MC4 photovoltaic connector structure and characteristics

Post Time: 2024-03-22 10:21:58

MC4 photovoltaic connector is a connector used in solar photovoltaic systems whose structure is designed to provide reliable electrical connections and waterproof and dustproof features. In this paper, the structural composition of the connector, the principle of operation and characteristics of the connector will be introduced in detail.

一、MC4 photovoltaic connector structure

MC4 photovoltaic connectors are mainly composed of connector body, pins and sockets and other parts.

MC4 photovoltaic connector

Solar Connector body:

connector body is usually made of high-temperature, weather-resistant engineering plastics with good insulation properties and UV resistance. Connector body is generally right-angle shape, easy to install and wiring.


pin is a part of the connector, used to insert the socket and its electrical connection. Pins are usually made of copper, with excellent electrical conductivity and corrosion resistance. Pins are designed to match the shape and size of the socket to ensure a reliable connection.


Receptacle is another part of the connector, used to receive the pins and electrical connection with it. Sockets are usually made of copper, silver-plated surface treatment to improve conductivity and corrosion resistance. The internal structure of the socket is well-designed to ensure close contact with the pins, reducing the contact resistance.

二、Working Principle

MC4 photovoltaic connectors through the insertion and removal of pins and sockets to achieve electrical connection. Before inserting the socket, there is a certain gap between the connector body of the pin and socket. When the pins are inserted into the socket, through the connector body of the elastic effect, the socket will form a close contact with the pins, to ensure that the current transmission of the connector using waterproof and dustproof design, the connector body and pins between the socket there is a certain sealing structure, can effectively prevent moisture and dust into the connector internal to ensure that the connector’s reliability and stability!

三、MC4 photovoltaic connectors have the following characteristics.

High reliability: the connector is made of high-quality materials, reasonable structural design, to ensure the reliability of the electrical connection. The connector has good anti-vibration and anti-shock capabilities, suitable for a variety of harsh environmental conditions.

Easy to use: the connector body and socket pins between the compact design, simple and convenient installation. Connector insertion and extraction of moderate strength, not only to ensure the stability of insertion and extraction, but also to reduce the difficulty of personnel operation.

Good waterproof and dustproof performance: the connector body and socket pins between the sealing structure, can effectively prevent moisture and dust from entering the connector inside, to protect the electrical connection from the impact of the external environment.

Strong weather resistance: the connector body is made of high temperature resistant, weather resistant engineering plastics, can adapt to a variety of adverse weather conditions to ensure the connector’s long-term stable operation.

四、MC4 photovoltaic connector wire connection

MC4 photovoltaic connector wire is an indispensable part of the solar photovoltaic power plant, its main role is to transmit the electricity generated by the solar panel to the power grid. Correctly connecting the MC4 PV connector wire not only ensures the normal operation of the power plant, but also reduces power loss and improves power generation efficiency.

There are many different ways to connect MC4 PV connector wires, including parallel connection. In this article, we will introduce the different connection methods of MC4 PV connector wires in detail to help readers understand and connect MC4 PV connector wires correctly.

MC4 connector parallel connection

Parallel connection refers to combining multiple solar panels together and delivering the power to the grid through the MC4 PV connector wire. In a parallel connection, each solar panel has an MC4 PV connector wire that is connected to an MC4 connector that is then connected to the grid.

To make the parallel connection correctly, you need to use the same size solar panel and MC4 PV connector wires. During the connection process, the positive wire of the solar panel needs to be connected to the anode port of the MC4 PV connector wire and the negative wire of the solar panel needs to be connected to the cathode port of the MC4 PV connector wire. After the connection is completed, the connection needs to be sealed with sealant to prevent moisture and dust from entering.

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