Topics：Waterproof Branch Connector 9715 Series
By combining unique housing lock structure with sealant materials, 9715 Series Connector has passed the high-pressure washing and high-temperature exposure testing specified in "JASO D616" Automotive parts－ Test methods and general performance requirements for wiring harness connectors" and achieved a high level of waterproof functionality and reliability. Owing to the high level of waterproof functionality, it is possible to directly branch an electric wire from the main harness outside the automobile compartment, contributing to reduction of working time and improvement of freedom of installation position of aftermarket parts to be installed outside the automobile compartment.
With the high level of waterproof functionality, it enables to add automobile exterior parts which are affected by water and/or dusts.
Contributing weight-saving initiatives of automobiles
With thin and aluminum electric wires, it contributes to reduction of weight of automobile harness.
9715 Series are wire branching connectors that are compatible with aluminum electric wires which have attracted attention by weight reduction of automobiles s as well as copper electric wires commonly used in automobile harnesses.Aluminum electric wires and copper electric wires have different conductivities, so it is necessary to use wires of one size up to pass the same electric current through the aluminum one. (e.g. In order to pass the same electric current through an aluminum electric wire as the one through 0.5 sq copper electric wire, 0.75 sq of aluminum wire should be used.) The aluminum wire of one size up weighs only 60%* of the copper wire, which contributes to weight saving of automobiles. *The weights vary depending on the size of wire coating.
It is possible to easily assemble the connector in about 30 seconds without pretreating electric wires (e.g. stripping wire coatings). Set wires, fold the housing, and apply pressure with a general tool such as pliers. It has a structure to hold wires temporaly, and it is easy to change the setting position before folding the housing, which improveds work efficiency to install automotive aftermarket parts.
Video of how to use the waterproof branch connector
Kyocera's Sheltap series of branch-style electronic connectors are engineered for automotive use. The clamshell design allows Sheltap connectors to branch and distribute electricity easily and with long-term reliability, even in harsh environments.
Sheltap is a registered trademark of Kyocera Corporation in Japan, U.S.A., China, and Europe