thus making accidental disconnects a thing of the past. In order to release the connector latch locking collar, a simple flathead screwdriver will need to be inserted into the screwdriver slot, lifted and slid back to expose the connector squeeze to release wings. This action will open the locking accessory and qualify as a "tooled extraction."

Features:
  • Meets NEC 2008 Article 690.33(c) tooled extraction requirement
  • Made from rugged, durable plastic meant to survive high impact applications in conjunction with UL standards
  • The material is UV rated to F-1 to provide long product life in sunlight applications

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TE Connectivity High Current Relay HCR 200
TE Connectivity HCR 200 High Current Relay

First automotive relay in its class for start/stop applications.
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TE Connectivity Grounding Solutions

TE Connectivity has expanded its line of SOLARLOK photovoltaic (PV) interconnect products with SOLKLIP and SOLKLAMP grounding products. The electrical and mechanical properties of these products will meet the tough requirements for PV module grounding applications as established by UL and provides quick and convenient grounding for solar modules and related products.

Tyco Electronics SOLKLIP Grounding Connectors SOLKLIP grounding connectors have four points of electrical contact and are for use with 12-10 AWG uninsulated copper wire. SOLKLIP grounding connectors can be re-used up to 5 times. The TE SOLKLIP ground terminal supplements the existing TE SOLARLOK product portfolio and offers the electrician yet another valuable component for simple and fast wiring of a PV-system.


Features
  • SOLKLIP grounding connector - UL 467 approved, a requirement for UL 1703 solar panel listing
  • Product comes as an assembled kit that includes an attachment screw
  • Contact design provides 4 points of contact to the ground wire for high reliability
  • Product is easy to install with simple tools that are readily available
  • Integral stamped housing feature cuts through the anodized aluminum surface when securing to the module
  • For use with solar panels
  • RoHS Compliant
TE Connectivity SOLARLOK Grounding Connectors
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Additional Resources:
SOLKLIP Brochure
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Tyco Electronics SOLARLOK Ground Clips & Assembly The SOLKLAMP grounding bolt is designed for solar module grounding applications using solid copper uninsulated 6 AWG to 12 AWG wire. The grounding assembly consists of a wire bolt (wire slot on one end and threaded post on the other), wire binding hex nut, and mounting hex washer nut.The grounding assembly is used with metal-framed photovoltaic (solar) panels and related products that require grounding for safety reasons.


Features
  • SOLKLAMP ground bolt - UL 467 approved, a requirement for UL 1703 solar panel listing
  • Rugged and compact hex bolt design made from stainless steel
  • Quick and easy mounting procedures
  • Patented bottom edge feature cuts through the anodized aluminum surface when securing to the module frame
  • No special tooling required to apply product
  • For use with solar panels
TE Connectivity SOLARLOK Grounding Solutions
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Additional Resources:
SOLKLamp Brochure
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TE Connectivity High Current Relay HCR 200
TE Connectivity HCR 200 High Current Relay

First automotive relay in its class for start/stop applications.
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TE Connectivity Junction Boxes

The TE Connectivity junction box concept is based on a flexible, open system structure, which allows serial as well as parallel interconnection via direct wire connect or separable connectors . With 3 sizes of junction boxes , up to six contact termination rails are available for photovoltaic foil connection.

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Datasheets:
Decentralized Junction Box
Straddle Edge Junction Box
Compact Junction Box
Features
  • Variable wiring options
  • Easily accessible
  • Simple, fast and cost-effective assembly
  • Flat, low profile design
  • High current carrying capacity
  • Good thermal balance with integral breather element
  • Connectorized or direct wire configurations
  • Up to four outputs possible
  • Up to six internal rails for foil termination
  • No potting required
  • Customer-specific solutions
  • TÜV and UL approved
  • IP 65
Standards and Specs
  • IEC 61215 Edition 2
  • IEC 61646
  • IEC 61730-2 Ed. 1
  • Protection Class II
  • UL 1703
  • UL File No. E226440
  • TÜV
  • IP65 for Junction Box, IP67 for connectors
  • ROHS Compliant
  • IEC 60228 Class 5
  • NEC 2008


TE Connectivity Solar Cable

Designed to meet the harsh environmental conditions typical of photovoltaic installations

ZKLA solar wire is  flexible, dual wall, halogen free and cross linked to offer long term stability with TÜV UL approval. Its outstanding features include: high resistance against environmental conditions such as humidity, UV - radiation and ozone.  In addition, it has excellent resistance to abrasion and temperature extremes. The wire has a high dielectric withstanding voltage and due to its fine-stranded, tin plated copper conductor, it is easy to handle, bend, route, and to strip.

Features (Global ZKLA)
  • Dual wall insulation meets industry requirement
  • Electron beam cross-linked
  • Outer insulation provides resistance to U.V., water, ozone, fluids, salt, general weathering
  • Excellent resistance to abrasion
  • Halogen free, flame retardant, low toxicity
  • Very low smoke emissions
  • High strand count conductor provides flexibility and stripping performance
  • Multiple cable diameters available
  • Operating Temperature from -40°C up to +125°C
  • Voltage Rating up to 2600 V DC
  • IEC 60228 Class 5 (stranded tin plated copper and flexible)
  • TÜV certified acc. to 2Pfg 1169/08.2007
  • UL certified to 4703
  • 10-14 awg
 

USE-2 Approved Solar Cable - For the North American Market UL approved cable is offered in 10 through 14 AWG. This cable is approved for USE - 2, XHHW - 2, RHW - 2, or RHH. Sunlight, gasoline, and petroleum resistance make this an ideal cable for any solar installation in North America. A high strand count increases the flexibility and tinned copper wire strands ease the use of this cable.


Features (USE-2)
  • Insulation provides resistance to U.V., water, ozone, fluids, salt, gasoline, and petroleum general weathering
  • High strand count conductor provides flexibility and stripping performance
  • Multiple cable diameters available
  • Operating Temperature up to +90°C
  • Voltage Rating of 600 V DC
  • UL certified to 854 (USE-2) - 10-14 AWG
  • UL File E314122 and E314123

Applications
  • Photovoltaic
  • Wire jumpers between solar panels, solar roof tiles, between panels and AC/DC inverters, "home-runs"
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TE Connectivity Solar Labels


Solar Identification Labels

National Electric Code (NEC) demands proper marking and labeling of solar systems . TE Connectivity labels are designed to withstand harsh outdoor environments for solar , wind , and general use. The labels can be exposed to rain, intense sunlight, UV rays, snow, ice, cold temperature, sand, salt spray and condensation from fog. The solar labels meet the requirements of the IEC 61215 / IEC 61646.

Tyco Electronics Solar ID Labels

Materials
  • 3 mil cast PVC film
  • Permanent acrylic adhesive
  • UV resistant over lam when applicable
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Features
  • Suited for use in identification of solar photovoltaic installations
    • DC Disconnects and Inverters
    • Main Service Disconnect
    • Raceways, enclosures, cable assemblies and junction boxes
  • For use on painted smooth metal and textured metal surfaces
  • Excellent durability in outdoor elements such as UV, rain, humidity, cold and salt spray
  • Multiple formats available
  • RoHS Compliant
  • Must be applied at or above application temperature (40°F)
Specifications & Approvals
  • ASTM D 3652 : Physical Construction
  • ASTM D 3330 : Adhesion
  • ASTM D 2979 : Adhesion
  • ASTM D 1000 : Flammability
  • ASTM D 3759 : Tensile Strength and Elongation
  • MIL-STD 202G : Method 215
  • ASTM D 3424 : Method 4, UV Light exposure
  • ASTM G85 : Annex 5, Salt Spray - Prohesion
  • ASTM 81531 : Print Adherence

Reflective Solar Labels

Reflective solar labels are manufactured using retro reflective marking to provide emergency responders with appropriate warning and guidance relative to isolating the solar electric system. The label (s) were designed to be in accordance with the dimensional, functional and verbiage requirements established by the California Fire Marshall's April 2009, Solar Photovoltaic Installation Guideline.

Tyco Electronics Reflective Solar Labels

Features
  • Reflective quality
  • Its special impact and scratch resistant surface and flexibility make it suitable for identification in darkened areas, i.e., conduit, raceways, enclosures, etc
  • White reflective lettering stands out from the red ink when hit with a light source, such as a flashlight
Materials
  • CAUTION SOLAR CIRCUIT: Permanent acrylic adhesive
  • 3 mil cast PVC film
  • UV resistant over lam when applicable
Specifications & Approvals
  • ASTM D4956 : International specifications for reflective materials
  • ASTM D 3652 : Physical Construction
  • ASTM D 3330 : Adhesion
  • ASTM D 2979 : Adhesion
  • ASTM D 1000 : Flammability
  • ASTM D 3759 : Tensile Strength and Elongation
  • MIL-STD 202G : Method 215
  • ASTM D 3424 : Method 4, UV Light exposure
  • ASTM G85 : Annex 5, Salt Spray - Prohesion
  • ASTM 81531 : Print Adherence

Solar Rating Labels

The Solar Rating Labels are designed to meet the industry needs by providing a white printable area to add important system information such as maximum system voltage and system current . The same robust materials are used in the construction of these labels as with the standard solar identification labels noted above. The system rating data can be added using thermal transfer ink ribbon and printer or by using an indelible marker. For best results, it is recommended to use the UV resistant clear over-laminate label over the printed label for further protection.

Solar Rating Labels Features
  • Suited for use in identification of solar photovoltaic installations
    • DC Disconnects and Inverters
    • Main Service Disconnect
    • Raceways, enclosures, cable assemblies and junction boxes
  • For use on painted smooth metal and textured metal surfaces
  • Excellent durability in outdoor elements such as UV, rain, humidity, cold and salt spray
  • Multiple formats available
  • RoHS Compliant
  • Must be applied at or above application temperature (40°F)
Materials
  • High performance vinyl base material
  • UV resistant ink
  • UV resistant clear lamination

Specifications & Approvals
  • ASTM D 3652 : Physical Construction
  • ASTM D 3330 : Adhesion
  • ASTM D 2979 : Adhesion
  • ASTM D 1000 : Flammability
  • ASTM D 3759 : Tensile Strength and Elongation
  • MIL-STD 202G Method 215
  • ASTM D 3424 Method 4 : UV Light exposure
  • ASTM G85 Annex 5 : Salt Spray - Prohesion
  • ASTM 81531 : Print Adherence
  • ASTM D4956 : International specifications for reflective materials



Canadian Solar Installation Warning Labels

Canadian Solar Installation Warning Labels are designed per the Electrical Safety Authority ( ESA ) standard for use on
smooth painted metal and textured metal surfaces. The labels feature UV resistant ink and permanent acrylic adhesive. The Canadian Solar Installation Warning Labels from TE Connectivity are made for use in extreme outdoor environments such as UV, rain, humidity, cold, and salt spray.

TE Connectivity SOLARLOK SOL-2PS

TE Connectivity SOLARLOK  SOL-UTY

TE Connectivity SOLARLOK  SOL-DWG

TE Connectivity SOLARLOK SOL-DG
Features
  • For use on smooth painted metal and
    textured metal surfaces
  • Excellent durability in extreme outdoor
    elements such as UV, rain, humidity, cold
    and salt spray
  • RoHS compliant

Materials
  • High performance vinyl base material
  • UV resistant ink
  • UV resistant clear lamination

Part Number
Description
SOL-2PS-762381-4-0.5 Warning Two Power Sources
SOL-UTY-762381-4-0.5 Utility Interconnected
SOL-DG-762381-4-0.5 DG Source Interconnect
SOL-DGW-762508-4-0.5 DG System Disconnect Warning









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TE Connectivity Combiner Box


TE Connectivity SOLARLOK® Residential Combiner Box is used to combine up to five solar panel strings into one output string to the DC/AC converter. TE 's SOLARLOK is the only UL-listed Combiner Box on the market and meets the National Electric Code (NEC) requirements for series fusing of photovoltaic (PV) modules (solar panels) due to its preterminated, connectorized weather-resistant enclosure. It is also IP65/NEMA4X rated for environmental protection. Other features of this combiner box are factory pre-wiring, pre-loaded SOLARLOK polarized male housings which accept plug & play female housings for faster installation and quick-connect/disconnect, four knockouts offering choice of mounting directions, and ground bolt option. In addition, the SOLARLOK Residential Combiner Box is made from UL F1 rated polycarbonate material and has a maximum voltage of 600V and maximum output current of 75A, with a maximum current per string of 15A.

Tyco Electronics Residential Combiner Box
Combiner Box Features
  • Combines up to 5 PV strings
  • Converts to standard wires
  • Completely pre-assembled
  • Plug and play design provides labor savings and minimizes installer error
  • Uses existing products currently produced by TE
  • UL 1741
  • No approval for use outside Americas



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