Energy & Power

Guardian Glass introduces Guardian SunGuard® SNX 60 and SNX 60 Ultra

Guardian Glass introduces SunGuard® SNX 60 and SNX 60 Ultra: high performance and enhanced aesthetics.
(Photo Martin Argyroglo for Guardian Industries Corp., GRDPR141)Bertrange, Luxembourg, April 3, 2017 – Guardian Glass is introducing a new addition to its eXtra Selective family of solar control glass: Guardian SunGuard® SNX 60. SNX 60 is ideal for commercial facade applications that require high performance, energy efficiency and improved aesthetics.

New Push Grip Wire Connectors from TE Connectivity for Lighting Installations and Residential Wiring Systems

New Push Grip wire connectors from TE Connectivity suit many electrical installations. (Source: TE Connectivity, PR127)
HARRISBURG, PA., USA – March 22, 2017 – TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, has introduced the new Push Grip wire connectors for electrical installations. These tool-less, poke-in wire splice connectors provide visual termination of solid and stranded wires in gauges from 22 to 12 AWG (0.5 – 2.5 mm²). The connectors are color-coded according to the number of positions for easy identification, and their compact size enables them to be used in tight spaces. A test slot incorporated into each connector allows for voltage testing.

TE Connectivity’s New LIGHT-N-LOK Modular Latched Wire-To-Wire Connectors Make Installation Simple and Fast

LIGHT-N-LOK 2 Position Latched connector. (Source: TE Connectivity, PR122)HARRISBURG, PA., USA – March 6, 2017 – TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, has introduced the LIGHT-N-LOK range of modular latched wire-to-wire connectors in side-by-side stackable versions with two and three positions. The connectors utilize poke-in termination, which makes field installation simple and fast; no tools are required. Their compact design makes them ideal for applications where space is a constraint. Especially suitable for indoor lighting applications, the connectors are available in four different colors (black, orange, red and white) for ease of identification and assembly. The three-position versions have a make-first break-last (MFBL) contact for grounding.

Smart Enclosure from TE Connectivity Allows Integration of PCBs into Solar Panel Solutions

Smart enclosure from TE Connectivity allows integration of PCBs into solar panel solutions. 
(Source: TE Connectivity, PR095)HARRISBURG, PA., USA – February 6, 2017 – TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, has introduced a smart junction box that enables printed circuit boards (PCBs) to be integrated into solar panel solutions. The SOLARLOK Medium junction box is designed to terminate customer-designed PCBs that can monitor its functionality and allows the junction box to be shut down remotely when required. Special clips allow the PCB to be quickly and reliably connected to the solar panel foils. The SOLARLOK Medium junction box is supplied with foil-rails and clips, has an operating temperature range of minus 40 degrees Celsius to 90 degrees Celsius, and is rated for 1000 or 1500V. The junction box is rated up to IP67 and is approved by TUV and UL.

TE Connectivity Introduces ALCOSWITCH Illuminated Tactile Switches for a Durable Switching Solution

TE Connectivity introduces ALCOSWITCH illuminated tactile switches for a durable switching solution. (Source: TE Connectivity, PR097)HARRISBURG, PA., USA – January 30, 2017 – TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, is launching the ALCOSWITCH illuminated tactile switch series, designed for easy operation and reliability in a variety of board-mounted applications. Each tactile switch includes an LED indicator in one of eight different color options, in a low or high intensity version. They are designed to last for up to 500,000 cycles.

New Potting Junction Box from TE Connectivity Handles Increased Power Outputs from Solar Panels

New potting junction box from TE Connectivity handles increased power outputs from solar panels. (Source: TE Connectivity, PR094)HARRISBURG, PA., USA – January 26, 2017 – TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, now offers the SOLARLOK PV Bar, a new potting junction box for solar crystalline panels. Designed with improved robustness and reliability for handling increased power output, it is TUV and UL approved for voltages of up to 1500 V and has been engineered to maximize lifetime with three times the IEC standard aging tests.