New crimp-free MC4 PV DC connector

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With the MC4-Evo ready, Stäubli is launching a new crimp-free connector as part of its original MC4 product portfolio.

The MC4-Evo ready is an easy-to-use and quick-to-install PV connector for solar systems up to 1500 V DC.

Stäubli is expanding its cable coupling portfolio and introducing the crimp-free MC4-Evo ready. The assembly of this new connector is carried out without crimping based on snap-in technology. This feature simplifies and accelerates assembly and installation time while providing safe and reliable operation for in-string and home run applications. The new MC4-Evo ready can be plugged in with the existing connectors of the original MC4 product portfolio.

Click and Connect

Crimp-free connectors do not require any special tools, as the contact is made by an automatically closing spring terminal. The connectors are delivered pre-assembled and ready for immediate use.  Simply plug in the stripped PV cable, listen to the click, tighten the cap nut and the connection is made.

Key features of the product

  • Suitable for cable cross-sections of 4 mm² and 6 mm²
  • Cable outer diameter: 5.4 - 7.6 mm
  • Pluggable with original MC4 product portfolio
  • Nominal voltage DC 1500 V
  • Ambient temperature range: -40 °C ... +85 °C (IEC)
  • Upper limit temperature: 115 °C (IEC)
  • Degree of protection, mated: IP65/IP68 (1 m, 1 h)
  • Type of connection: Spring terminal (tool-free connection)
  • Fire protection class: UL94-V0
  • TÜV Rheinland certified according to IEC 62852:2014+Amd. 1:2020

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