Pair of Male/Female MC4-Compatible Solar Connectors (Enclosed Locking Tabs)

  (5 Reviews)
Price:  £2.35   (£1.96 Exc. VAT)

Product code:  P01822

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15 in stock

Pair of male/female solar connectors for terminating solar-specific cable.

Solar connectors are the industry-standard method for providing a waterproof connection to solar panels and between solar cables. They suit cable of 2.5, 4.0 & 6.0mm² cross-section and can be terminated either by crimping or soldering. A cable gland at the end of each connector ensures a waterproof seal when tightened around the cable insulation. These are compatible with MC4 connectors.

Make light work of assembling and disassembling these connectors with our dedicated solar connector spanners - click here. Note: these spanners cannot be used to release the locking tabs on this connector.

Further information

The 'gender' of each connector is determined by looking at the terminal that is housed within it. The 'male' connector looks like a socket but houses the male terminal and the 'female' connector looks like a plug but houses the female terminal.

Once crimped, the terminals need to be pushed firmly into the connector to lock them into place (indicated by an audible 'click') before assembling and tightening the cable gland.

The locking tabs on these connectors are enclosed to prevent accidental dis-assembly, therefore, they are difficult to unlock once assembled. Dis-assembly can be achieved by using 2 flat-bladed screwdrivers (or similar) slid down the side of each locking tab to press them inwards whilst the connector halves are pulled apart.

Never connect or disconnect solar connectors whilst they are under electrical load as this can cause arcing which can damage the contacts.

  • Voltage rating: 600VDC
  • Nominal current rating: 20A
  • Cable fitment: 2.5, 4 & 6mm²

Part Number:  MC4 (X0004MIUEF)

Average Rating (5 Reviews):  
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Rating:  
Difficult to Separate
12 February 2023  | 

Once the male and female connectors are joined together they are very difficult to separate. If there is a tool to do this it should be available for sale.


Rating:  
Worknwell
15 April 2021  | 

I used these for extending power leads on a canal boat. No instructions included, but I quickly figured out what went where, soldered the wires on and they went together with a satisfying click. Seem well made and waterproof.


Rating:  
good quality
14 May 2020  | 

easy to connect and disconnect


Rating:  
MC4 plugs and sckets
30 March 2020  | 

Good quality connectors. They are captive type and to remove them they need a tool. Others I have used are easier to release with the fingers. If you want to release them regularly you can cut the cover over the catches with a craft knife.


Rating:  
Solar connectors
05 November 2019  | 

Excellent product, excellent service

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