TE Connectivity, formerly Tyco Electronics, has expanded its product range for photovoltaic installations with three new junction boxes.
The SOLARLOK automated junction box is suited for fully automated mass production, allowing manufacturers of crystalline solar modules a shorter assembly time and increased reliability, according to the company. The SOLARLOK automated junction box also features protection for the plug contacts throughout the process up to final assembly. In this way, the product offers a high degree of mating safety, according to TE.
In addition, the company has debuted a junction box for thin-film solar modules: the new SOLARLOK micro junction box. The small two-rail junction box has the same performance as a four-rail solution, according to the company. It measures 67 mm x 74 mm x 15.7 mm.
Finally, TE has introduced the SOLARLOK one-rail junction box, which is designed for photovoltaic modules in which the positive and negative leads each have their own access point. One small, flat junction box can be installed in two different places on the back of such panels, the company explains. The new design of the junction box requires potting.