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Secure Attachment Reverse Bayonet GT Connectors from Amphenol Ideal for Rugged Applications

Amphenol Industrial Operations, a global leader in interconnect systems, introduces the Amphe-Power GT connector series - a 5015-style, reverse bayonet coupling connector with audible, tactile and visual indicators of a secure attachment. The GT connectors have a resilient coupling cover for mechanical protection and a greater gripping surface for enhanced connection security in harsh environment applications.

Adaptable to the severe conditions encountered by wind power generation equipment, agricultural appliances, military and other equipment operating in exposed environments, the GT series features more than 12 different shell styles, high shock and vibration resistance and a rugged, waterproof construction to IP67. The reverse bayonet coupling, via a quarter-turn mechanism, allows for at least 2,000 quick and easy matings in the field, without special tools. The component’s ease of installation, long lifespan and quick replacement maximises operational up-time.

Amphenol offers these RADSOK-based GT series connectors in an extensive range of options including: solder or crimp termination, gold- or silver-plated contacts, military or commercial finishes, Neoprene or Viton inserts in addition to low smoke/flame retardant inserts, a diverse set of back-end fittings, aluminium or stainless steel components and over 250 configurations. Amphe-Power GT connectors are also interchangeable with Veam-style connectors. The Neoprene and low smoke/flame retardant inserts have an operating temperature range of -55°C to 125°C, while the Viton inserts can provide even greater adaptability for harsh working environments with their enhanced operating temperature range of -50°C to more than 200°C.

The Amphe-Power GT connectors use Amphenol's patented RADSOK technology to provide up to 150% more ampacity than connectors without this technology. The hyperbolic socket of the RADSOK contact provides a larger contact surface area for greater conductivity, low voltage drop and low temperature rise. The low voltage drop allows more ampacity at higher temperatures and together with the GT connector's broad operating temperature range offers increased versatility in the field.

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