element14 offers UV-resistant sealed circular plastic connectors (CPC) from TE Connectivity (TE), expanding its portfolio of over 210,000 connectors. These heavy-duty connectors are manufactured with UL-F1 rated resin to meet industry standards for long-term UV exposure, ensuring the housings are suitable for outdoor applications such as transportation, aerospace and defense, industrial machinery and building automation where connectors may be subject to extended or frequent exposure to sunlight. Their circular design maximizes contact density and reduces space requirements for power and signal interconnections.
“We are pleased to offer these rugged connectors through element14 where customers are able to review and select from a broad range of TE products,” said HB Chua, Vice President, Channel Sales, TE Connectivity Asia. “The addition of our UV-resistant sealed CPC products to element14’s existing TE CPC portfolio will give customers more options for their outdoor application design needs.”
These products are sealed to IP67 and require no additional enclosure for protection from water exposure, saving time and installation costs. The housings are available in three series and are designed to handle standard and high density signal, power with current up to 50A per contact, and combinations of signal and power in the same housing. CPC Series 1 and Series 6 have a UL voltage rating of 600V (AC or DC) and Series 5 is rated at 250V (AC or DC).
“Customers want fast access to the widest range of connectors from TE, and element14 meets their needs with our vast and growing TE product portfolio,” said Sean Mak, Head of Supplier Management, element14 Asia-Pacific. “By expanding our range of TE CPC products, we are better able to serve our customers’ needs for ruggedized, reliable solutions across various applications.”