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SOLARLOK Junction Boxes

The junction box concept is based on a flexible, open system structure, which allows serialas well as parallel interconnection via direct wire connect or separable connectors. With 3 sizes of junction boxes, up to six contact termination rails are available for photovoltaic foil connection.

SOLARLOK Junction Box Features Integrated and Sealed One-Component DesignSOLARLOK Wing Edge Junction Box

TE Connectivity has released a new low-profile junction box for BIPV glass-glass crystalline solar modules. The SOLARLOK wing edge junction box features an integrated and sealed one-component design and is specifically designed for the easy automatic glass-glass module lamination process. The junction box is connected to the foils before the lamination process without attaching any cable assemblies. This new process allows a straightforward, clean and convenient lamination process as no silicon glue is required to mount the product with the glass edge. The process also eliminates complicated and time-consuming connection work for the device after lamination, removing any risk of damage to the foils. The cable assemblies can easily be connected to the junction box in the field using SOLARLOK slim line connectors.

The SOLARLOK wing edge junction box does not require any potting of the inside and benefits from very small dimensions of only 105.8x15.5x12.5mm, saving space in the installation. It is available with a 12 Amp current rating for crystalline applications. The device is TÜV approved (according to VDE0126-5) with a 1000VDC rating to meet the rigid performance requirements of the photovoltaic industry. It offers an ideal connectorized solution for easy module cell expansion. It is not released in the US market.

The robust housing of the junction box is sealed to IP67. The SOLARLOK slim line connectors feature a latching locking feature and are also sealed to IP67.

Key Features

  • Low profile -- 105.8 X 15.5 X12.5mm
  • Integrated and sealed one-component design
  • Requires no connection work after lamination
  • Sealed unit requires no pottin

Applications:

  • BIPV glass-glass modules during lamination process
  • Solar modules

SOLARLOK Automated Junction BoxesSOLARLOK Automated Junction Boxes

Discover the automated side of assembling: Our new SOLARLOKautomated junction box is ready to be used in fully automated PV panel production – but of course manual assembly is also possible. The defined position of both connection cables optimizes safety while the 45° cable exits reduce stress at cable exit. All in all every feature of this innovative junction box supports you to increase the reliability of your product and to decrease your process time and costs.

Key Features

  • Protected connector interface
  • Clearly defined testing points
  • Pre-opened blind mate foil chamber (can be checked by optical system)
  • Four finger design of clamp
  • Defined position of both connection cables
  • 45° cable exits to reduce stress at cable exit
  • Easy load concept
  • Welded diodes and cables
  • Salt spray tested

Applications:

  • For terminating the foils on crystalline PV panels
  • Ready to be used in fully automated PV panel production process (manual assembly also possible)

SOLARLOK Micro Junction BoxSOLARLOK Micro Junction Box

Sized only 67 x 74.2 mm and just 16.5/15.7 mm high, our innovative SOLARLOK micro junction box is very small but incredibly powerful. No wonder, we have put more than 25+ years of crystalline experience in it. The 2-rail junction box for terminating the foils in thin film panels provides a strong mechanical, reliable crimp. Depending on your preference, it is available in a potted and non-potted version at a surprisingly low price.

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Key Features

  • 2-rail junction box
  • Low profile, only 16.5/ 15.7 mm (with/without standoffs)
  • Low acquisition cost
  • Designed for flexible manufacturing platforms
  • Solder or weld termination
  • Potted or non-potted in aperture area
  • Robust latches secure lid to the main housing

Applications:

  • For terminating the foils in thin-film panels

See also:
SOLARLOK Wing Edge Junction Box<.pdf) for more product information, specifications, applications and ordering information
SOLARLOK Automated Junction Box (.pdf) for more product information, specifications, applications and ordering information
SOLARLOK Micro Junction Box Overview (.pdf) for more product information, specifications, applications and ordering information
SOLARLOK Connectivity Systems for PV Installers (.pdf) for more product information, specifications, applications and ordering information
SOLARLOK Connectivity Systems for PV Maufacturers (.pdf) for more product information, specifications, applications and ordering information
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