Product code: P01822
Pair of male/female MC4 connectors for terminating solar-specific cable.
MC4 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. Will connect to any other MC4 connectors.
Note: Never connect or disconnect MC4 connectors whilst they are under electrical load as this can cause arcing which can damage the contacts.
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.
Part Number: MC4 (X0004MIUEF)
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.
easy to connect and disconnect
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.
Excellent product, excellent service
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