RS Components recently announced two high-tech connectors from Amphenol that are built to meet all needs and demands of Hybrid-Electric vehicles (HEVs). The prime applications related to MSD and mini-MSD connectors include high-energy storage systems for battery MSD that is utilized in servicing of plug-in HEV (PHEV) systems. The MSD device from Amphenol makes use of two-phase lever that can open up high-voltage interlock loop circuit right before it separates from high-voltage contacts. This one also happens to be a tool-free solution that can disconnect the internal high-voltage battery system while taking care of high-voltage battery pack in event of short circuit. All types of high-voltage conduction surfaces that are placed over receptacle assembly have safety from finger-proof touch.
The smaller version of MSD connector is completely based on MSD device and has much smaller dimensions that project a much simpler solution. Both these devices have a two-stage lever that offers the HVIL time delay along with two integrated interval HVILs. None of the model needs “unmating” tools and both can be availed across a range of fuse ratings. These also offer a receptacle that can be mounted on front as well as the rear end. Almost every nation on this planet plans to take important steps to curb increasing traffic and pollution which also means a healthy practice of improving the number of HEVs.
Every single entity produced by Amphenol has been designed to face all kind of tough environmental conditions like humidity, extreme temperatures, salt, dust, as well as vibration. Other noteworthy features of MSD and mini-MSD connectors include a handling capacity of 630A for MSD and 400A for the smaller version, better endurance that permits more than 50 mating cycles, and so forth. These are also capable of handling extreme temperatures through a cooling structure that has double channel design that brings down the temperature as mercury rises.
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