Stäubli Electrical Connectors AG (formerly Multi-Contact)
Stockbrunnenrain 8
4123 Allschwil

High performance solar power connectors from Multi Contact on show at Ecobuild - Stäubli Electrical Connectors AG (formerly Multi-Contact)

The company’s market leading MC3 and MC4 plug connectors for linking PV arrays snap together to form a highly reliable connection thanks to their use of Multilam technology. They are suitable for cable cross-sections up to 10 mm². Also on show will be the MC4PLUS connector, which has a similar specification but is pre-assembled with cables with cross-sections of 1.5, 2.5, 4 or 6 mm². It is rated for currents up to 30A and voltages up to 1000VDC. Designed for the automated production of thin film solar modules, Multi-Contact’s TwinBox is a compact PV junction box. Its small size is made possible by integrating the MC4 connection technology within the box, which also minimises the amount of potting compound required. Another junction box is the Westlake, now also available with a vertical connection geometry. Its low profile allows it to be installed directly under the solar module frame, saving installation time by removing the need to bend the connecting ribbons. Additional protection is provided by the projecting cover, which prevents the cables from kinking where they exit the cable sleeves.