Amphenol Industrial Operations has expanded its line of NEPTUNE connectors to include an inline receptacle that provides better protection from environmental elements. Designed to provide reliable connection in the most demanding power generation and distribution environments, NEPTUNE connectors are 50% smaller in size and weight than competitive models.
The new inline configuration seals the receptacle’s backshell on the outer jacket cable, versus an open backshell on a panel mount receptacle, enabling the connector to withstand harsh conditions typically found in rugged power applications. These include land and offshore oil exploration and drilling platforms as well as power distribution in large scale facilities such as convention centers, manufacturing plants, production platforms and communication shelters.
Featuring Amphenol’s patented RADSOK system, which provides a higher current flow through a smaller connector, the NEPTUNE line is equipped with plugs and receptacles from 30 amps to 400 amps at 600 volts and has a dielectric strength of 1,800 volts.
Its lightweight, rugged aluminum hardware is precision machined from high-tensile strength bar stock and finished with a hard coating to 40 points on the Rockwell C scale. The connectors have an operating temperature of -67°F to +225°F and are heat resistant to +750°F.
All receptacles come standard with threaded environmental dust caps. All plugs feature a mechanical clamp backshell and sealing grommets with optional covers.