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.
For more information, visit www.te.com/