LUX Solar Parallel Connection Kit
Use these connectors to connect two matching solar panels in parallel.
All of our connection systems at LUX Solar are rated to at least IP67 waterproofing.
These MC4 solar connectors are tested and certified to international standards by the German inspector TUV.
International certifications for these MC4 connectors include
UL6703, EN50521:2008, IEC61215, IEC61730, IEC61646
|Dimensions||123 x 52 x 23|
|Rated Current||30 A|
|Contact Resistance||≦ 5 mΩ|
|Rated Voltage||DC 1000 V (TUV)|
|Contact||Tin plated red copper|
It is important to only connect matching solar panels in parallel.
Some people recommend to use a blocking diode when connecting non matched panels in parallel. However if you do put a blocking diode in then only the panel with the higher voltage will provide electricity to the system at any given time. The other diode will be off (reverse biased) and no power will be produced from that panel at all. A blocking diode should be used in the positive output to the controller if the controller does not include one internally. All LUX Solar controllers include a blocking diode.